Thursday January 14, 2016
As It Happens Thursday Edition
It started with a suicide bombing and when the terrorist attack in Jakarta, Indonesia ended three hours later, two bystanders were dead, including one Canadian.
Former New Brunswick Premier Frank McKenna has an elegant solution to Atlantic Canada's shrinking population problem: force incoming immigrants to live there.
Ugly fish guy
Ten years ago, a curator at a BC museum found the "bony-eared assfish" — and now, for some reason, he's put this butt-ugly monster on display.
Kurdi Charlie Hebdo
Even by the outrageous standards of Charlie Hebdo, a new cartoon centred on drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi is tasteless — and Alan's aunt shares her disgust.
Powerball shop owner
On the one hand, he's just glad one of his customers won the Powerball Lottery. But on the hand that's high-fiving everybody, the owner of a California 7-11 is ecstatic that he'll get almost a million-dollars for selling a winning ticket.
Brian Bedford obit
Canada's theatre community is heartbroken by the death of an actor/director who could do it all, and did: the late Brian Bedford.
Refugee bike update
Last year, thousands of people took advantage of a loophole, and entered Norway through Russia on bicycles. But Norway does not appreciate their resourcefulness: it's sending them all back.
Poland is facing protests and international criticism over a new law giving the government control over state broadcasters. But one group may actually shake the government's resolve: the group that runs the Eurovision Song Contest.
Antarctic pilot obit
Canadian helicopter pilot David Wood died in Antarctica this week. His brother-in-law remembers him as a great pilot and friend.