As It Happens

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

Part One

Marijuana: Halifax law
Cannabis will be legal across Canada on Wednesday — but if you light up in Halifax, things will get heavy: city officials have banned smoking pretty much anything, pretty much everywhere. 

Hurricane Michael: resident
Charles Smith lost his motel to Hurricane Michael — and almost lost his life — but he says he plans to rise from the wreckage in Mexico Beach, Florida. 

P.E.I. 'arsehole' apology
A livestock farmer on PEI apologizes to a federal cabinet minister through a Letter to the Editor — for calling the minister an, um, aperture in the hindquarters. If you will.

Part Two

Marijuana: driving study
A new clinical trial at McGill University finds that eighteen-to-twenty-four-year-old drivers have a higher risk of crashing their vehicle, even five hours after they've smoked weed. 

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Carbon price: LeBlanc
Federal Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc says his government is still committed to its carbon tax — despite its recent, adamant rejection by several provinces. 

Part Three

B.C. landslide
Just because it's happening at a glacial pace doesn't make the landslide in Old Fort, British Columbia any less destructive. Today, Bobbi Pardy was allowed to return to her home for the first time since being ordered to leave last week — just to grab what she could, and leave again. 

Encore: Romero canonization
Yesterday, Pope Francis canonized Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. In 2015, Salvadoran poet and activist Patricia Morales Tijerino told Carol about meeting the martyred priest in 1980, just days before his assassination.