Global News published this video item, entitled “Global National: July 20, 2021 | Emergency declared as devastating wildfires burn BC’s wine country” – below is their description.
On this episode of Global National: An explosive wildfire blazing in British Columbia’s wine country has forced hundreds to leave everything behind, as the rest of Canada also sees a surge in active wildfires. Klaudia Van Emmerik reports from the fire ensuing in Osoyoos, B.C., while Eric Sorensen explains how smoke from fires across Canada is plummeting air quality, how they can affect your health and why we can expect more because of the changing climate
Meanwhile, newly obtained emails from Toronto Public health suggest the Tendercare long-term care home, which had the deadliest COVID-19 outbreak in Ontario, ignored advice that could have helped save lives. More than 300 staff and residents tested positive for COVID-19 and 81 residents died. Carolyn Jarvis has details of the advice that was not followed.
The Tokyo Olympics officially kick off on Friday, but few in Japan are celebrating. COVID-19 concerns continue to rise and, as Mike Armstrong reports, even Olympic officials also won’t rule out the possibility that events could be cancelled at the last minute.
Plus, in an exclusive interview with Global News’ Farah Nasser, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed some of Canada’s pressing issues including a possible election, Islamophobia in Canada and the discovery of unmarked graves at former residential school sites.
And Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became the latest billionaire to reach the edge of space, travelling with three others in a rocket built by his company Blue Origin. But as Jackson Proskow reports, there are plenty of questions on whether the money could be better spent here on earth.
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.
Climate is the long-term average of weather, typically averaged over a period of 30 years. More rigorously, it is the mean and variability of meteorological variables over a time spanning from months to millions of years.
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.
Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American business magnate, media proprietor, investor and commercial astronaut. Bezos is the founder and executive chairman of Amazon, having previously served as chairman, president and CEO of the company.