As it Happenswith Carol Off and Jeff Douglas


Why this senator pushed stiffer penalties for violent crimes against Indigenous women

Independent Sen. Lillian Dyck has been pushing for harsher sentences for those who attack Indigenous women — and now the government has agreed to accept those changes in the Criminal Code.

Phoenix man says he built the world's largest coin pyramid out of pennies

Pyramids are testament to heights of human achievement — from the great pyramids at Giza that entombed ancient Egypt's royalty, to the pyramid of a million pennies in Cory Nielsen's garage.

A fish egg hatched after getting eaten and pooped out by a swan

They say the journey is more important than the destination. And if you're a killifish egg, that journey may include being eaten by a swan and travelling through its guts.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

June 18, 2019

Indian magician who drowned during river escape 'sacrificed his life' for magic: colleague

The body of an Indian magician  Chanchal Lahiri, who was attempting a Houdini-styled stunt in the Ganges River, has been found, according to Indian media.

U.K. police under fire for plan to give blunt knives to domestic abuse survivors

The Nottinghamshire Police is working with victims of domestic abuse or those at risk to replace the sharp knives in their kitchens with blunt-tipped ones in hopes of reducing violent attacks.

'I live with fear,' says Montreal borough mayor whose harasser was acquitted of criminal charges

A judge ruled that although Sue Montgomery was harassed, it didn't meet the criteria for criminality because the Crown could not prove she feared for her safety.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

June 17, 2019

Raptors fan says he might be 'changed as a person' after watching Game 6 up close in Oakland

Toronto actor Ennis Esmer flew to California from Vancouver, where he's shooting a TV show, to watch the game live from the Oracle Arena.

Mysterious, deadly illness plaguing one of Malaysia's last Indigenous nomadic tribes

One of Malaysia's last Indigenous, nomadic communities has been hit with a wave of illness and deaths that nobody has been able to explain — but a doctor who recently visited the tribe says neglect and overdevelopment are to blame.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

June 14, 2019

Degrassi Palooza will be a 'high school reunion' for cast and fans, says Pat Mastroianni

Pat Mastroianni, who played Joey Jeremiah on the series, will be hosting the three-day convention in Toronto.

Profs took aim at dodgeball. Now the head of Dodgeball Canada is fighting back

Education researchers presented a paper calling the sport a tool of "oppression" and "dominance," but Duane Wysynski says dodgeball is a game of teamwork and strategy.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

June 13, 2019

B.C. woman in 'complete shock' after sex abuse convictions tossed over court delays

It took Jeeti Pooni more than a decade to get justice for her and her sisters, and now she says all her efforts have been undone.

Hong Kong activist goes on hunger strike in the midst of protest crackdown

'It's not transparent. It's not just,' says Minnie Li of the legal system in mainland China, where she grew up. Li and a handful of hunger strikers are speaking out against the proposed new law.

'There's nothing we can do,' says N.L. couple whose flooded cabin floated away

Una Hoyles says her cabin has floated one kilometre away to the the other side of Bottomless Pond in Western Newfoundland.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

June 12, 2019

ISIS setting fire to crops in Syria and Iraq out of 'cold-blooded revenge,' monitor says

The number of wildfires in Syria and Iraq this year were significantly above and beyond what's expected for this time of year. Now officials and experts confirm the fires have been deliberately set.

Nardwuar the Human Serviette gets his own star on B.C.'s Walk of Fame

Nardwuar the Human Serviette says he's honoured that Canadians will walk all over him now that he has a star on Vancouver's Walk of Fame.

David Crosby promises not to 'butter your toast' in new Rolling Stone advice column

When people ask Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby about his new gig as an advice columnist for Rolling Stones, he usually giggles.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

June 11, 2019

Pitcher plants discovered snacking on baby salamanders in Ontario park

University of Guelph biologist Alex Smith describes the 'WTF moment' of spotting a pitcher plant that had devoured a juvenile salamander.

Google employee who helped organize walkout quits, says the company 'kneecapped' her career

Claire Stapleton has quit her job as marketing manager at YouTube, which is owned by Google, because she felt the company was retaliating against and her fellow organizers.

Ai-Da the artificial intelligence robot is hosting her 1st solo art exhibit

Is Ai-Da the "ultra-realistic AI humanoid robot" an artist, or she the actually the art itself? The answer to both questions is yes.