Global National: July 10, 2021 | Canadians crazy for football ahead of Euro 2020 final

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    As COVID-19 restrictions lift across Canada, sports fandom is on the rise. Mike Drolet looks at the football fever ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2020 Championship final between England and Italy.

    Hesitancy isn’t the only thing stalling Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. As Morganne Campbell explains, accessibility to mass vaccination centres isn’t easy for everyone to get to, and that’s why pop-up clinics are proving effective.

    While the West Coast of Canada and the U.S. bake in a heat wave, the East Coast is being drenched by Tropical Storm Elsa. Jennifer Johnson looks at the polar opposite pictures of climate change across North America.

    There’s a growing concern that hospitals won’t have enough blood to clear backlogs of surgeries caused by COVID-19. Jamie Maraucher explains how many blood donors are needed to fill the gap.

    The newly-elected national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, who is also the first female in the role, is already facing controversy. Global’s Robin Gill spoke with RoseAnne Archibald about the allegations of harassment and bullying being levelled against Archibald.

    Plus, will 12th time be the charm for Porter Airlines? Anne Gaviola has the latest restart plan for the airline, after the pandemic grounded flights for over a year-and-a-half.

    An Indigenous teenager in New Brunswick is one of the youngest apprentice chefs in Canada at 14. Shelley Steeves explains how he plans to bring his culture to the plate.

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