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'This absolutely is not a carbon tax,' Conservative MP says of party's new price on carbon

Conservative MP Tim Uppal says the Conservative Party’s proposed carbon pricing scheme is not, in fact, a carbon tax.

How the small nation of Bhutan vaccinated 93% of its adults in just 2 weeks

Bhutanese Health Minister Dasho Dechen Wangmo credited the success of her country's vaccination program to the king's leadership, a strong health-care system and a population that learned the hard way that vaccines save lives. 

Ancient cave poop reveals how bats have adapted to humans and climate change

The University of Ottawa's Lauren Gallant led an investigation into a mountainous mound of bat guano that dates back thousands of years — and hopes to glean secrets from their fecal focal point.

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

April 15, 2021

Maria Campbell on the pain and relief of re-releasing Halfbreed with uncut account of RCMP rape

Nearly five decades after Maria Campbell first published her seminal memoir Halfbreed, she says feels like it's finally finished.

Former Buffalo police officer who was fired for stopping a colleague's chokehold vindicated in court

For years, Cariol Horne has maintained that she was fired from her job as a police officer in Buffalo, N.Y., for saving a man's life. And now, she's won her day in court.

Child psychiatrist helps reunite migrant boy with his mom — but thousands of children remain in U.S. custody

Dr. Amy Cohen helped reunite one migrant child with his mother this week, but thousands more remain trapped in U.S. government-run detention facilities. 

After the Trump administration ignored him, this 18-year-old is set to advise U.S. climate policy

Jerome Foster is not going to miss standing outside the White House, calling for climate justice, now that he's been invited to the other side of the fence. Last month, the White House announced that the 18-year-old activist will be part of a team advising U.S. president Joe Biden.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

April 14, 2021

Say what? More jargon in a paper means fewer scientists will read it, study finds

Cave scientist Alejandro Martinez found that researchers who lean too hard on jargon also risk alienating their peers in the same field — some of whom may not even agree on what those terms mean in the first place.

'Everyone wins' in Air Canada relief deal, says federal transport minister

Minister Omar Alghabra says that not only are refunds on the way for frustrated ticket holders, investing in Canadian aviation is a good bet for taxpayers.

'We cannot live this way': Minnesota council member after latest fatal police shooting

Brooklyn Park council member Wynfred Russell says residents are feeling angry and deeply afraid after a 20-year-old Black man was shot and killed during a police traffic stop.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Doctor in Myanmar says he and his colleagues are being targeted for arrest

As his country is rocked by protests and bloody crackdowns, a doctor says he and his colleagues are being shot at and targeted for arrest.

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.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, April 12, 2021

'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.

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