Global News published this video item, entitled “Global National: Aug. 8, 2021 | Canada’s golden goodbye to the Tokyo Olympics” – below is their description.
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.
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.
Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.
As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.
Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the country’s five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and largest city.
Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.
Japan is a great power and a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), the OECD, and the G7. Japan is a leader in the automotive and electronics industries.
Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens.
The United States is a country also known as the United States of America, USA, US or just America. There are fifty states in the union, which is a federal republic ruled by a representative democracy. Nearly ten million square kilometres are inhabited by over 300 million people. The majority of Americans speak English.