Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Jacob McCourt

CAMPUS:
-Western has partnered with General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada to produce face shields. 
-The London-based aerospace company has taken a concept and design from Western’s Advanced Manufacturing Team to make around 500 face shields per week for frontline health care workers.

LOCAL AND NATIONAL:
-A local restaurateur has launched a new online grocery pickup service. 
-Mike Smith, the owner of Joe Kool’s, Toboggan Brewing and two other establishments downtown has launched Kool Group Groceries. 

-The province has extended the State of Emergency by a week until May 19th. 
-This declaration from the Ford Government extends the state of emergency past the Victoria Day weekend. Despite this extension, some businesses will be able to reopen starting Friday including garden centres and nurseries. 

-British Columbia is loosening social distancing guidelines in the province. 
-Starting as early as mid-May, B.C. will begin loosening restrictions to allow for the restoration of several sectors including elective health services, retail, personal services and food establishments following appropriate social distancing measures. 

WEATHER:
-Today, the temperature hits 11 degrees with a 40% chance of showers.
-Tomorrow, it stays cool at 4 degrees with a chance of flurries or rain.