Radio Western News Update

NEWSCAST: Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Shloak Srivastava

CAMPUS
- Local swimmer Shona Branton will swim at the OUA level next season for the Western University Mustangs.

LOCAL AND NATIONAL: 
- With temperatures expected to hit the 30 degrees mark this week, the City of London has announced the re-opening of some summer swimming programs. 
- In many cases, the offerings have been scaled back with entries limited to ensure safe physical distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19.

- Canadians celebrated a Canada Day like no other as they marked the national holiday under unprecedented circumstances. 
- The pandemic forced the cancellation of high-profile events and large celebrations like the annual pomp and pageantry on Parliament Hill in favor of backyard barbecues and online offerings to keep crowds from gathering.

SPORTS
- The NHL has seemingly decided on its hub cities for when the league returns to play, according to multiple reports on Wednesday: Toronto for the Eastern Conference and Edmonton for the West.

- Lionel Messi scored his 700th goal for club and country in a 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

INTERNATIONAL: 
- Russian voters approved changes to the constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to potentially hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that concluded on Wednesday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities.

WEATHER: 
- Expect high temperatures of about 30 degrees Celsius today. It will be sunny throughout the day. 
- Additionally, MLHU has issued a heat warning since a long duration heat event is expected Thursday through Sunday, and potentially into early next week