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Indigenous activist 'disgusted' by Winnipeg priest's residential school comments

Kyle Mason says he’s deeply upset by the “out of touch and racist viewpoints” expressed by a Catholic priest in Winnipeg.

No vaccine? 'You can't come in,' says San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance

The San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance, which has 500 individual members representing 300 bars in the city, is recommending its venues require patrons to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before coming inside.

Simone Biles 'an inspiration' for prioritizing her mental health, says gymnast

Former British Olympian Claudia Fragapane knows firsthand how dangerous it is to perform when you’re not mentally prepared. That’s why she's singing the praises of Simone Biles.

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

July 29, 2021

Clever cockatoos are teaching each other how to open trash bins in Australia 

Sulphur-crested cockatoos in Australia are teaching each other how to pry trash bins open, and the phenomenon is rapidly spreading. 

Canadian YouTubers build the world's brightest flashlight

How bright is the world's brightest flashlight? "Really freakin' bright," says the man who designed it. 

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

July 28, 2021

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When Flora Duffy won Bermuda's 1st-ever Olympic gold, her brother 'exploded' with joy

When Flora Duffy won the first Olympic gold medal in Bermuda's history on Tuesday, her friends and family were proudly watching the historic moment at a pub in her hometown.

This musician recorded a series of 'duets' with the Golden Gate Bridge

Where others heard only a grating nuisance, Nate Mercereau found beauty. The L.A. musician has recorded a series of what he calls "duets" with San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, incorporating the sound of its notorious hum. 

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

July 27, 2021

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Civil rights icon Bob Moses was 'a visionary' who risked life and limb for his community

Bob Moses fought for racial justice until his very last breath, says his friend and fellow U.S. civil rights activist Courtland Cox.

Britney Spears inspires bipartisan U.S. bill to reform conservatorships

Inspired by Britney Spears, U.S. lawmakers have unveiled new legislation designed to empower people who have been placed under conservatorships.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

July 26, 2021

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How would a horse wear pants? With suspenders, of course

Winston the retired racehorse sports denim pant legs held up by suspenders to keep the flies at bay while he heals from a leg injury.

Let vaccinated Canadians drive across the U.S. border, urges N.Y. congressman

A New York congressman says it’s time for the U.S. to open its land border to fully vaccinated Canadians.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

July 23, 2021

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Why some scientists want to rebrand shark attacks as 'negative encounters'

Dropping the phrase "shark attack" is a great way to change the narrative about the much-maligned sea creatures, says marine scientist Toby Daly-Engel.

They survived a mass shooting meant to silence them. But these Norwegian women are louder than ever

The documentary film Generation Utoya follows four young women who survived a politically motivated mass shooting in Norway in 2011. But instead of retreating from the public sphere, they've become more politically active than ever.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

July 22, 2021

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Let's dance! Witless Bay seniors ready to boogie after successful appeal to government

After nearly 16 months of waiting, and a clever music video parodying the 1984 film Footloose, seniors at Alderwood Estates in Witless Bay are ready to blow the roof off the place Saturday night.