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Global National: July 31, 2021 | More heatwave hazards and wildfires swamp Western Canada

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The holiday weekend is filled with warning; as a heat wave takes over Western Canada, British Columbians and Albertans are heading into August under more dangerously high temperatures, and little or no rain, as the heat endangers both humans and wildlife. As Jayme Doll reports, the heat is also adding more fuel to an already unprecedented fire season.

Meanwhile, Lauren Pullen reports on one woman's dangerous close call with the wildfires near her home, as the flames cause immense stress for residents of British Columbia's interior, threatening homes and uproot lives.

Also in Alberta, residents and doctors rallied in fury as they protested the province's plans to drop nearly all of its COVID-19 restrictions. Michael King looks at their concerns as a fourth wave of the pandemic looms over Canada.

In the United States, a government moratorium on the eviction of tenants who fell behind on rent during the COVID-19 pandemic is set to expire this weekend. As Jennifer Johnson reports, Congress has failed to pass a last-minute extension, leaving millions of Americans with the threat of losing their homes.

In Europe, the small nation of Montenegro is seeing its state debt doubling, with the country desperate for a bailout as it builds one of the world's most expensive highways. With a price tag of over $1 billion, the project has left the tiny Balkan country at the mercy of its loaner – China. As Redmond Shannon explains, the situation could have far-reaching consequences.

Plus, Canadian companies get creative in offering perks to keep employees and combat the pandemic labour shortage. And a look at the heartwarming homecoming of Canadian Olympian Haley Daniels, after she made history in Tokyo.

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