The Current

The Current for July 5, 2021

Today on The Current: Grappling with post-pandemic anxiety; preparing for the consequences of a warming climate; and Habs fans remain hopeful as Montreal Canadiens head to Game 4 of Stanley Cup finals.
Mark Kelley is guest host of The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

After more than a year of masking, physical distancing and lockdowns, provinces are finally easing COVID-19 restrictions. But for some Canadians, the return to normal is causing more stress than celebration. Guest host Mark Kelley speaks with Steven Taylor, a clinical psychologist and professor at the University of British Columbia, about post-pandemic anxiety, and the lessons we can take from our time in lockdown.

Then, extreme temperatures and wildfires have devastated parts of British Columbia in recent days. As the climate continues to warm, are humans ready for the consequences? Mark Maslin, a climate change professor at University College London in the U.K., tells us we need to rethink the way we design our world to handle hotter temperatures.

Plus, the Montreal Canadiens are heading to Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night — a game that could end their playoff run if they don't secure a victory. We check in with longtime Habs fans Lynne Schlala and Stuart Ashton as excitement, and some concern, builds over the team's fate.