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This doctor almost quit Ontario's COVID-19 scientific advisory table over Ford's response

The director of Ontario's COVID-19 scientific advisory table says he's so frustrated by the government's pandemic response that he considered stepping down on Friday.

Texas softball player who pitched perfect game says response has been 'mind-blowing'

The University of North Texas softball team swept its series in El Paso this weekend, but it's a game it won earlier this month that people are still talking about — and that's all because of pitcher Hope Trautwein. 

California county to return the land they took from a Black family 96 years ago

A century ago, a beach resort in Southern California was taken from Black owners by white city officials. The owners, Willa and Charles Bruce, faced racism and harassment from the white-run city, fighting until their death to get their property back.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

April 19, 2021

This Alaskan glacier is moving at an 'awe-inspiring' pace, 100 times faster than usual

A massive glacier in Alaska is on the move for the first time in 64 years, and U.S. National Park Service geologist Chad Hults got to experience it first-hand.

'We cannot police our way out of this pandemic,' says Ontario doctor

Dr. Naheed Dosani, a palliative care doctor in Toronto, says the latest COVID-19 restrictions announced by Ontario Premier Doug Ford don't go far enough to protect essential workers.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

April 16, 2021

'This absolutely is not a carbon tax,' Conservative MP says of party's new price on carbon

Conservative MP Tim Uppal says the Conservative Party’s proposed carbon pricing scheme is not, in fact, a carbon tax.

How the small nation of Bhutan vaccinated 93% of its adults in just 2 weeks

Bhutanese Health Minister Dasho Dechen Wangmo credited the success of her country's vaccination program to the king's leadership, a strong health-care system and a population that learned the hard way that vaccines save lives. 

Ancient cave poop reveals how bats have adapted to humans and climate change

The University of Ottawa's Lauren Gallant led an investigation into a mountainous mound of bat guano that dates back thousands of years — and hopes to glean secrets from their fecal focal point.

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

April 15, 2021

Maria Campbell on the pain and relief of re-releasing Halfbreed with uncut account of RCMP rape

Nearly five decades after Maria Campbell first published her seminal memoir Halfbreed, she says feels like it's finally finished.

Former Buffalo police officer who was fired for stopping a colleague's chokehold vindicated in court

For years, Cariol Horne has maintained that she was fired from her job as a police officer in Buffalo, N.Y., for saving a man's life. And now, she's won her day in court.

Child psychiatrist helps reunite migrant boy with his mom — but thousands of children remain in U.S. custody

Dr. Amy Cohen helped reunite one migrant child with his mother this week, but thousands more remain trapped in U.S. government-run detention facilities. 

After the Trump administration ignored him, this 18-year-old is set to advise U.S. climate policy

Jerome Foster is not going to miss standing outside the White House, calling for climate justice, now that he's been invited to the other side of the fence. Last month, the White House announced that the 18-year-old activist will be part of a team advising U.S. president Joe Biden.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

April 14, 2021

Say what? More jargon in a paper means fewer scientists will read it, study finds

Cave scientist Alejandro Martinez found that researchers who lean too hard on jargon also risk alienating their peers in the same field — some of whom may not even agree on what those terms mean in the first place.

'Everyone wins' in Air Canada relief deal, says federal transport minister

Minister Omar Alghabra says that not only are refunds on the way for frustrated ticket holders, investing in Canadian aviation is a good bet for taxpayers.

'We cannot live this way': Minnesota council member after latest fatal police shooting

Brooklyn Park council member Wynfred Russell says residents are feeling angry and deeply afraid after a 20-year-old Black man was shot and killed during a police traffic stop.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Doctor in Myanmar says he and his colleagues are being targeted for arrest

As his country is rocked by protests and bloody crackdowns, a doctor says he and his colleagues are being shot at and targeted for arrest.

These French islands off Newfoundland want to join the Atlantic Bubble 

The people of St-Pierre-Miquelon are starting to get cabin fever, says a resident of the French islands.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, April 12, 2021

'We're not going away,' vows labour leader after Alabama Amazon workers vote down union 

The fight to unionize at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama is far from over, says union that led the organizing efforts. Workers in Bessemer voted against forming a union this week.

When solving life's problems, people tend to add even when it's easier to subtract: study

Whether we're writing, building or cooking, human beings are driven by a powerful instinct to add rather than subtract, a new study suggests. In fact, unless we're instructed otherwise, most people never stopped to consider whether less is more.