As it Happens with Carol Off



She helps Black people in Mississippi get abortions. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling won't stop her

A woman who runs a reproductive rights organization in Mississippi says she will keep helping people access abortion services, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe. v. Wade.

'There's no time to waste': Canada issues travel documents to help Afghans flee their country

After months of pressure from advocates, the federal government has issued special travel documents to thousands of Afghans to escape the country and ultimately make their way to Canada.

B.C. buddies catch 300-kg sturgeon on their 1st time out, then promptly let it go

Not only did Steve Ecklund and Mark Boise catch a sturgeon on their first time out — they reeled in a beast as long as a U-haul truck and as heavy as a vending machine.

Here's how this woman saves $1K a month or more on groceries

If you're walking up to the cashier aisles at a grocery store in Ontario and see Leanne Mathewson in line ahead of you, get ready to wait a little longer than usual.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

June 24, 2022

Bears Ears monument deal marks new day in U.S.-Native relations, says coalition leader

Charissa Wahwasuck-Jessepe says the new agreement between the U.S. government and five Native American tribes in Utah could set a precedent for future deals between Indigenous peoples and the U.S.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

As It Happens for Thursday, June 23, 2022

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The Maldives are building a floating city to address rising sea levels and population

The Maldives is in the early stages of building an elaborately designed floating city in an effort to ensure future livable spaces as sea levels continue to rise and provide new affordable spaces for the densely populated island nation.

'I couldn't turn away from it,' says Canadian military vet injured in Ukraine

When J.T. saw footage of Ukrainian children fleeing the Russian invasion, and watched everyday Ukrainians pick up arms and defend their homeland, he knew he had to help. So the retired Canadian military vet joined the fight. Last month, he was badly injured by an anti-tank mine while trying to rescue his fellow soldiers. His supporters in Canada are now fundraising to bring him home.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

As It Happens for Wednesday, June 22, 2022

June 22, 2022

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Scientists are fascinated by this itty bitty frog that's extremely bad at jumping

Richard Essner says there’s something very relatable about the pumpkin toadlet, a frog so small that every time it attempts to jump, it crashes pitifully to the ground.

An eagle snatched a baby hawk for dinner, then ended up adopting it 

A pair of bald eagles near Nanaimo, B.C., have adopted a baby red-tailed hawk and are raising it alongside their own eaglet. But while the hawk is now part of the eagles’ family, it could have just as easily been their dinner.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

June 21, 2022

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Defence minister cites Russian aggression as factor in $5B upgrade to continental defence

Defence Minister Anita Anand says the “threat environment” has changed in Canada, and so, too, much the country’s defence capabilities.
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Winnipeg cyclist killed on fundraising trip was 'beyond generous,' says his son

Marquis Petit says that his father J.P. Petit was "beyond generous" in his life. Petit was on a 1,350-km cycling trip to raise money for his granddaughter Éveline, who was born with end-stage renal disease, when he was struck by a transport truck and later died.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

June 20, 2022

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Extinct? No, this rare Galapagos giant tortoise is still around after all

Researchers have confirmed that a giant tortoise found on Fernandina Island in the Galapagos archipelago is one of a species that was thought to have gone extinct last century.
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Ground beef shouldn't come with a warning label, say Canadian ranchers

Beef producers say that new food labels proposed by Health Canada, which would warn consumers about foods high in sugar, sodium and saturated fat, don't belong on packages of ground beef.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Lena Horne was a trailblazing Black performer. Now a Broadway theatre has adopted her name

The first Broadway theatre named after a Black woman will honour legendary performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne. 

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

As It Happens for Thursday, June 16.