As It Happens: The Friday Edition
Wet'suwet'en Chiefs Decision
A Wet'suwet'en hereditary chief says a memorandum of understanding with the federal and provincial governments offers a path forward for his first nation, but a group of elected Wet'suwet'en chiefs say the deal wasn't negotiated in good faith.
The co-owner of a Calgary restaurant was set to reopen his doors this week, but the province cancelled those plans at the last minute. Now he and his peers in the city are asking the province to pay them back, for all the money -- and food -- that will go to waste.
The new paranormal: Reports of ghosts and supernatural activity are on the rise during the pandemic. But our guest tells us there's no reason to be scared.
German Soccer Reopens
This weekend soccer teams in Germany's Bundesliga will face off … but without fans in their stadiums. We hear from the sporting director at one club, about the measures he'll be following at his team's game tomorrow.
Amid the leisure suits, fringed vests, and leg warmers in the "As It Happens" archives, we find stories of pants -- including one about a machine that will kick you in them.
Lobster processing plants in New Brunswick are scrambling to find workers in the midst of the pandemic -- and are getting the help of local teenagers to turn fresh lobsters into profit.
Researchers in an Oregon university town are going door-to-door this month in an effort to get every person in their community tested for Covid-19. One of the study leads tells us what this approach offers, that others don't.
Most kids are content with hooking a sunfish. But one 9-year old in Tennessee reeled in an 80-pound monster.
As It Happens was produced this week by:
and Kate Swoger.
Our technician this week is Annmarie Karugonjo. The show directors this week are Reynold Gonsalves and Susan McReynolds.
The writer this week is Lisa Bryn Rundle. Austin Webb and John Perry are our senior producers this week. And the Executive Producer of As It Happens is Robin Smythe.
We'd also like to thank some other people who helped us out this week:
Mary-Catherine MacIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Thomas Corbett-Labonte in Quebec City
Paul MacInnis in Ottawa
Adam Jacobson, Varad Mehta, Luke Williams, Kirsten Fenn, Alexandra Kazia -- all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Jennifer Keene and Danielle Nerman in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.
As It Happens will be back again on Monday. Good night, and good weekend.