NEWSCAST - Wednesday 22nd July 2020

NEWSCAST - Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Pritha Mukherji

CAMPUS:
- Western is one of six nodes in the Wildland Fire Research Network, a joint effort between the federal government and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to help understand and predict wildfire risk.
- Thriving Foundations program launched the Community Connections Program for incoming first-year students at the Richard Ivey Building.
LOCAL AND NATIONAL:
- A line of severe storms produced at least three tornadoes in southwestern Ontario on Sunday, and for one community it’s the second tornado they’ve seen this year.
- Canadian retail sales have rebounded sharply after historic declines in March and April, with vendors making up almost all of their pandemic losses, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday.
SPORTS:
- The San Francisco Giants manager and several coaches and team members took a knee during the national anthem before their first exhibition game in the Bay Area on Monday night.
INTERNATIONAL:
- U.S. President Donald Trump sought to paint a rosier picture of the coronavirus for the nation Tuesday but conceded the pandemic is likely to get worse for a time as he revived his daily briefings with an eye to halting a campaign-season erosion of support as new cases spike across the country.
WEATHER:
- On Thursday, expect a temperature of 28 degrees with cloudy skies. Moving onto Friday expect temperatures to be 28 degrees with sunny skies. Expect temperatures to be at 28 degrees with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.