As it Happens with Carol Off


Sleep-deprived ultrarunner completes 214 peaks in record-breaking time

After completing all the Wainright peaks in less than six days, Sabrina Verjee now holds an extraordinary record.

Halifax thrift shop filled with photos of 'local hero' chief medical officer

Visitors to the shop will have a hard time getting away from chief medical officer Dr. Robert Strang, who is popping up in frames, on coasters — and even overlooking the shoes.

Advocate calls out Saudi Arabia for 'false promise' on executions after young man put to death

Maya Foa, director of the NGO Reprieve, says a young Saudi man's family is 'absolutely devastated' after he was executed for taking part in protests as a teenager.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, June 18, 2021

Creativity doesn't fade with age — and Emily Urquhart says her father's career proves it

Emily Urquhart says for a long time she assumed her father's abilities as a painter would diminish with age. But what really happened challenged conventional wisdom and her own.

Good for the goose? Droppings are the star ingredient in new Finnish beer

Craving a beer with notes of chocolate, coffee, and just a faint aroma of goose poop? This ecologically-minded Finnish brewery has you covered.

Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq on leaving politics, and why she feels no pride in Canada

Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says she wants to be selfish for the first time in her life, and finally pursue her own happiness. The 27-year-old Nunavut NDP MP recently announced she would not be seeking re-election, and she went out swinging this week with a powerful farewell speech.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Black players in the Negro Leagues incorporated into baseball's go-to site for statistics

The Negro Leagues produced some of baseball's most talented players, from Willie Mays to Jackie Robinson and Bullet Rogan — and only now, they're being recognized as such by the go-to site for the game's statistics.

Glasgow man recreates airplane meals for his husband from their prepandemic adventures

Nik Sennhauser started recreating airline meals for Sunday dinner earlier this year. The self-descried aviation geek says the meals take him back to a time before the pandemic when he'd jump on a plane with his husband and head off on an adventure.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

June 16, 2021

Why BBC staff walked out of a Belarus press conference featuring a jailed journalist

BBC correspondent Jonah Fisher says he was surprised Monday when Belarusian authorities trotted out jailed journalist Roman Protasevich during a press conference about his case.

This man just jumped into Lake Michigan for the 365th day in a row

Chicago bus and limo driver jumped into Lake Michigan to much fanfare on Saturday for the 365th day in a row. What started as a hangover cure for Dan O'Conor became a mental health tool and a way to support the local music community.

Lebanese doctors say patients will die if drug shortage continues

Dr. Hadi Mourad says his patients are suffering and dying, and there's nothing he can do about it. He is one of many Lebanese health-care professionals speaking out about a massive pharmaceutical drug shortage in the country. 

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

June 15, 2021

Why this UFO video analyst doesn't buy the hype around the Pentagon report

Washington and the media are abuzz with chatter of flying saucers and little green men, but a man who studies UFO sightings for a living says you shouldn't believe the hype. 

How many oceans can you name? National Geographic just added a new one

There’s a good chance you learned about four oceans in school: Arctic, Atlantic, Indian and Pacific. But National Geographic says there’s a fifth.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

June 14, 2021

'No more vigils, no more platitudes,' says Muslim leader mourning slain family

When thousands of people gathered in front of the London Muslim Mosque on Tuesday night, mourning the family killed in a suspected hate crime, Nusaiba Al-Azem was standing ready at the podium. Al-Azem is a London, Ont. lawyer and second vice-chair of the mosque. She hosted the vigil where politicians also paid tribute to the family. 

This Harvard-bound grad won a $40K scholarship — and promptly gave it away

Verda Tetteh says she was honoured when her high school awarded her with a $40,000 US scholarship during her graduation ceremony. But she knew almost immediately that she couldn’t keep it.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

June 11, 2021

Puffins return to sanctuary near Isle of Man for 1st time in decades

Aron Sapsford says it feels like a dream to see puffins waddling about on the Calf of Man again.

How this killer whale researcher ended up in a decades-long struggle to save wild salmon

Alexandra Morton had planned to devote her life to studying orcas, but when fish farms moved into her remote B.C. community, she couldn’t ignore their impact on wild salmon. Her new book, Not on My Watch, chronicles her fight against open-net aquaculture on the West Coast.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

June 10, 2021

Ex-PC candidate says he's seen anti-Muslim hate in London, Ont. — and he let it slide

When former PC candidate Jeff Bennett encountered racist and anti-Muslim comments on the campaign trail, he didn't say anything.