The Current

The Current for Jan. 14, 2022

Today on The Current: The provinces' latest COVID-19 measures; Alberta top court slashes prison sentence for woman who killed abusive husband; new documentary looks into plane that disappeared over Yukon in 1950; and Shawn Bath’s mission to clean up Newfoundland's harbours.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current

Our national affairs panel discusses the provinces' latest COVID-19 measures, and public trust in top medical officials. Matt Galloway talks to Marie Vastel, a parliamentary reporter for Le Devoir; Robert Benzie, the Queen's Park Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star; and Murray Mandryk, political columnist for the Regina Leader-Post.

Plus, Helen Naslund was sentenced to 18 years for killing her abusive husband in Alberta — but this week, a judge cut that sentence in half. Journalist Christina Frangou tells us more about the 27-year abusive marriage. We also discuss this case, and others involving abuse, with Elizabeth Sheehy, a professor emerita of law at the University of Ottawa; and Jan Reimer, executive director of the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters and former mayor of Edmonton.

Then, a U.S. military plane with 44 people onboard disappeared as it was flying over the Yukon in 1950. It was never seen again. Now, a new documentary is putting a spotlight back on the families' search for answers. We talk to Andrew Gregg, the director, writer and co-producer of Skymaster Down.

And when we first spoke to Shawn Bath about his one-man effort to clean up Newfoundland's harbours, he was doing it in a 15-year-old drysuit that was starting to leak. He now runs a fleet of four clean-up vessels. He tells us about that journey.

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