As It Happens

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Nov. 24, 2021

Part One

Northwest Territories Edmonton births
A Yellowknife woman who is 36 weeks pregnant was devastated to learn she'll have to get on a plane to Edmonton — because her hometown hospital has suspended birthing services. 

Wet'suwet'en blockade raids
A BC judge orders Wet'suwet'en protesters not to get too close to the Coastal Gaslink construction — but a Hereditary Chief says he doesn't recognize the court's jurisdiction over a pipeline on Wet'suwet'en land.

Carmel, Indiana roundabouts
Carmel, Indiana has more traffic roundabouts than any other city in the United States — and according to the mayor, there are so many benefits that every town should go full circle.

Part Two

Newfoundland and Labrador storm story
End of the road. But, luckily, not the end of our guest — who's lucky to have walked away  after a big chunk of the road he was driving on collapsed, thanks to the rain that's been pelting Newfoundland and Labrador.

Rutland bird fair cancelled
After 30 years, the organizers of the so-called "Glastonbury of Birdwatching" have pulled the plug, citing the event's not-exactly earth-friendly footprint, which has seriously ruffled some birders' feathers.

Part Three

Nova Scotia talking X-mas tree 
A Nova Scotia mall has brought a talking Christmas tree named Woody back from retirement, to shoppers' delight and horror.