Radio Western News Update

NEWSCAST: Friday, October 9th, 2020

Shloak Srivastava

- Ontario’s COVID- 19 case count is contributing to record-breaking figures across the region, with 939 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Friday. It was the highest-ever daily number of new cases.

- Whether it’s an inappropriate comment in the workplace or a catcall from a passing car, sexual objectification of women can cause anxiety about personal safety, ‘hypervigilance’ towards appearance, and severe threats to overall well-being.
- As part of an effort to quell the rise of this global phenomenon, an international study led by Western University is providing the tools necessary to properly explore and understand these mental – and potentially physical – harms to women.

- A spike in COVID-19 cases across Ontario is being felt in the London region, with 19 new positive cases reported on Friday.

- Canada's economy added 378,000 new jobs in September. September's job gains mean that the job market is now within 720,000 positions of where it was in February, before the advent of COVID-19 in Canada.

- Curling Canada will likely have to follow the lead of hockey and basketball by using a fan-less hub city approach in order to salvage showcase events like the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier this season.

- Expect the temperatures to be ranging between 16 and 20 degrees Celsius today. The day will experience a mix of clouds and sunshine. On Wednesday, expect the temperatures to be around 22 degrees Celsius with chances of precipitation.