Global National: June 27, 2021 | Grief, anger continues for Saskatchewan residential school victims

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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.

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