As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, Sept. 24, 2018
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Part One

Ottawa tornado
When a family is left homeless after tornadoes in Ottawa and Gatineau a fire chief steps up and offers them his house.

Nova Scotia abortion
According to recent coverage, getting an abortion in Nova Scotia was easier than ever — but when she needed one, a Halifax journalist found it more difficult than she imagined.

West Elm painting
Calgary artist Jill Paddock was happy to have her painting up in a local West Elm store — and then the company issued bedding that matched the design of that very painting. 

Part Two

Cameroon video
The government of Cameroon initially said a video in which women and children are brutally killed by soldiers was "fake news" — but a painstaking BBC investigation finds it's all too real. 

Suffragette letter
Annie Kenney was the first suffragette to be jailed in the UK for fighting for women's right to vote — and now, a previously unknown letter from her has been found in a Canadian archive. 

Part Three

Yemen children
After visiting desperate families in Yemen, Denmark's former prime minister takes a message to world leaders at the UN: stop fueling the conflict now, or watch as thousands of children meet their end.

Contaminated blood
The U.K. launches a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal of the '70s and '80s — which killed three thousand people, and infected thousands more.