Radio Western News Update

NEWSCAST: Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Shloak Srivastava

CAMPUS: 
- Members of the campus community will be receiving Western-branded, made-in-Ontario masks as face coverings become mandatory in enclosed public spaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

- In a University Students’ Council meeting on Sunday, vice-president finance Marc St. Pierre announced that the council negotiated an addendum to their contract with the London Transit Commission so only students taking classes with in-person components will pay for and receive a bus pass with the USC discount.

LOCAL AND NATIONAL: 
- London, Ont. will soon be home to the world's largest indoor cricket farm.
Aspire Food Group, a global industry leader in the production of edible insects, will soon build a 100,000 square-foot plant that will bring bugs, as food, to the North American market.

- Toronto, Peel, and Windsor-Essex public health units will not be entering Stage 3 of the province's COVID-19 recovery plan this week, Premier Doug Ford announced on Monday.

SPORTS: 
- Manitoba has made a $2.5 million bid to have the Canadian Football League play a truncated 2020 season in Winnipeg, should the league go ahead with a plan to play 60 games over the course of 15 weeks.

- NFL players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first two weeks of training camp, per the league's new testing protocols.

INTERNATIONAL: 
- Hopes of ending the COVID-19 pandemic with a vaccine grew after promising data revealed Oxford University's experimental jab is safe and provokes an immune reaction that lasts for at least two months.

WEATHER: 
- Expect the temperatures to be around 27 degrees Celsius today. The day will experience a mix of sun and clouds.