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Why the Toronto van attack case cause trauma for people with autism (The Best of All in a Day, Mar 3 2021)
The man responsible for a deadly van attack in Toronto was found guilty of murder today -- after a judge rejected the argument that he was not criminally responsible because of his autism disorder. Two autism advocates tell us what they make of the ruling.
How two ex-Ottawans are coping with the extreme weather in Texas (The Best of All in a Day, Feb 16/21)
A snowstorm with low temperatures may not be a big deal to Ottawans, but if you live in Texas, it's a dangerous situation. We check in with two Ottawans-turned-Texans about coping with power outages, ice and more.
Why it may be too soon to reopen Ontario (The Best of All in a Day, Feb 9/21)
Epidemiologist Raywat Deonandan on the province's gradual reopening plan, and why it might be too soon to think about reopening in the first place.
Why expanding the e-scooter program is a problem for people with disabilities (The Best of All in a Day, Feb 2/21)
The City of Ottawa is recommending an expansion of the e-scooter program this spring. We hear from the city's chair of the accessibility advisory committee about why that might not be a good idea.
Ottawa winner of provincial anti-racism award
An Ottawan was one of the young leaders recently recognized by the Ontario government for doing work to fight racism and promote equity in her high school. We talk to Halimo-Kafia Mohamed Fourreh about her Lincoln M. Alexander award.
How to get people to listen to pandemic orders
For the past week or so, we've heard variations of "stay at home and wear a mask" from public health and government officials Ten months into the pandemic -- why are some still not following COVID-19 rules, and how could public health authorities and government officials encourage them to do so? We talk to a behavioural scientist about that.