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CBC Radio's The House: The best of The House this year

The House revisits some of the best stories you may have missed from the past year and checks in with Halifax realtor Angela Cowan for an update on her house-hunting clients who have eagerly awaited a shift in the market. We also revisit Kieran Oudshoorn’s award-winning report from the front line of the Fairy Creek protests and a Kyiv resident’s audio diary from the early days of the war in Ukraine. Plus — an in-depth look at Agnes MacPhail, Canada’s first female MP.

Here is what's on this week's episode of The House

Activists from Ridge Camp watch the sunset from the top of the Fairy Creek watershed. An award-winning report from the front lines of the protests there features in a new episode showcasing some of the best of The House from the last year. (Kieran Oudshoorn/CBC)
The House revisits some of the best stories you may have missed from the past year and checks in with Halifax realtor Angela Cowan for an update on her house-hunting clients who have eagerly awaited a shift in the market. We also revisit Kieran Oudshoorn’s award-winning report from the front line of the Fairy Creek protests and a Kyiv resident’s audio diary from the early days of the war in Ukraine. Plus — an in-depth look at Agnes MacPhail, Canada’s first female MP.

Has the red-hot housing market finally cooled?

When The House visited Halifax in April, the Nova Scotia capital was earning a reputation as the centre of the housing crisis in Atlantic Canada. At the time, realtor Angela Cowan was helping two residents — Lachi Mainali and Lachsman Koirala — look for a home. Even after dozens of offers and over 175 viewings, the couple had not found a place of their own.

Kicking off an episode looking back at some of the best stories from The House over the last year, guest host Hannah Thibedeau asks Cowan whether the recent decline in housing prices has helped the couple find their first home.

Realtor Angela Cowan updates The House on how her efforts to help a Halifax couple find their first home — after dozens of bids and almost 200 viewings — have developed since April.

The fight at Fairy Creek

Protests to stop old-growth logging on Vancouver Island at Fairy Creek are now considered the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history.

Reporter Kieran Oudshoorn reported from the front lines — and the tree tops — last JuneThe House revisits his award-winning coverage this week.

The House revisits reporter Kieran Oudshoorn’s award-winning piece, reported from the front lines — and the tree tops — of the Fairy Creek protests last June.

A resident of Kyiv reflects on six months of war

In the early days after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, as fighting still raged around the city of Kyiv, a 73-year-old resident of the embattled capital took listeners of The House into her home as she cooked by candlelight and spent nights in the safety of her bathroom.

The House checks back in with Liudmila to see how her life has changed as the full-scale war in Ukraine nears its six-month mark.

Liudmila, a 73-year-old Kyiv resident who spoke to The House soon after the invasion of Ukraine, now discusses how six months of war have changed her life.

100 years of women in the Commons

It's been a century since the first woman was elected to the House of Commons, and today less than a third of MPs are women. The House revisits an in-depth look at the life and legacy of Agnes Macphail, who first broke the gender barrier in federal politics.

The House revisits an in-depth look into the life and legacy of Agnes Macphail, who first broke the gender barrier in federal politics.

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