Global News published this video item, entitled “Global National: June 27, 2021 | Grief, anger continues for Saskatchewan residential school victims” – below is their description.
In Saskatchewan, the Cowessess First Nation has held a vigil for the hundreds believed to be buried near the former Marieval Indian Residential School. As Heather Yourex-West explains, there’s still much work to be done, as mourning accompanies anger toward the Catholic Church.
In Florida, days after a 12-storey condo tower partially collapsed in Florida, four Canadians remain unaccounted for, while nine people are dead and at least 150 people are still missing. Jackson Proskow reports from Surfside on what’s known about them, and how families are receiving information. And Jennifer Johnson explains why the search and rescue mission is going painstakingly slow as family members anxiously wait to hear the fate of their loved ones.
A dangerous heat wave is enveloping British Columbia, with temperatures expected to soar to 45°C in the coming days. Emad Agahi explains how that heat is taking a toll on crops, while meteorologist Yvonne Schalle explains how weather records in both B.C. and Alberta are being scorched.
In Australia, the highly contagious Delta variant is forcing the country to put millions of people into lockdown as infection numbers surge, dealing a major blow to the country’s “COVID-zero” strategy. As Redmond Shannon explains, there’s concern not enough Australians are being vaccinated.
Back in Canada, Canadian veteran Lionel Desmond struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after serving in Afghanistan. In 2017, he killed his family and himself. As Ross Lord reports, the inquiry into Desmond’s case has revealed critical gaps in the system meant to help those who served our country.
Plus, the Montreal Canadiens are gearing up to face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning. It’s the Habs’ first Stanley Cup final since 1993. Mike Le Couteur explains why fans and the team are confident, and which player will be missing in action.
Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area.
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.
India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. New Delhi is the capital.
It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.
Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere between clouds, the air, or the ground. Lightning can occur between opposite charges within the thunderstorm cloud (intra-cloud lightning) or between opposite charges in the cloud and on the ground (cloud-to-ground lightning). (Source: NSSL)
During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.