Book a stay at this space hotel in 2022 - if you have $9.5M to spare

For just under $10 M, you can be an astronaut-in-training. The company Orion Span has announced the first luxury space hotel expected to launch in 2022.

Grace Acan spent years as a captive of Ugandan rebels, now she helps casualties of war rebuild their lives

Grace Acan was among 139 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army in 1996. After years in captivity, she escaped and now helps other conflict survivors to find their place in the world.

Where does 420 come from? Meet the men who coined the phrase and lit up a movement

As Canada drifts toward marijuana legislation, April 20 may appear to be losing its relevance as a day of protest. But the men who say they coined '420' disagree.

The Current for April 20, 2018

From the origins of 420 and if the protest day of pot is still relevant; to a woman who survived eight years in captivity under the Lord's Resistance Army; to exploring space tourism with the potential of a hotel in space open for business in three years ... This is The Current.

To catch a criminal, police sketches can be useful — or hilarious

The sketch of the man alleged to have threatened Stormy Daniels has led to mirth and mockery online, but it has also raised questions about how useful these artist impressions of suspects can be.

Should physicians tell police if their patients have been drinking and driving?

Some ER doctors are feeling conflicted balancing a patients' privacy with public safety when treating drunk drivers.

10 minutes later, a death sentence: How Iraq is dealing with the aftermath of ISIS

Human rights campaigners are concerned about perfunctory trials taking place in Iraq, as the country tries to deal with thousands of people detained as ISIS collaborators.

The Current for April 19, 2018

From the art of police sketches and how even a rudimentary image can help solve crimes; to balancing patients' privacy with public safety when it comes to drunk drivers; to whether ISIS fighters in Iraq can have a fair trial, or if they deserve one ... This is The Current.

Mosque shooter's search history shouldn't be a cause for online censorship: expert

Alexandre Bissonnette was reading extreme content online in the weeks prior to the attack on the Quebec mosque, but opinion is divided over whether Canada should crack down harder on hate speech online.

Canadian sex worker says new U.S. trafficking laws are a risk to her safety

Two new laws to combat sex trafficking are having unintended consequences for Canadian sex workers, but advocates say the safety of children must take priority.

How right-wing populist leaders are eroding democracy: author

Hungary's Viktor Orban's re-election earlier this month is just the latest example of democracy at risk, says author.

The Current for April 18, 2018

From how online hate speech influenced the radicalization of Alexandre Bisonette; to critics arguing a new U.S. law targeting trafficking is endangering sex workers on both sides of the border; to the state of press freedom in strongman Viktor Orban's Hungary ... This is The Current.

Boy on the beach: How Alan Kurdi's family are turning their grief into a fight to help refugees

After the drowned body of her three-year-old nephew Alan washed up on a Turkish beach, Tima Kurdi became an advocate for the world's refugees. She has now written a book about her own loss, and what the world must do to stop it happening again.

Why a water-gulping Wisconsin plant is a wake-up call for Canada

Environmentalists are concerned about Foxconn's proposed industrial plant that would suck nearly 22 million litres of water from Lake Michigan per day. They argue that it could contravene the Great Lakes Compact, while one expert says Canada should be worried.

Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion divides Indigenous communities

Politicians in Alberta and B.C. aren't the only ones split on Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion project, Indigenous leaders are also divided on whether the project should move forward.

The Current for April 17, 2018

From First Nations in Alberta and B.C. split on the Kinder Morgan pipeline project going forward; to Tima Kurdi on how the tragic death of her nephew Alan Kurdi became the symbol of the Syrian refugee crisis; to environmentalists crying foul over Foxconn's daily use of water from Lake Michigan ... This is The Current.

Is the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline in the 'national interest?'

As the prime minister insists that the Trans Mountain pipeline will go ahead, competing sides argue the benefit it offers to Canada.

One night of bombing may not stop Assad using chemical weapons, expert warns

The U.S.-led coalition that bombed Syrian targets on the weekend may need to take further steps if chemical weapons are used again.

How a B.C. caribou herd on verge of extinction is making a comeback

Mountain caribou are vanishing in B.C., but a wildlife biologist and two First Nations have found success reviving a Klinse-Za herd in the province's interior.

The Current for April 16, 2018

From whether the latest airstrikes against Syria by the U.S., U.K. and France will have an impact on the civil war; to a recent meeting on the Trans Mountain pipeline project with no resolve; to what - if anything - can be done to save the South Selkirk caribou in B.C. ... This is The Current.

Music in mind and mouth: How beatboxing is helping kids with speech problems

Kaila Mullady discovered that her incredible beatboxing skills could help her young cousin overcome a debilitating speech problem. She's been helping kids like him ever since.

Through the Humboldt tragedy, youth have found a way to 'lean on each other'

Many young kids and teens are struggling to process the Humboldt crash but parents, educators and hockey coaches are there to be their support.

Can Canadians spot a political bot? Fair elections may depend on it

The use of bots to sway political opinions is only going to become more prevalent, and some argue it's time political parties came clean about how they use them.

The Current for April 13, 2018

From kids looking for guidance on how to process the tragic Humboldt crash; to how beatboxing skills are being used to help people with speech impediments; to researchers warning Canadians to be wary of automated social media bots designed to sway voters ... This is The Current.

Officers must have options other than to kill, says former head of police board

The former head of the Toronto Police Services Board Alok Mukherjee says police forces have become isolated from the communities they are supposed to be serving — and they must reform to address the issue.