As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Part One

Displaced Syrians
In just the last few weeks, airstrikes in southern Syria have left more than 300,000 people without shelter — and officials are pleading with Jordan to open its doors to tens of thousands of them. 

Hot Nursing Home
In the midst of the heat wave, an Ottawa woman moves her parents into her house — after discovering, to her shock, that their nursing home has no air-conditioning. 

Old Burger and Fries
Dave Alexander says the item he's put up for auction on eBay is "petrified" — and so will you be when you hear it's a six-year-old McDonald's cheeseburger and fries.

Part Two

Novichok Case
A British couple is critically ill after handling what police say was in item contaminated with a Russian nerve agent — and our guest works at a church that's one of the sites being investigated. 

Message in a Bottle 
While unpacking some boxes, researchers discover a box of cards — replies to messages-in-a-bottle sent out as part of a project studying ocean currents, conducted in the 1950s.