As It Happens

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

July 29, 2021

Episode Transcript

Part One

Winnipeg priest suspended
A priest in Winnipeg is banned from giving sermons, after he tells congregations that some residential school survivors are making up their claims of abuse.

Kayak rescue
A mother and daughter are stranded in the St. Lawrence River — until an eagle-eared trombonist hears their cries for help, and dispatches her clarinetist husband to get them to safety.

Mini Canada display
An Ontario millionaire dedicates his life to creating an astounding, intricate, miniature version of Canada — proof that he doesn't shrink from the challenge of shrinking a country. 

Part Two

Oldest life on earth
A Canadian scientist says she's found evidence that the world's first animal lived much, much earlier than we believed — and she's ready to take on the critics who disagree. 

Peru conservatory heritage 
UNESCO grants world heritage status to the Chankillo complex in Peru — also known as the oldest calendar in the Americas.