At least two people were killed and one injured after a tornado touched down in Manitoba on Friday. The two people were driving when the storm hit and were thrown right out of their vehicle. The tornado touched down around 8 p.m. local time just south of Virden, Man. Joe Scarpelli has the latest on the aftermath.
In Lebanon, thousands of frustrated protesters took to the street of Beirut on Saturday. They blame the country’s leaders for Tuesday’s deadly explosion, and they’re demanding justice. At least 158 people were killed, more than 6,000 injured and dozens still missing. International aid is now being sent to Lebanon, including from Canada, but as Mike Drolet explains, the support is not being given to the government.
Turning to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the U.S. nears five million confirmed cases, President Donald Trump is now issuing executive orders to introduce economic relief for Americans. That comes after talks in Congress broke down this week with Democrats demanding more than a short-term solution, while Republicans claim their demands amount to a blank cheque. As Jennifer Johnson explains, Democrats could take the Trump administration to court.
A Canadian man has died while in the custody of U.S. immigration authorities. James Hill started feeling sick just days before he was to be deported. He died in hospital this week from COVID-19. As Kamil Karamali explains, his family is now demanding answers.
Global News has been taking viewers questions about the COVID-19 pandemic straight to the experts, and lately, a lot of questions have focused on schools and their reopenings. Students will be heading back to school in just under a month, many for the first time since the pandemic closed classrooms in March. But is it safe, and do parents have reason to worry? For the answers to those, Jeff Semple spoke with Dr. Michael Gardam, chief of staff at Toronto’s Humber River Hospital and Dr. Craig Jenne from the University of Calgary.
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