The Current

The Current for March 4, 2022

Today on The Current: Police radio logs offer harrowing insight into night of mass shooting in Portapique, N.S.; how the war in Europe could impact climate change; invasion fuelling crisis in Ukraine’s health-care system; and how a B.C. tour operator is helping Canadian families reconnect with loved ones in Ukraine.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

This week at Nova Scotia's Mass Casualty Commission, excerpts from police radio recordings gave an insight into efforts to catch the mass shooter who killed 22 people on April 18 and 19, 2020, in Portapique. Matt Galloway talks to CBC reporter Elizabeth McMillan; MLA for Colchester North Tom Taggart; and Christian Leuprecht, a professor of political science at Royal Military College and Queen's University. 

Then, what will the war in Europe mean for climate change — and how can the world address both problems at once? We talk to climate scientist Svitlana Krakovska, head of Ukraine's delegation to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 

Plus, the ongoing conflict is pushing Ukraine's health-care system into crisis, with the country's government issuing an urgent plea for medical supplies and personnel. Alex Wade, an emergency co-ordinator with Doctors Without Borders, tells us about what needs to be done to help.

Also, B.C. tour operator Myrna Arychuk has spent decades running tours of Ukraine for Canadians looking to get in touch with their roots. Now, she's using her contacts in the country, including long-time friend and colleague Ruslan Cholovskyy, to help Canadians find out if their loved ones in Ukraine are safe.

And in her new podcast, The Disappearance of Nuseiba Hasan, Habiba Nosheen investigates what happened to a Hamilton, Ont. woman who vanished in 2006, but was not reported missing to police until nine years later.

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