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UBC professor killed by rogue wave remembered as a 'wonderful person'

A friend and former colleague of Denis Lynn says the biology professor died after he was hit by a rogue wave while he was out collecting samples in British Columbia.

This 'dystopian' game show pays off U.S. graduates' student loans

The new game show Paid Off is making a point about astronomically-high university debt in the U.S., as the contestants compete for the ultimate prize of having their entire student loan paid off.

Why 'Dead Body Guy' is calling it quits on his acting career

Chuck Lamb, who gained fame playing dead bodies on TV shows and films, is retiring after 12 years of acting.

As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The Crime & Punishment Episode

From one man's fight to kill Canada's death penalty to a spellbound victim of the 'Black Magic Bandit', the stories on this episode run the gamut of crime and punishment — from petty offences to hefty sentences.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, July 13, 2018

As Ontario rolls back sex-ed curriculum, Quebec to teach kindergarteners how babies are made

A decade since sex-ed was dropped from Quebec's school system, the subject will be mandatory in every grade, beginning in kindergarten, starting this September.

Quebec family catches postal worker who kept feasting on their homegrown tomatoes

Homeowner Paula Habib thought a squirrel was eating her tomatoes at first, but security footage revealed it was the postal worker.

Conservative columnist quits after publisher spikes her defence of Scarlett Johansson's trans role

Daniella Greenbaum handed in her letter of resignation to Business Insider after the company pulled her column defending Scarlett Johansson playing a transgender man.

UK heatwave reveals 'amazing' ancient sites in Wales

The heatwave in the United Kingdom have unveiled ancient sites through crop marks in Wales.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday July 12, 2018

Liu Xia is now a 'free woman', says exiled Chinese dissident

Liu Xia, widow of the late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, has arrived in Berlin after years under unofficial house arrest in China.

Bringing back the floppy disk: Ontario record label promotes vaporwave music

When Sterling Campbell wanted to embark on a new creative venture, he decided to promote vaporwave music and sell it on floppy disks.

As It Happens: Wednesday edition

Wednesday July 11, 2018

Ontario woman accidentally steals car for 2 weeks, mistaking it for a rental

A woman in Cornwall, Ont., left an Enterprise rental shop with one car — and returned two weeks later with another.

Real-life Professor Snape calls Trump's Supreme Court pick 'Lord Voldemort'

Bill Snape, a law professor at American University, explains why President Trump naming Brett Kavanaugh as his pick for Supreme Court will be harmful to the environment.

Cellphones, coins and credit cards: Archaeological finds from Amsterdam canals

A team of archaeologists are documenting items excavated from the Amstel River, some dating back thousands of years.

Lawyer disappointed only half of migrant children will be reunited with parents by deadline

After the Trump administration admits it won't meet tomorrow's court-ordered deadline to reunite migrant children with their families, an ACLU lawyer explains his next steps.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday July 10, 2018

As Trudeau and Ford trade blows, asylum seekers suffer: advocate

Vulnerable families will end up in the streets if Ottawa and Ontario can't work together to help asylum seekers, says a refugee advocate.

South African reserve owner rejects talk of 'karma' after lions eat suspected poachers

The remains of a group of suspected rhino poachers were found near a pride of lions at the Sibuya Game Reserve in South Africa.

As It Happens : Monday Edition

Monday, July 9, 2018

Panic ensues as British couple's wedding coincides with England vs. Sweden World Cup match

Hayley Cullum and James Adams say they had to erect a TV at their wedding venue after their guests threatened to leave the ceremony to watch the big game.

EBay pulls 6-year-old McDonald's burger from its website

Rural Ontario farmer Dave Alexander's six-year-old McDonald's cheeseburger and fries was going for $150 on eBay when the website pulled it down.

Koala genome study offers clues into marsupial's toxic diet and fight against chlamydia

Researchers have spent years sequencing the genome of a koala, and they're hoping the new information can help conserve the vulnerable population.

As it Happened: The Archive Edition - The New Beginnings Episode

The individuals in this episode have each faced experiences that few of us will ever have to face in our lifetimes.