As It Happens

As It Happens - Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Part One

Ex-felon voting
The state of Virginia restores voting rights to 13,000 ex-felons, and for our guest, that development hasn't just changed his status — it's changed his life. 

Bear conservation officer
In Revelstoke, B.C., authorities have had to euthanize nine bears over the past week — and a provincial conservation officer is blaming human carelessness. 

Kelmscott Chaucer
The University of British Columbia spends a pretty penny to purchase an even prettier tome: a collection of Chaucer that's been called "the most beautiful of all printed books." 

Part Two

Great Lakes water
Waukesha has a drinking problem. At least, that's the opinion of various angry mayors around the Great Lakes — who say granting the Wisconsin city the right to divert water from Lake Michigan could eventually leave everyone parched. 

The Pas mill closure
Only 500 people live in The Pas, Manitoba — so the news that the closure of the mill will throw 300 people out of work is devastating.