As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Part One

Syria refugees
Some of the four million refugees from the Syrian conflict are making a home in an Iraqi prison that once housed dissidents under Saddam Hussein.

Stroke ambulance
Alberta is about to get the only "stroke ambulance" in Canada -- a vehicle specially outfitted to treat patients with maximum efficiency in minimal time. 

Bumblebees & climate change
A new study published today in the journal Science points to global warming as the cause of rapidly declining bumblebee populations worldwide.

Part Two

Senate imam report
A Senate committee on terrorism makes a bunch of recommendations -- one of which suggests Canada should, quote, "investigate the options...for the training and certification of Imams in Canada," unquote.

Tom Selleck, water thief?
  An investigation into a truck stealing water from a hydrant in drought-stricken California led a PI to someone no one ever suspected: Tom Selleck.