As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
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Part One

Military marijuana
With legalization imminent, the Canadian military is issuing strict new guidelines for personnel, to prevent our troops from going to pot — or, at least, to tell them when they can. 

Philippines senator
Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes has been holed up in the Senate building for days — because his vocal opposition to Rodrigo Duterte has the President seeking his arrest. 

International Space Station hole
There's a hole in the International Space Station, and Russia's space agency has darkly suggested it was made by someone...on the inside. 

Part Two

Kavanaugh: abortion
In Washington, Roe v. Wade looms large over the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh — adding significance to a case in which he almost prevented an undocumented teenager from getting the abortion she desperately wanted. 

'Farmer Wants a Wife' show
An Alberta man competes on a Belgian reality show called "Farmer Wants a Wife" — where men who plow the field meet women tired of playing it. 

Part Three

New opioid treatment
Critics say Richard Sackler is both part of the problem and part of the solution. His family owns Purdue, the pharmaceutical company that made lots of money selling opioids. And now he's been awarded a patent for a drug to help addicts kick opioids. 

Tsunami study
If a big wave hits and no one's there to see it, does it make for sound research? A new study of an Alaskan tsunami that went largely unnoticed proves it does. 

B.C. moose hunt
First Nations in British Columbia don't have to ask permission to hunt moose on their own lands.  But for the second year in a row, the Tsilhqot'in Nation in British Columbia is choosing not hunt moose.