Radio Western News Update

NEWSCAST: Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Shloak Srivastava

CAMPUS:
- A Western-led international research team hopes that the tweet you just posted – and the millions of others posted to the popular social media site – will provide insights into our collective mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

- Western neuroscientist Adrian Owen and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre neurologist Rick Swartz will participate in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 10th, to discuss the COVID-19 Brain Study.

LOCAL AND NATIONAL: 
- A medical student is trying to reduce the number of flyers landing in recycling and waste bins around London by asking city politicians to consider an opt-in flyer distribution system instead

- As the United States nears three million cases of COVID-19 and states like Texas and California show record-high numbers of newly-reported cases, Canada's public health agency on Wednesday released the latest figures in its modeling of the coronavirus outbreak in this country, showing the epidemic is on the same trajectory as it was at the end of June.

SPORTS
- Sportsnet is trimming its six-stop Grand Slam of Curling circuit to just two events next season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

- Renault has confirmed Fernando Alonso is making a shock return to partner with Esteban Ocon at its Formula One team next year.

INTERNATIONAL
- Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued the Trump administration on Wednesday, seeking to block a new rule that would bar foreign students from remaining in the United States if their universities move all courses online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

WEATHER
- Expect the temperatures to be around 34 degrees Celsius today. It will mainly be sunny with cloudy periods in the afternoon.