The Current

The Current for April 8, 2021

Today on The Current: Canada’s Road Ahead: Pandemic adds to uncertainty in Fort McMurray; Pregnant people wondering whether to get COVID-19 vaccine; Atlantic Canada cautiously getting back to normal; Bruce Fogle on his decades as a vet
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

In our latest stop on Canada's Road Ahead, our virtual RV pulls into Fort McMurray, Alta., where last year's devastating floods were compounded by the pandemic, and economic uncertainty. We talk to Jessica Rejman, who in the past year has dealt with flood damage, postponing her wedding, and facing the loss of her job in the energy sector; and Dan Edwards, who runs the Wood Buffalo Food Bank. 

Then, pregnant people weren't included in initial COVID-19 vaccine trials, which raises a question for those expecting: should you get the vaccine when it's offered, or wait until after birth? Shannon Higgins, who is five months along, explores that question in her documentary, Expecting a Shot

Plus, as much of the country churns through a third wave, Atlantic Canada is cautiously getting back to normal. We talk to Halifax pub owner Joe McGuinness, who's about to reopen, and ask Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang about how they got here, and what risks remain.

And Bruce Fogle left Canada in the 1970s to become a veterinarian in swinging London, in one of the city's poshest neighbourhoods. He joins us to discuss his 40-year career, and what he's learned about our relationship with our animal friends.