Global National: Sept. 2, 2022 | Summer scorcher punishing western Canada, US

It’s going to be a scorcher as a U.S. heat dome that is broiling California is going to have an impact on Canada’s Labour Day weekend. More than 23 million people across the U.S. and parts of Canada are under heat warnings. As Heather Yourex-West explains, in some areas like B.C. and the Prairies, it won’t just be hot – it could be problematic. Russia will not restart the flow of natural gas to Germany, blaming an oil leak at a pumping station as the reason, as concern continues around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear power plant. Six inspectors are at the site now and there were concerns by Ukraine that they were not given full access to the site. However, as Redmond Shannon reports, the head of the mission says that’s not the case. U.S. President Joe Biden took explicit aim at his predecessor in a rare prime-time address Thursday night. In the speech, Biden said Donald Trump and the extreme ideology of the MAGA Republicans threaten the very foundation of American democracy. Speaking from America's birthplace, Philadelphia, Biden said Americans are facing a choice between democracy and Donald Trump. Neetu Garcha reports. In just over a week the federal Conservatives will have their new leader. The five candidates have all but wrapped up their campaigns and now it’s time for party members to make their choice. David Akin has more. Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien are already making their way back to Middle Earth after Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings series debuted on its streaming service Thursday night. It’s being called the most expensive show in TV history with each episode costing nearly $60 million. As Mike Armstrong explains, it’s a major offensive in the streaming wars that may have more to do with the company’s retail business. Friday marks the 50th anniversary of an event that definitively changed Canada’s biggest sport. The 1972 Summit Series was billed as a bitter battle on the ice – Team Canada facing off against the Soviet Union in an eight-game roller coaster that captured the imagination of millions. But for many it was more than just hockey. Eric Sorensen takes a look back at the iconic battle on and off the ice. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #GlobalNews #globalnational
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