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Global National: July 21, 2021 | Scientists warn Canada's wildfire seasons will likely get worse

CA, 22 Jul 2021
On this episode of Global National: British Columbia is getting help from fire crews from the Maritimes, New Mexico and the Canadian military to battle wildfires raging across the province. Paul Johnson reports on an especially troubling blaze in B.C.'s wine country, which has displaced hundreds of residents and tourists.

Meanwhile, wildfires are also burning in Manitoba and Ontario, serving as a graphic reminder of the consequences of climate change. Eric Sorensen reports on the warnings from scientists about the fire risks and costs facing Canada.

WestJet, Canada's second largest airline, has pulled the plug on negotiations with Ottawa over a COVID-19 relief package. Anne Gaviola explains why and the turbulence the decision is causing for customers.

Plus, a former Afghan interpreter who helped Canadian troops one decade ago says he's being hunted by the Taliban. Mike Armstrong explains how Canadian veterans are trying to help people like him and their families.

And as the pandemic overshadows the start of the Tokyo Olympics, Team Canada has scored some early successes. Crystal Goomansingh reports on the women to watch out for as Canada competes in Olympics like no other.

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