On this episode of Global National: Ontario’s back-to-school plan is getting a failing grade from some parents. Mike Le Couteur looks at the concerns over a lack of planning and what the government is willing to do if some school boards don’t feel ready to reopen.

Plus, the United Kingdom and New Zealand are both tightening coronavirus restrictions again, all because of a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Crystal Goomansingh explains what’s being done and how at least one other nation is responding.

Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump is making baseless claims that mail-in ballots will encourage voter fraud in the 2020 election and has blocked further funding to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). As Jennifer Johnson explains, Trump is being accused by some people of voter suppression.

This year’s hurricane season has already set records ahead of the average peak. Eric Sorensen looks at the science of these storms and the immediate and long-term reasons for them.

Is it time to go back to the ball game? Pro sports leagues are missing enthusiastic fans in the stands, but Major League Baseball (MLB) is looking at a safer way to fill the seats. As Mike Drolet explains, MLB could be teaming up with a Calgary man’s tech company to scan for mask-free fans.

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