With Canada’s COVID-19 caseload rising due to Omicron, so too is the number of hospitalizations, further straining already stressed health-care workers. Eric Sorensen explains why the federal government says it can’t offer much help, and the pleas being made to people who are not vaccinated.
And with Ontario schools closed to control the COVID-19 surge, both parents and children are once again facing frustrations trying to juggle their lives with virtual learning. As Abigail Bimman explains, the strategy is also affecting the health-care system.
The remote Bearskin Lake Reserve First Nation in Ontario is pleading for help as COVID-19 rages through the community, infecting nearly half of its residents. David Akin explains how people are coping, how desperation is growing, and what the federal government is promising.
As the Omicron variant sends the COVID-19 case counts in the United States, to record-breaking highs, more people are calling in sick, crippling health systems, businesses, and even public transit systems. Jackson Proskow explains how President Joe Biden is responding to calls for a new pandemic strategy.
Atlantic Canada is bracing for a fierce winter storm this wekeend. Global News chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell reports on what to expect, and what other wintry weather is on the way for the rest of the country.
As Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev keeps claiming the country’s ongoing protests are driven by foreign-trained “armed criminals”, he’s now ordering troops to use deadly force on demonstrators. As Redmond Shannon reports, Tokayev’s threats are being bolstered with the help of Russia’s military.
Plus, he was the first Black actor to win an Academy Award, and is largely known for his roles in “Lilies of the Field,” “The Defiant Ones,” “In the Heat of the Night,” and “To Sir, with Love.” Now legendary actor Sidney Poitier has died at 94. Mike Armstrong looks back at the legacy of Poitier, who helped changed the face of Hollywood.
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