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This yoga instructor is fighting the rise of QAnon in the wellness community

Seane Corn never thought her duties as yoga instructor would one day include warning people about the dangers of international right-wing conspiracy theories.

Creativity doesn't fade with age — and Emily Urquhart says her father's career proves it

Emily Urquhart says for a long time she assumed her father's abilities as a painter would diminish with age. But what really happened challenged conventional wisdom and her own.
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MEC founding member says she feels 'grief and betrayal' over sale of co-op to U.S. firm

As a founder of Mountain Equipment Co-op, a company that always prided itself on being owned by members, Sara Golling is disappointed with its recent sale to a private investment fund.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Sept. 17, 2020
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Californians may one day flock to Canada as wildfires get worse, says former governor

Former California governor Jerry Brown says he knew his home state a would face a climate change reckoning, but he didn't think it would come this soon.

Pods of orcas are ramming boats off Spain and Portugal and scientists don't know why

Victoria Morris has had her fair share of orca encounters, but nothing quite like this.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Sept. 16, 2020

Graphic designer shows what sports pages look like with men removed

Both a runner and a graphic designer, Katherine Burgess wanted to show how women's sports are ignored by traditional media. So she removed articles featuring men from the front page of the New York Times sports section and shared what was left on Instagram.

The Taliban can no longer ignore women's rights, says Afghan peace talks delegate

​​​​​​​The Afghan government and representatives of the Taliban met in Doha this weekend to begin negotiating peace. Among the most contentious issues is women's rights, which were severely restricted under Taliban rule. Habiba Sarabi is one of four female delegates at the talks.

Fire chief learns her own home razed while fighting Oregon wildfire

Christiana Rainbow Plews, known as Chief Rainbow in her small community east of Eugene, Oregon, learned while fighting the biggest blaze of her career last week that her own home had been swallowed by its flames.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Dutch compensate Mosul man for 2015 coalition airstrike that killed his family

Amsterdam lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld says her client, Basim Razzo, had tears in his eyes after she told him about the offer from the Dutch government.

Mathematician comes to defence of TikTok teen blasted for saying math isn't real

A high school student who was relentlessly mocked online for questioning the nature and origin of math was actually making "profound" and important queries, says mathematician Eugenia Cheng.

Oregon teacher breaks world record for 'swuggling' — swimming while juggling

It's not easy swimming on your back while juggling five balls in the air, says Bob Evans.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, September 14, 2020
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Iroquois Nationals lacrosse player cheers World Games for finally inviting his team to compete

Aidan Fearn says the game of lacrosse was created to bring people together, and that's exactly what the international lacrosse community did for the Iroquois Nationals. 

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Sept. 11, 2020
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Canadian up against police barricades, anti-migrant mobs while responding to Moria fire

When a massive fire ripped through Greece's notorious Moria refugee camp, a Canadian aid worker and her colleague spent the night ferrying people to safety in their van, navigating their way thorough police barricades and anti-migrant mobs.

Author Ann Cleeves funds 'bibliotherapy' service to help people heal with books

It's no secret that books have the power to pull readers into another world and escape reality, but one author is financing a "bibliotherapy" service to help people through their pain. 
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Confessions of ex-Myanmar soldiers show mass-murder orders came from the top: Bob Rae

Video testimony from two former Myanmar soldiers is "hugely important" evidence that the atrocities committed against the Rohingya people were part of a systematic campaign of genocide, says Canada's ambassador to the United Nations. 

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Sept. 10, 2020
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New York dentist says tooth fractures are on the rise during the pandemic

Dr. Tammy Chen says she's seen more tooth fractures in the last six weeks than in the previous six years, and it's a problem that can't be brushed aside.

Californian rushed her kids to safety while her husband stayed to battle the flames

In California, one family's lifetime of possessions, and the roof over their heads, is gone after the massive wildfire rolls through their town. But they are grateful to be alive. 

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Sept. 9, 2020
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Ontario teacher sounds alarm as 30-plus students pack into classroom during pandemic

James Griffith would normally be excited to begin the fall semester with his Grade 12 students in Kingston, Ont. But this back-to-school season isn't like anything the high school teacher seen before.

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