Radio Western News Update

NEWSCAST: Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Shloak Srivastava

CAMPUS
- Western will continue to build on more than a half-century of neuroscience research excellence thanks to the recent approval of the Western Institute for Neuroscience.

- On June 19, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry student Michelle Quaye will join more than 300,000 Western alumni living around the world as a newly minted graduate and member of the Western Class of 2020. 

LOCAL AND NATIONAL: 
- The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and London police are on scene after a bear was located in a tree in the west end of the city after an initial sighting earlier on Monday morning.

- A significant list of businesses, including restaurants, hair salons, and malls, will be allowed to reopen as of Friday in parts of Ontario, except the Toronto-area and a few other regions, as the province enters Stage 2 of its restart phase through a regional approach.

SPORTS
- University sports regular- and post-season games across the country have been canceled for the fall term due to concerns about the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, administrators, officials, and fans during the ongoing pandemic. 
- Western Sport and Recreation has a robust return-to-play plan that will inform coaches and student-athletes on how and when they can safely train and compete on campus and in-person.

INTERNATIONAL
- New Zealand has no active coronavirus cases and no new cases, officials said on Monday, declaring that life could return to a form of pre-pandemic normal.

WEATHER
- Expect the temperature to be around 31 degrees Celsius today. It will be sunny with a few clouds in the afternoon. 
- MLHU has also issued a heat warning for the 9th and 10th June.  Hot and humid weather is set to move into the area.