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Sandy Lake First Nation in mourning after 2 children die in house fire, says chief

As Ontario's Sandy Lake First Nation mourns three children who died in a house fire, it's also dealing with other tragedies, plus COVID-19. Chief Delores Kakegamic tells As It Happens the community doesn't have the resources it needs.

This Irish woman is dressing as a household item every day for a month 

Taryn de Vere only wears clothes that make her feel fabulous — even when she’s dressed as a can of beans.

Icelandic pizzeria nods to pagan tradition by serving sheep's head as special topping

On a bed of arugula and carrot slices, an Icelandic pizzeria has laid out an unusual topping for their new, seasonal pizza: a sheep's head boiled in stout beer.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Jan. 24, 2022

That time Meat Loaf coached a high school girls' softball team

He was born Marvin Lee Aday. To his fans, he was Meat Loaf. But for Jen Carlson, he’ll always be Coach Meat.

U.K. rescuers dangle sausage from a drone to save stranded dog

A drone operator in Hampshire, England dangled a sausage from his device last week. After initial efforts whistling and yelling, Elliott Exton flew the delectable drone over an area of mudflats, to try rescuing a dog named Millie. 

Book about a random Sunday in the U.S. proves 'there's no such thing as an ordinary day'

Washington Post reporter Gene Weingarten has a mantra: if you've got the patience to find it, and the skill to tell it, there's a story behind everyone and everything. 

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Jan. 21, 2021

January 21, 2022 Episode Transcript


Archeology in space? Researchers conduct a survey of the International Space Station

While most archeologists study ancient artifacts buried deep underground, these researchers have their sights set on a different kind of archeological site — one that's in orbit 408 kilometres above the Earth. 

Canada will meet Afghan refugee goals despite 'extraordinary' challenges, vows minister

A flight with more than 200 Afghan refugees landed in Vancouver on Tuesday night. But many Afghans with ties to Canada are still at risk. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser says Canada won't abandon them.

Florida bill would ban making white people feel 'discomfort' about racist history

A Florida state senator is pushing back on a bill aimed at protecting white people from feeling “discomfort” or “guilt” while learning about racism in the nation’s past.

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

Jan. 20, 2022

January 20, 2022 Episode Transcript


Carol Off stepping down as host of CBC Radio's As It Happens

Veteran CBC journalist Carol Off is stepping down as host of As It Happens, CBC Radio's flagship evening current affairs show, after nearly 16 years of interviews marked by both doggedness and empathy.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Jan. 19, 2022

January 19, 2022 Episode Transcript


Weary sighs of 9-year-old shovelling snow go viral after Toronto storm

Carter Trozzolo just wanted to go back to school on Monday, but a massive snowstorm that dumped more than 30 cm of snow on Toronto kept him home. Still, the nine-year-old bundled up and went out — with his shovel. He cleared all the snow that came his way until he was exhausted.

This giant cast iron skillet can theoretically fry 650 eggs at once

If you’ve ever wanted to make an omelette for several hundred of your closest friends, a new museum in Tennessee has just the thing.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Jan. 18, 2022

January 18, 2022 Episode Transcript


Texas synagogue member describes horror of watching hostage situation unfold on Facebook

Anna Salton Eisen got a frantic message from a friend on Saturday morning that her rabbi was being held hostage and the whole thing was streaming live on Facebook.

This retired DJ is Jamaica's 1st Olympic alpine skier — and he got his start in Canada

The first time Benjamin Alexander went to a ski resort, he was just there to party and play tunes. Now he’s heading to the Olympics to represent Jamaica on the slopes.

Fish swim freely for 1st time in 106 years after defunct dam in Norway dismantled

After being blocked by a dam for more than a century, fish will soon be able to cruise the Tromsa River in Norway unimpeded — and it's all thanks to Tore Solbakken.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

Jan. 17, 2022