Harper in Afghanistan, Going Home to Slave Lake & Hacking PBS
With the combat mission in July, Prime Minister Stephen Harper flew into Afghanistan today and told Canadian soldiers the war-torn country is no longer a training ground for international terrorism. So does this mean it's 'mission accomplished' in Afghanistan? Tonight, Mark speaks with the father of a fallen soldier, and defence and security expert Shashank Joshi.
The last of the firefighters battling flames near Slave Lake, Alta. are pulling out this week. But for families who lost their homes in the wildfire, the slow road to recovery is just beginning. Our videojournalist Marcia Connolly joins one of those families as they visit their homes for the first time since the wildfire in Slave Lake.
Donations can be made to the Red Cross.
Plus, Target: Big Bird? Well, not quite. But hackers did make their way into the PBS website, posting a fake story about Tupac Shakur (that he was alive and living in New Zealand). The attack was a protest over a WikiLeaks documentary aired on the American public broadcaster. It's also just the latest high-profile incident targeting big companies. Which got us thinking: how do hackers choose their targets? Tonight, Mark asks a hacker.
Reshmi is tracking the rest of the day's headlines. Join us tonight at 8 p.m. ET on CBC News Network.