Global National
November 29 2021 8:28pm

Global National: Nov. 29

Canada confirms its first cases of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, also known as B.1.1.529. What’s still unclear about the mutation, how some countries are responding, and how travel is being affected. Fears rise over rising waters again in British Columbia, with yet another atmospheric river on the way. How frustrated residents are bracing for what’s to come; and how ‘sponge cities’ can help make cities more resilient to flooding by absorbing water instead of repelling it. A survivor of conversion therapy tells his story, as Ottawa tables a beefed-up bill to ban the controversial and discredited practice. Plus, cutting off Queen Elizabeth: why Barbados is relinquishing the royals, and becoming a republic.

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