Radio Western News Update

NEWSCAST: Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Shloak Srivastava

- The pandemic has changed every aspect of campus life, from the libraries closing to online classes. Now, Western has to rethink how students can register for courses and how to transition their services online in a matter of months.
- As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Western plans to digitize most classes for the fall and winter semesters, which has also impacted the constantly changing registration process.

- Varsity sports across Ontario have been suspended until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Western University says its student will still get their scholarships, even though they won't be representing their school in competitions this fall.

- Environment Canada ended a tornado warning for London, Parkhill, and Eastern Middlesex County, which was issued around 8:45 PM yesterday.

- Coffee chain Starbucks says it plans to close as many as 200 stores in Canada in the next two years, even after the economy gets back to normal after COVID-19.
- The company still says it plans to open more stores around the world, but it will have a smaller footprint in many markets in the U.S. and Canada.

- The Canadian women's national soccer team will have a new head coach as it chases a third-straight Olympic medal next summer in Tokyo.
- Kenneth Heiner-Møller, a Denmark native, is stepping down to rejoin the Danish Football Association as the Head of Coach Education.

- The Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals have been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns.

- Expect the temperature to be around 15 degrees Celsius today. The day will witness a mix of sun and clouds. 
- Additionally, Meteorologists are closely tracking a line of thunderstorms that are tracking through southern Ontario and have the potential to create significant damage. In addition to torrential rain, large hail, and powerful wind gusts, there is also the potential for one or two tornadoes.