As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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Part One

Stranded Mount Logan climber
Natalia Martinez has been trapped on Yukon's Mount Logan since Monday's earthquake — and while her partner says rescue plans are well under way, she'll face more severe weather before she's brought to safety. 

Sessions laughing protester arrested
American activist Desiree Fairooz is convicted for her behaviour at the confirmation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions back in January — which she disrupted by snickering. 

Montreal flood
After a month of record rainfall in Quebec, there's flooding across the province — some of it serious enough that people are being asked to leave their homes tout de suite. 

Part Two

BC fracking dams
A new report claims an oil company has constructed a surprising number of dams in British Columbia without getting the go-head from the provincial government. 

Red light times
When Mats Järlström of Oregon does some fascinating, thorough research on traffic light times, he's fined by the state's board of engineers — for doing arithmetic and engineering without a license. 

Part Three

"Hobbyhorse Revolution" Hot Docs documentary director
"Hobbyhorse Revolution" is a documentary about the competitive — and sometimes secretive — world of "hobbyhorseists" in Finland. The film's director Selma Vilhunen and "hobbyhorsehist" Alisa Aarniomaki discuss why teenage girls across that country are choosing to ride stick horses over real ones.

Low-gluten diets
If you've cut back on gluten, it may actually come at a cost. A new study shows that, if you don't have celiac disease, reducing gluten from your diet could actually do serious harm.