In our top story: The economic impact of the pandemic has hit a staggering benchmark. Canada’s economy suffered its biggest drop on record. The gross domestic product shrank 38.7 per cent in the second quarter as the economy slowed to a crawl. Millions of Canadians were laid off during the widespread lockdown and more than eight million people turned to the federal government for financial support. David Akin reports on the record drop and the promising new signs of a rapid recovery.
Newly minted Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has a potential election to plan for – just days into the gig. He sat down today with our Ottawa bureau chief Mercedes Stephenson for his first one-on-one interview since his victory.
The Nov. 3 election has America more divided than ever. U.S. President Donald Trump accepted his party’s nomination last night at the Republican convention. But he ignored the growing calls for change and focused on claims that electing Joe Biden would bring lawlessness to America. Tonight, Jackson Proskow looks at how the campaign between two very different candidates could play out.
ATM-styled drug dispensers are being installed in five locations across Canada to help address the opioid crisis. The machines provide safe, doctor-prescribed medication to users by scanning their palm. The technology is an extension of a pilot project that began in the centre of the epidemic, Vancouver’s downtown eastside. Jesse Thomas reports.
Brewers in Calgary have discovered a greener way to make beer. But one ingredient will get your attention. Besides the hops and barley, mix in Calgary’s wastewater. The treated brew meets the bar set by Alberta’s health authorities. But as Heather Yourex-West explains, it may take some convincing to get people sipping these suds.
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