As it Happens with Carol Off


Texas synagogue member describes horror of watching hostage situation unfold on Facebook

Anna Salton Eisen got a frantic message from a friend on Saturday morning that her rabbi was being held hostage and the whole thing was streaming live on Facebook.

This retired DJ is Jamaica's 1st Olympic alpine skier — and he got his start in Canada

The first time Benjamin Alexander went to a ski resort, he was just there to party and play tunes. Now he’s heading to the Olympics to represent Jamaica on the slopes.

Fish swim freely for 1st time in 106 years after defunct dam in Norway dismantled

After being blocked by a dam for more than a century, fish will soon be able to cruise the Tromsa River in Norway unimpeded — and it's all thanks to Tore Solbakken.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

Jan. 17, 2022

'Oh right. I'm on a plane': Toronto doctor delivers baby on flight

After a fellow passenger went into labour on board a flight last month, Toronto's Dr. Aisha Khatib sprang into action.

He spent 7 months living in an airport, until Canada took him in. Now he's written a book about it

In his new memoir, Hassan Al Kontar describes the incredible nine-month journey from the moment he was barred from boarding a flight out of Malaysia to the day he finally arrived as a refugee in British Columbia.

Sexy, fun, and 'a little wild': Ronnie Spector remembered by a fellow '60s icon

“I think Ronnie would be 100 years old, still doing ‘Be My Baby’ on stage if she could,” said La La Brooks, former lead singer of the Crystals. “That’s how much she loved the fans."

File under nightmare: This man had a cockroach living in his ear for days

Zane Wedding is now in possession of knowledge that no person wants to have. He knows, down to the tiniest detail, what it’s like to have a cockroach live — and die — in your ear canal.

20 years after he built it, this general wants Guantanamo closed. But he's 'not confident' it ever will be

Retired Major General Michael Lehnert has called repeatedly for the military prison to be closed. Two decades after the first detainees arrived, he still wonders how his country will get there.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, January 14, 2022.

January 14, 2022 Episode Transcript


Scientists spot the world's deepest squid roaming more than 6 km below surface

While searching for a shipwreck in the Phillippine Sea, explorers captured footage of a young squid roaming deeper in the ocean than ever before seen.

What's up with all the winning streaks on Jeopardy!? This super fan points to the pandemic

Andy Saunders, creator of the website, says that thanks to aggressive preparation and extra time, "contestants are absolutely getting better."

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, January 13, 2022.

Boat-riding cowboy wrangles horses to safety through B.C. floodwaters

Henry Chillihitzia has wrangled his fair share of farm animals — but he usually does it on horseback. That changed Monday when the former bull rider used a motorboat to herd 29 horses to safety through floodwaters in Merritt, B.C.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

January 12, 2022 Episode Transcript


Archeologists struggle to repair vandals' damage to ancient petroglyphs in Texas

Four names scratched into a metre-wide Texas rock face damaged abstract petroglyphs or rock drawings — swirls and lines — etched into the desert rock up to 8,500 years ago, according to Big Bend National Park officials.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

January 11, 2022 Episode Transcript


Ugandan teacher welcomes students back to class for first time in 2 years

Ugandan teacher Mudi Kangave is cautiously optimistic that his students will be able to get back into the swing of things after two years away.

Ontario woman accidentally steals car for 2 weeks, mistaking it for a rental

A woman in Cornwall, Ont., left an Enterprise rental shop with one car — and returned two weeks later with another.

Why conservationists want to turn derelict stables into a nursery for bats

Conservationists are trying to find a safe home for a rare species of bats that have started breeding in southwest England for the first time in more than 100 years.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, January 10, 2022

January 10, 2022 Episode Transcript

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