NEWSCAST - Monday 22nd June 2020
-Three Western PhD candidates – all from the social sciences and humanities competition – have been named among 166 nationwide recipients of 2020-21 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.
-On June 19, Serena Mendizabal 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:
-Hundreds of residents rallied at London's City Hall Saturday afternoon, demanding police reform in light of recent high-profile killings of Black people. The peaceful protest focused on the objective to "defund the police," or reallocate money for police toward social services, mental health, housing and addiction treatment.
-For the first time in months, Londoners will soon be able to use a public computer at the library. Starting Monday, the Central branch on Dundas Street downtown will be the first in the city to offer public internet access since before the pandemic shutdown.
-The Major League Baseball Players Association will delay voting on the league’s latest proposal while it collects further information on health and safety protocols, according to multiple reports on Saturday.
-Although most governments are still advising against "nonessential" international travel, a host of popular destinations are beginning to ease their Covid-19 lockdown measures and border restrictions and are moving toward welcoming tourists back.