As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
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Part One

B.C. Fires
British Columbia declares a state of emergency as more than 500 fires burn across the province — and our guest describes the danger that forced him to flee, and the challenges of fleeing. 

Mary Pratt Obit
Her art went beyond imitating life. The paintings of Mary Pratt were often depictions of commonplace things — made amazingly un-common by what the late artist herself called "a love affair with vision." 

Florida Red Tide
The state of Florida declares a state of emergency in seven counties, as a massive "red tide" of toxic algae fills the beaches with dead fish — and empties the beaches of people. 

Part Two

Safe Injection Sites
Despite evidence they save lives, the Ontario government suspends three proposals for safe-injection sites — and one Toronto councillor tells us why she's just saying no to any new sites in her ward. 

"The List" Vandalized 
It's a list of the lost: the names of 40,000 refugees who died trying to get to Europe. And the organizers of the Liverpool Biennial had it posted on a wall, as part of this year's art festival. But it's been repeatedly ripped — and this time, the festival director says, it's going to stay that way.