As It HappensPolitical Cartoon PanelDec 26, 2014 | 27:34The highs and lows of 2014 in cartoons. Three of Canada's best political cartoonists sit down for a feature discussion of the year's most bizarre, infuriating and heartbreaking events.
As It HappensMeet Dave Barrett, a real-life World War II "shepherd"Dec 23, 2014 | 12:01The narrator of "The Shepherd" owes his life to a miraculous encounter with the Mosquito-flying pilot who, he later learns, flew with the illustrious WWII Pathfinder squadron. Dave Barrett is a real-life former pilot, who flew with this ace unit.
As It HappensFilm documents Canadian restoration of a De Havilland Mosquito airplaneDec 23, 2014 | 12:01It was an airplane ahead of its time. And the "Timber Terror", or "Wooden Wonder", as it was known, earned a reputation as the plane that won the war. April Butler is the director of that documentary, called "Gaining Altitude: The Mosquito Reborn".
As It HappensWarblers appear to 'hear' deadly storms approach from hundreds km awayDec 22, 2014 | 6:32When the gold-winged warblers that University of California biologist Henrey Streby had been tracking showed up in Tennessee this spring, he thought it was a cause foe celebration.
As It HappensHoodoo McFiggin's ChristmasDec 19, 2014 | 7:22Hoodoo? Hoo don't. Fireside Al reads Stephen Leacock's classic tale "Hoodoo McFiggin's Christmas," about a boy who has big dreams for Christmas, and big nightmares too.
As It HappensReading: To Every Thing There is a SeasonDec 19, 2014 | 15:40A Cape Breton Christmas. An eleven-year-old boy shares his family's Christmas at home, in the late Alistair MacLeod's short story, "To Every Thing There is a Season."
As It HappensFirst Nations man says he was racially profiled, roughed up by Regina PoliceDec 19, 2014 | 7:30Simon Ash-Moccasin says he was walking home, minding his own business when police harassment began.
As It HappensThe Gift of the MagiDec 19, 2014 | 13:11Words of the wise. A young couple in love, wanting to buy each other the perfect present. Fireside Al reads the O. Henry Christmas classic, "The Gift of the Magi."
As It HappensThe Hockey SweaterDec 19, 2014 | 10:28To Hab and Hab not. Roch Carrier reads his beloved Canadian story, "The Hockey Sweater," about growing up in in smalltown Quebec and being forced to wear a Leafs jersey.
As It HappensWill the Gavle Goat survive this year?Dec 18, 2014 | 5:51The city of Gavle has an annual tradition of erecting a 13-metre-tall straw goat for Christmas. And arsonists have a tradition of torching it. Will it survive to Christmas this year?
As It HappensAmazon removes book for excessive use of hyphensDec 16, 2014 | 6:20"Once I stopped laughing, I sent them a letter back, pointing out that hyphens were a perfectly valid means within the English language of joining two words together"