Radio Western News Update

NEWSCAST: Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Shloak Srivastava

CAMPUS
- A large number of the valley networks scarring Mars’ surface were carved by water melting beneath glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers as previously thought, according to a new study by Western and University of British Columbia researchers.

LOCAL AND NATIONAL: 
- For the nearly three months, London Ont. photographer Dave Sandford will be inside the NHL's playoff bubble in Edmonton.
As one of four photographers working for the NHL, he's documenting this unique post-season rink side.

- Orthopedic surgeon Andrew Furey is premier-designate of Newfoundland and Labrador, after winning the provincial Liberal leadership race on Monday evening. Furey was the frontrunner from the beginning, with the backing of outgoing Premier Dwight Ball's entire cabinet.

SPORTS
- Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team's four-game series in Detroit.

- Lewis Hamilton hailed his remarkable three-wheeled victory at the British Grand Prix as the most dramatic climax of his career. The world champion, who had led from the start, had to drag his Mercedes across the line after a tyre gave out on the final lap.

INTERNATIONAL
- Teachers and support staff at more than 35 school districts across the United States on Monday staged protests over plans to resume in-class instruction as COVID-19 surges in many parts of the country.

- The protesters, who formed car caravans and attached signs and painted messages on their vehicles, demand schools hold off on August and September school resumptions until scientific data supports such a move.

WEATHER
- Expect the temperatures to be around 24 degrees Celsius today. There will be fog patches in the morning with a risk of a thunderstorm developing in the afternoon along with a 60 percent chance of precipitation.