Canada and World Full Headlines for March 30

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Published on March 31, 2021 by

On this episode of Global National: As more contagious COVID-19 variants grip the country, health experts say Canada’s third wave of the pandemic could be its worst yet. Eric Sorensen reports on how that dangerous surge is taking a toll on young people in Ontario and pushing hospitals to their limits.

British Columbia’s circuit breaker lockdown is a big economic hit to the resort community of Whistler. With the popular Whistler Blackcomb ski resort closed, Robin Gill reports on the economic uncertainty for the community.

And Canada is expecting tens of millions more doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months, which could mean more Canadians are inoculated sooner. Mike Le Couteur explains which company is sending more doses ahead of schedule and how top officials are trying to reassure people about a different brand of vaccine.

A new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is detailing the tragic shortcomings inside long-term care homes during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ross Lord breaks down the report’s findings and the mixed opinions on how things have changed since last year.

Plus, who knew what – and when – about the misconduct allegations against former chief of the defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance? Mercedes Stephenson asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for clarity on the issue, after some conflicting comments.

Also, the pandemic combined with Alberta’s deep economic struggles have forced many women out of work. But as Heather Yourex-West explains, Virtual Gurus, a small Calgary start-up run by Bobbie Racette, is helping connect small companies with workers often overlooked.

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