As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, August 12th 2015

Part One

Police and protestors in Ferguson, Missouri agree that the vigilante group "Oath Keepers" are not welcome -- but the head of the Missouri chapter says they're just providing security. 

Nigel Wright testifies
The PM's former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, takes the stand at the Mike Duffy trial -- and reiterates that he didn't tell Stephen Harper he'd be cutting Mr. Duffy a cheque. 

Squamish slackliner
Spencer Seabrooke took stepped onto a dizzyingly high 64-metre-long slackline to break a world record -- and very nearly fell 300 metres to his death in the attempt.

Part Two

China currency devalued
China devalues its currency for a second straight day -- and Canada is already feeling the effects. 

Para Pan Am archer
This week, at the Para Pan Am Games, Iowa's Matt Stutzman added another archery medal to his growing collection. Which is impressive under any circumstances -- but even more so because he was born without arms, and fires his arrows with his feet.