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'We're not going away,' vows labour leader after Alabama Amazon workers vote down union 

The fight to unionize at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama is far from over, says union that led the organizing efforts. Workers in Bessemer voted against forming a union this week.

These French islands off Newfoundland want to join the Atlantic Bubble 

The people of St-Pierre-Miquelon are starting to get cabin fever, says a resident of the French islands.

When solving life's problems, people tend to add even when it's easier to subtract: study

Whether we're writing, building or cooking, human beings are driven by a powerful instinct to add rather than subtract, a new study suggests. In fact, unless we're instructed otherwise, most people never stopped to consider whether less is more.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

April 9, 2021

UNESCO stamp of approval could give Italy's 'dying town' a fresh start, says resident

Civita may be known as "the dying town", but local chef and resident Maurizio Rocchi says the tiny medieval town perched high on a cliff still has a lot of life left to give. Italy has nominated the town and surrounding area, approximately 100 kilometres from Rome, to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This man is looking for the friends who shipped him overseas in a crate in 1965

Brian Robson wants to find the two Irishmen who helped stuff him into a wooden crate in 1965 and ship him from Australia back to the U.K.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

April 8, 2021

Why people in Ontario's hardest-hit neighbourhoods are struggling to get vaccines

As Ontario implements yet another stay-at-home order, the government says it's doing everything it can to speed up vaccine delivery. But new data shows that whether you've got the shot might depend on where you live.

Famed art detective on the hunt for stolen Van Gogh, Hals paintings

Dutch art detective Arthur Brand — known as "the Indiana Jones of the art world" — says chatty criminals in the "underworld" revealed the details of stolen paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals to him, but they are still missing.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

April 7, 2021

Ejaz Choudry would 'be here today' if police really wanted to help, says nephew

Hassan Choudhary says he's disappointed, but not surprised, that Ontario's police watchdog has ruled out criminal charges against the police officers who shot and killed his 62-year-old uncle during what was supposed to be a mental health call. 

B.C. health minister asks people to hunker down during surge in coronavirus variants

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix is asking people to stick to the basics of COVID-19 safety as the province faces a surge of more transmissible coronavirus variants. 

$826K for a copy of Super Mario Bros? It's all about the packaging

Super Mario Bros. is the first video game Valarie McLeckie can remember playing, and now she's helped sell a copy of it at auction for a record-shattering $660,000 US ($826,650.00 Cdn).

Ontario boy with world's longest baby tooth wonders: 'How did it fit into my gums?'

Luke Boulton was blown away when he first saw the massive tooth his dentist pulled from his mouth.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

April 6, 2021

How this killer whale researcher ended up in a decades-long struggle to save wild salmon

Alexandra Morton had planned to devote her life to studying orcas, but when fish farms moved into her remote B.C. community, she couldn’t ignore their impact on wild salmon. Her new book, Not on My Watch, chronicles her fight against open-net aquaculture on the West Coast.

Why this 82-year-old rocks a stunning new outfit every Sunday for virtual church

La Verne Ford Wimberly wasn't about to let a pandemic stop her from dressing in her Sunday best.

Lego enthusiast explains why the black market for the toy bricks is so lucrative

French police are building a case against an international gang of thieves who have been stealing Lego sets from toy stores across the country. That's no surprise for Chris Malloy, a Lego collector who runs the website Brothers Brick.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

April 5, 2021

N.Z. scientists finally track down geckos so rare, it wasn't clear they still existed

Ben Barr says Cupola geckos are "the best animals ever" — but he worried he'd never get to see one up close. After years of searching, he saw some last month.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

April 2, 2021

Why this doctor wants you to consult with 'Dr. Google' to help diagnose your symptoms

For someone experiencing a medical symptom, such as a sudden pain or fatigue, the internet can provide all kinds of answers. And while many doctors discourage their patients from consulting "Dr. Google," a new study proves it can be a reliable source. 

Musicologist completes Mozart's unfinished songs, admits it was 'a bit presumptuous'

Timothy Jones says he understands why some people might find it a bit presumptuous that he took it upon himself to complete Mozart's unfinished compositions.

From our archives: Man who forgave son's killer reunites with Canadian musician who sang his story

Peter Katz wrote Forgiveness after hearing an As It Happens interview with Michael Berg, an American father who forgive the al-Quada leader who killed his son.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

April 1, 2021