What are we reading? July 30, 2020

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.


 

Emma Crawford Hampel, online editor:

Europeans feel increasingly fearful of a second wave of COVID as cases have been surging in recent weeks. – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/28/coronavirus-negligence-driving-increase-in-cases-german-agency

 

Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor:

Gabriola’s Bert ter Hart returned to the B.C. coast this month after circumnavigating the world alone in his “family cruiser” sailboat. His nine-month feat is particularly impressive for his having relied on low-tech navigation, plotting his course with a compass and sextant. – Vancouver Island Free Daily

https://www.vancouverislandfreedaily.com/news/gabriola-man-sails-solo-around-the-world-navigating-with-sextant-and-compass/

 

Over the past several months, the pandemic has often highlighted what is good about Canada; unfortunately there have also been more than a few incidents – racist attacks and potentially lethal sabotage of vehicles with out-of-province plates among them – showing our ugly side. – The Star

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/07/28/slashed-tires-loosened-lug-nuts-and-bear-spray-attacks-is-the-pandemic-fuelling-canadians-rage.html