As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Aug. 10, 2022

Episode Transcript

Part One 

Vancouver encampments
Violence erupted on Vancouver's Downtown East Side as police homed in on an encampment. We hear from a community organizer who was there.

California fish die-off
Ash from California's McKinney fire has killed thousands of fish. A local fisherman describes the stench -- and the impact of the die-off.

Ghost pepper eater
Lots of pain, but some gain too. The new world record holder says it was as exhilarating as it was excruciating to knock back more ghost peppers in one minute than anyone ever before.

Part Two

Spotted lantern fly
New Jerseyites are being encouraged to stomp on lantern flies to control the invasive species -- but an entomologist there tells us there's some squishful thinking at play.

Alberta elk rescue 
A group of friends kayaking in Alberta didn't hesitate to jump into quicksand-like mud to rescue a baby elk they found stuck in the muck.