How can Canada roll out COVID-19 vaccines in a 'child-friendly' way?

As Canada gears up to vaccinate children against COVID-19, a Toronto pediatrician wants to make sure the doses are administered “in a child-friendly way, in spaces that children feel comfortable in.”

Rich countries only shared 14% of COVID-19 vaccine doses promised to poorer nations: report

A coalition of human rights organizations lays the blame on pharmaceutical companies and rich countries like Canada for contributing to vaccine inequality around the world. 

Saskatchewan putting lives at risk by not sending more ICU patients to Ontario, says doctor

Saskatoon's intensive care units are so overwhelmed with COVID patients that some people are being treated in a laundry room, says Dr. Hassan Masri. He's calling on the province to transfer dozens of ICU patients to Ontario for care.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Oct. 22, 2021

Hospital chief hopeful Nunavut will soon resume surgeries postponed during water crisis

The chief of staff at Nunavut's only hospital says he's hopeful they'll be able to resume surgeries and other postponed procedures by next week. 

Moms and short people need not apply: Miss France pageant sued over eligibility rules

If you want to be crowned the epitome of "beauty and elegance" in France, you have to be unmarried, childless, at least 5-foot-5 and no older than 24. That's why a French feminist organization is suing the pageant’s production company for what it says are discriminatory hiring practices.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Oct. 21, 2021

Why are COVID cases spiking in the U.K., but dwindling in Japan?

André Picard, a health columnist at the Globe and Mail, has been covering COVID-19 since it first emerged, and says each government's success or failure comes down to how quickly they're willing to act, and whether the people are willing to listen. 

New exhibit revives Dial-a-Poem — a free poetry hotline once investigated by the FBI

A new exhibition is reviving John Giorno's Dial-a-Poem public service. The late poet and artist created the free hotline in 1969, featuring avant garde poets like Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Amiri Baraka, and Patti Smith.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Oct. 20, 2021

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Why a museum is carefully preserving a 95-year-old sandwich

A 95-year-old sandwich, believed to have belonged to daring American aviator, Clyde (Upside Down) Pangborn, has been carefully preserved by curators at a Wenatchee, Wash., museum.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Oct. 19, 2021

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Polish volunteers head into the forest to help refugees stranded along Belarus border

It was only a few weeks ago when Poland's Kasia Wappa looked to her local woodlands near the Belarus border as a relaxing place to walk. But now she sees people suffering inside the forest without any food or shelter as they hide from border patrol agents on both sides. 

Our entire solar system may exist inside a giant magnetic tunnel, says astrophysicist

You and everyone know you live inside a massive magnetic tunnel, according to new research from the University of Toronto.

Slain U.K. MP David Amess remembered as a 'kind, gentle man' with a zest for life

You'd be hard pressed to find anyone from any political party with a bad word to say about David Amess, says his friend and colleague Pauline Latham.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

Oct. 18, 2021

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This 71-year-old writer's coming-of-age novel is a debut like no other

Okanagan First Nation writer Brian Thomas Isaac's debut is a window into a unique Indigenous boy's childhood.

This man has held onto Richard Nixon's half-eaten sandwich for 60 years

Steve Jenne can’t imagine letting go of a sandwich he froze 60 years ago — a sandwich that was half-eaten by former U.S. president Richard Nixon.

Woman who lost her home in Lytton, B.C., fire pushes back against TSB report

Edith Loring Kuhanga wants the rail companies in Lytton, B.C., to take responsibility for the deadly fire that ripped through the town this summer, killing two people and destroying almost everything in its path — including her home.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Oct. 15, 2021

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This chemist cooked up medieval gunpowder recipes and fired them out of a cannon

Chemistry professor Dawn Riegner had a literal blast during her pandemic downtime, as she recreated gunpowder recipes and helped a friend studying medieval weapons.