Radio Western News Update

NEWSCAST: Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Shloak Srivastava

- Western efforts to bring Indigenous voices to the leadership table and an Indigenous presence to all levels of work, study, and research across campus will have a permanent advocate in the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.

- A trio of Western alumni, including the former head of the nation’s central bank, have been named to guide the university’s top economic think tank, Western and Ivey Business School announced on June 15th.

- A field where Lorne Avenue Public School in London once stood is about to be transformed into a new park, which planners say will be unlike any other in the city.

- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that the federal government will extend the Canada emergency response benefit or (CERB), with details to follow in the days ahead.

- Vancouver's 153 playing fields will once again be available for bookings starting July 1, allowing sports teams and child-care programs to reserve facilities for modified training, camps, and play.

- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing or NASCAR is set to allow up to 30,000 fans at the track in Bristol next month when it moves the All-Star race out of Charlotte Motor Speedway for just the second time in the history of the race.

- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a watershed victory for LGBT rights, ruling that a landmark federal law forbidding workplace discrimination protects gay and transgender employees.

- Expect the temperatures to be ranging between 15 degrees and 23 degrees Celsius today. It will be sunny throughout the day. On Wednesday, expect the temperature to be around 28 degrees Celsius