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This N.S. resident created a team to rescue pets from wildfires
Wildfires are still raging outside of Halifax, and people are worried about what’s waiting for them when they return to their communities. As the flames came, Lisa Parsons rescued 18 dogs — and she has since put together a volunteer force to try to rescue as many pets as possible.
Canadian researchers use AI to find a possible treatment for bacteria superbug
A group involving McMaster University scientists have used artificial intelligence to find a treatment for Acinetobacter baumannii, a deadly superbug that, until now, was resistant to previously known antibiotics.
The Current for May 31, 2023
Today on The Current: Ontario farmers object to housing on prime farmland; referees adopt body cameras to confront abuse; rescuing animals from Nova Scotia wildfires; and the mystery of a Black sailor from the 1800s.
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Dissecting Alberta's election result
The United Conservative Party has won Alberta’s provincial election, giving Danielle Smith four more years as premier. Matt Galloway discusses the result with Naheed Nenshi, Jeromy Farkas and Michael Solberg.
Canadian Derek Gee wins hearts at Giro D'Italia
Derek Gee was the only Canadian cyclist competing in this year’s Giro D'Italia, winning an army of fans for his grit and tenacity.
The Current for May 30, 2023
Today on The Current: Danielle Smith’s UCP wins Alberta election; grief and anger in earthquake-stricken Turkey; Canadian cyclist Derek Gee wins hearts at Giro D'Italia; and doctor warns of ER crisis.
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Indigenous-led bison repopulation projects are helping the animal thrive again in Alberta
Years after 16 wild bison were reintroduced to Banff National Park in 2017, their population is expected to swell to around 100 after this year's calving season. It's one of several efforts to reintroduce bison to parts of Alberta.
The Current for May 29, 2023
Today on The Current: Thousands flee fire outside Halifax; lack of support for teen mental health; and AI pinpoints treatment for drug-resistant superbug.
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Creating positive change for Black communities is every Canadian's fight: Michaëlle Jean
The Halifax Declaration lists demands and expectations for improving the lives of Black Canadians. Matt Galloway talks to former governor general Michaëlle Jean and the activist and poet El Jones.
The Current for May 26, 2023
Today on The Current: Bringing back the bison; the bloody battle for the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut; and a call to improve the lives of Black Canadians.
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The Current for May 25, 2023
Today on The Current: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announces U.S. presidential bid; Holocaust survivor Josef Lewkowicz tells his story in a new memoir; and cleaning up the Seine River in Paris.
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Some carmakers are removing AM radios from dashboards. How big of a loss will it be?
AM radio has long kept drivers company with sports coverage, music and call-in shows, but some automakers are dropping AM receivers in their new models.
Campfire paella? Finer dining in the great outdoors
In his new recipe book Cook It Wild, food writer and former restaurant critic Chris Nuttall-Smith aims to elevate campfire cooking from baked beans and hotdogs to dishes like paella and risotto.
The Current for May 24, 2023
Today on The Current: No public inquiry into foreign interference; bringing finer dining to the campfire stove; Senator Patrick Brazeau on Canada’s relationship with alcohol; and how the Colorado River deal could affect what we eat.
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What this Canadian author learned from his father's death
In his new book Just Once, No More, author Charles Foran writes about getting to know his dad at the end of his life — and what that taught him about his own mortality.
The Current for May 23, 2023
Today on The Current: Canada’s teen vaping crisis; some carmakers are taking AM radio off the dial; and author Charles Foran on getting to know his father before he died.
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How the polio epidemic revolutionized modern medicine
In the early twentieth century, a diagnosis of polio could mean almost certain death. By 1952, the epidemic had devastated countries in Europe and baffled medical professionals. In her book, The Autumn Ghost, Dr. Hannah Wunsch explores how Danish doctors revolutionized their practice in the midst of this tragedy.
How the humble cabbage got this P.E.I. woman a shout out in the New York Times
P.E.I. resident Ann Thurlow used pandemic lockdown time to create a recipe book all about cabbage — a project that’s brought her all the way to coverage in The New York Times.