Global National: Aug. 8, 2021 | Canada’s golden goodbye to the Tokyo Olympics

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As the Tokyo Olympics wrap up, Team Canada leaves Japan on a historic high note, with more medals than any other non-boycotted Summer Games. Crystal Goomansingh looks back at an Olympics like no other, while Julia Foy reports on how the next generation of Olympians have raised the bar.

Meanwhile, communities in British Columbia continue to be devastated by raging wildfires ripping through the Okanagan region. As Emad Agahi reports, some residents are furious, claiming the provincial government ignored early warnings.

After being closed to non-essential travel for over a year, the Canada-U.S. border is finally set to reopen on Monday, allowing fully vaccinated Americans and permanent residents to cross over for pleasure trips. Seán O’Shea reports on what that means for some of Canada’s border towns.

But the United States itself is sinking deeper into its fourth wave of COVID-19, sparking fears for tourism and cross-border travel. Hospitals are already being overwhelmed by unvaccinated patients. As Reggie Cecchini reports, the world is starting to take notice, raising doubts on easing travel restrictions for vaccinated Americans.

There are also concerns that a fourth wave of COVID-19 in Canada will hit unvaccinated kids hard when they return to school. As Heather Yourex-West reports, kids under 12 are still ineligible to be vaccinated here in the country.

Plus, Canada’s political parties are preparing for a federal election to be called any day now, but how do voters feel about heading to the polls during a pandemic? Mike Le Couteur checks the temperature.

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