As It Happens

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

July 19, 2021

Part One

UK Reopens 
An epidemiologist in England explains why she thinks today's light-hearted reopening under the banner of "Freedom Day" is actually lethal. 

Hockey Player Comes Out
Edmonton's Luke Prokop makes history as the first openly gay active player under contract to the NHL-- but a friend says hockey still has a long way to go before it's truly inclusive.

NL Nursing Home Dancing
Seniors in Newfoundland and Labrador call on their premier to allow double-vaccinated residents in retirement homes to dance with each other -- a message they sent via dance.

Part Two

HMCS Halifax Quarantine
So close, yet so far. After 7 months away, the captain of HMCS Halifax says it's tough to be stuck onboard their ship in Halifax because of a positive COVID case on board -- but the crew is banding together.

CBC Indigenous Olympic Stream
CBC TV will be broadcasting the Tokyo 2020 Olympic opening ceremony in eight Indigenious languages for the first time. We hear from one of the hosts.

FOA HNIC Theme Obit
We remember the woman who composed the Hockey Night in Canada theme song...but waited 20 years to get credit for the score.