Alberta restaurant reopens after harassment over requiring vaccine passport

The Firehouse Bar & Grill in Langdon, Alta. is reopening today with extra security in place after shutting down over harassment from the public over the restaurant's decision to require proof of vaccination.

Somalis go to the movies for the first time in 30 years

Filmmaker Kaif Jama was thrilled to see people in the seats at Somalia's National Theatre in Mogadishu on Wednesday to watch two films she had written and starred in. The films were the first to be publicly screened in the country in 30 years.

New Nunavut MP Lori Idlout wants to shift territory's relationship with federal government

Lori Idlout, who was elected the new NDP MP for Nunavut this week, said she wants to negotiate with the federal government from "a position of power."

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 23, 2021: Calgary bar threatened, EU universal charger, Somalia first film screening, Windsor hospital staff suspended, Helmut Oberlander obit, Poland coal mine, COVID bird behaviour changes and more

September 22, 2021 Episode Transcript

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Berlin residents to vote in referendum on seizing rentals from corporate landlords

Residents in Berlin, fed up with increasingly high rents, have secured a referendum on housing that could have reverberations across Europe.

Images of U.S. Border Patrol agents confronting Haitian migrants in Texas are 'heinous,' says congresswoman

Images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback grabbing asylum seekers near the U.S.-Mexico border are "heinous," according to U.S. Democratic Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 22, 2021: Unvaxxed health exceptions, Minnesota not reaching pouch, New Orleans garbage, Election: Nunavut MP, Berlin low cost housing, Arkansas vaccine campaign pastor, Scotland wooden ark and more

Neck-to-neck combat: Giraffes fight fair when they spar, researchers find

Jessica Granweiler was surprised by the intricate rules that male giraffes seem to follow when they are sparring with each other. For instance, giraffes are either "lefties" or "righties" when they bash necks, and they will respect their opponent's side preference.
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Standing by world's largest tree gives 'feeling of eternity' says woman trying to save it from fire

So far, the colossal giant sequoia known as the General Sherman hasn't been harmed by ongoing wildfires, thanks to the efforts of California firefighters who wrapped the tree's base in aluminum blankets and cleared vegetation from around it.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 21, 2021: Election: Wayne Long, Election: Randy Hobock, Giraffe fight club, US/Mexico border force, World's whitest paint, Honduras prisoner released, First time voter and more

September 21, 2021 Episode Transcript


Fossil reveals giant new penguin species that lived 27 million years ago

When a group of kids in Hamilton, New Zealand, went on a fossil-hunting field trip 15 years ago, they didn't know how important their discovery would be. They found a fossil of a giant penguin's bones, which paleontologists have now determined is a new species.
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Afghanistan's health-care system is 'close to collapse' says acting health minister

The Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan a month ago has plunged the country's health-care system into a crisis. Dr. Wahid Majrooh, Afghanistan's acting health care minister, says the system is "close to collapse."

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 20, 2021: World's largest tree fire, Pfizer kids research, BC lighthouse keepers vote, Russian election, Candy search contest, Encore: Shaena Lambert and more

September 20, 2021 Episode Transcript

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Forget your phone, put your vaccine passport on a shirt like this man

When the B.C. government called on residents to prove they’re vaccinated in order to participate in various social activities, James Immler was inspired. He decided to print his vaccine certificate on a T-shirt.
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Chevy Bolt owner says battery-fire warning means there's nowhere in neighbourhood to safely park

Neil Wintle decided to buy a Chevy Bolt to reduce his carbon footprint but now he feels misled, because the car is at risk of catching on fire. "It has turned out to be none of the things I thought I was getting when I bought it," he said.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 17, 2021: Texas Haiti camp, Annamie Paul, Long-legged penguins, Afghanistan healthcare, Vaccine passport t-shirt, Encore: Jordan Abel and more

September 17, 2021 Episode Transcript

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Butterflies containing not one, but two parasitic wasps, surviving after release on Finnish island

Evolutionary biologist Anne Duplouy is surprised to see butterflies, containing wasps, continue to survive after an experiment moved them to a tiny Baltic Sea island. She has been tracking the orange and brown Glanville fritillary and its two stowaways, parasitic wasps, that emerge from the butterfly like Russian dolls.

Former soccer captain helps Afghanistan's junior women's team escape to Pakistan

Former national soccer team captain Khalida Popal said that she told members of Afghanistan's national junior women's soccer team that if they wanted to stay alive they'd have to flee the country.

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 16, 2021: Alberta COVID reversal, GM electric car recall, Finland butterfly wasp study, Facebook Instagram toxic, Shoal Lake Manitoba water, Haiti prosecutor fined, Election: Indigenous women's vote and more

September 16, 2021 Episode Transcript

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Labour politician says climate crisis swung Norway's election results to the left

A record-breaking hot summer, among other factors, made climate change the top issue for Norwegian voters in the country's general election and they responded by ousting the incumbent Conservative Party in favour of several centre-left parties.