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Global National: Oct. 7, 2021 | Saskatchewan shifts COVID-19 response to emergency operations

CA, 08 Oct 2021
In tonight's top story: Amid a COVID-19 fourth wave crisis, Saskatchewan has opened its emergency operations centre, and Premier Scott Moe says a new command team is being created to lead the province's pandemic response. Connor O'Donovan explains why Moe says Saskatchewan isn't accepting offers of help from the federal government.

Crucial wage and rent subsidy programs are set to wrap up in three weeks, and the federal government has yet to announce whether the pandemic benefits will be extended. Mike Le Couteur reports on the anxiety that’s causing business owners.

On top of rising food prices, Canadians can expect to see their energy bills increase as the mercury drops. Anne Gaviola explains why, the price difference, and which demographics will be hit the hardest.

The United Kingdom is facing a far bigger labour shortage than the rest of Europe is seeing during the pandemic. As Redmond Shannon explains, the crisis is partly due to Brexit.

Plus, Canada Post is drawing attention to the work of five editorial cartoonists with a new collection of stamps. Mike Armstrong looks at the role of the rare craft in Canadian culture.

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