Sun. Jul 25th, 2021

On Wednesday’s edition of Global National: Lebanese port officials are under house arrest following Tuesday’s deadly explosion in Beirut. Crystal Goomansingh shows you the devastation left by the disaster and the allegations that negligence is to blame.

After Tuesday’s deadly explosion, Canada’s Lebanese community is scrambling to reach loved ones in devastated Beirut. As Mike Drolet explains, the blast has also triggered difficult memories of Lebanon’s past struggles.

Meanwhile, the federal government has signed deals with pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna to secure millions of coronavirus vaccine doses in 2021. But as Mike Le Couteur explains, Ottawa’s announcement lacked some details.

With just 90 days until the U.S. presidential election, it appears many Americans will mail in their votes. But as Jackson Proskow reports, there are fears democracy can’t depend on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS)..

Plus, two tiny, remote communities straddling B.C. and Alaska’s border are pleading to be made exempt from the pandemic restrictions. As Robin Gill explains, they’re hoping to create a travel bubble.

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