As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Part One

Bergdahl Charges
U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan is charged with desertion and now faces a dishonourable discharge and a possible life sentence. 

Tina Fontaine: Police Not Charged
The family of the late Tina Fontaine is livid that two Winnipeg police officers won't be criminally charged for failing to help the young woman when they had the chance. 

NYT Editor Begs The Question
New York Times editor explains why he will no longer beg people not to misuse the phrase "beg the question." 

Part Two

CTV: Blais
After a decision he didn't like, the head of Bell Media reportedly barred the chair of the CRTC from his network's airwaves.

Grain Elevator Purchase
A group on the Canadian Prairies fights to save wooden grain elevators from disappearing by buying one.

Part Three

FryHard Cafe
For some, deep frying anything and everything is a passion dear to their irregularly beating hearts. Chef Jim Thomlinson is launching a pop-up restaurant to cater to those people. 

Mosul: No Christians
Ever since ISIS launched an offensive across northern Iraq last year, tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians have been forced to flee their homes.

@Canada Tweets
Riley Sparks is a Canadian freelance reporter who submitted an Access to Information request for the briefing notes surrounding the launch of our Foreign Affairs new Twitter account. He tells us what he found.