Canada and World Full Headlines for March 29

Published on March 30, 2021 by

On this episode of Global National: Some provinces are suspending the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for people under 55, following new recommendations by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) over concerns about blood clots. Mike Armstrong reports on the roller-coaster advice, and how this could affect Canada’s vaccine rollout.

Millions of more COVID-19 vaccines are arriving in Canada, bolstering vaccination efforts. And as Travis Dhanraj reports, the race is on to beat surging hospitalizations amid more contagious variants of the virus.

Plus, the trial is underway for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd. Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. after the officer knelt on his neck for an extended period during an arrest. Eric Sorensen explains what’s at stake in a trial being watched around the world.

And a final report from the Royal Canadian Air Force reveals a bird strike on a jet engine caused the deadly Snowbirds plane crash in Kamloops, B.C. in May 2020. Mercedes Stephenson explains the report’s findings, and the concerns about the aircraft.

People in North Vancouver, B.C. are reeling and looking for answers, after a mass stabbing left one person dead and several others injured. Robin Gill has new details on some of the survivors of the attack, and on the prime suspect, 28-year-old Yannick Bandaogo.

Plus, after it blocked the Suez Canal, which is a vital global trade route, for days, the “Ever Given” container ship has been finally been freed. Redmond Shannon explains how diggers, dredgers, tugboats and even some help from the moon pulled off the gargantuan task.

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