The Current

The Current for May 23, 2019

Today on The Current: We hear from people coping with wildfires in Alberta and examine a phenomenon you might not have heard of: the 'firenado'; plus, the new documentary that puts the death of Colten Boushie, and the impact on his family, into focus; and journalist Nathan Vanderklippe tells us what he’s learned about China's so-called "training camps" for the country's Uighur ethnic minority.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)
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Today on The Current

  • An evacuation order remains in place for High Level, Alta., as a wildfire rages south of the town. We hear from some of the people living in limbo, and examine a phenomenon you might not have heard of: the 'firenado.'
  • The shooting death of Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan in 2016 was national news. Now, a new documentary lingers on the perspective of his family, and puts their story in the context of how the Canadian legal system has treated Indigenous people. We speak to a member of the young man's family, one of their lawyers, and the documentary's director.
  • What's really happening inside China's so-called "training camps" for the country's Uighur ethnic minority? Globe and Mail Asia correspondent Nathan Vanderklippe has been following that story for years; he tells Anna Maria Tremonti about what he's seen.