As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Part One

Comey hearing: lawyer
The audacity of the word "hope". After former FBI Director James Comey's testimony on Thursday, there are more questions about whether President Trump obstructed justice — and they revolve around his use of that one word. 

Pirate Joe's 
After five years of running a store called "Pirate Joe's" that sold products from "Trader Joe's" without authorization, a Vancouver man is ceasing and desisting. 

Part Two

Newfoundland fisherman
The Newfoundland crab season is vanishingly brief, but some fisherman defied the ice pack to venture out — and even though they had to be rescued by helicopter, one tells us he'll go out again. 

British Columbia bears 
A veteran outdoorsman in northern B.C. sees deer, moose, porcupines, and bears outside his house all the time. But on Monday night, two silver-backed grizzlies took his home hostage — and it was the first time Rick Cowan felt genuinely afraid for his life.

Part Three

War archivist
There's a reason it's not called "the candy that won the war". Still, you have to give the British points for some newly revealed inventions they tried out to defeat the Nazis — including garlic-flavoured chocolate. 

George Orwell's son
Richard Blair tells us why he participated in a public reading of George Orwell's "1984" in London — and it's not just because he happens to be the son of the author.