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Hospitals are under 'unprecedented' strain from staff shortages, says Ontario Health VP

The problems plaguing Ontario’s health-care system have been around for a long time, but each wave of the COVID-19 pandemic makes it worse, says Dr. Chris Simpson.

Amanda Todd's mother describes 'bittersweet' moment in B.C. courtroom

Nearly a decade after B.C.'s Amanda Todd took her own life at the age of 15, the man who extorted and harassed her online has been found guilty on all charges. Carol Todd was there to see it happen, and says she wishes her daughter was alive to see it too. She spoke to As It Happens guest host Paul Hunter about Monday's verdict, and what it means for victims of online sextual extortion.
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Olivia Newton-John on her cancer diagnosis, cannabis and selling that iconic Grease outfit

Olivia Newton-John has died at the age of 73. In 2019, she spoke to As It Happens guest host Rosemary Barton.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

Aug. 8, 2022

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This ancient sea beast probably lived in freshwater — but it's not the Loch Ness monster

Some massive, carnivorous reptiles from the age of the dinosaur likely lived in rivers and lakes, new research suggests — but that doesn’t mean the Loch Ness monster is a plesiosaur.

A lot of restaurants claim to be wheelchair accessible. This reviewer puts it to the test

Toronto entrepreneur Taylor Lindsay-Noel is making waves with her TikTok reviews that rate restaurants on wheelchair accessibility.

Cheetahs are returning to India after 70 years of extinction

Antelopes may be quaking in their split hooves in India, as one of the country’s apex predators is set to make its return from extinction. The speedy and deadly cheetah will be reintroduced to India, 70 years since being considered extinct there.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Aug. 8, 2022

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This librarian made a catalogue out of all the notes readers left behind in books

It's been almost 10 years since a librarian in Oakland, Calif., started an online catalogue of the makeshift bookmarks readers used and left behind — and she's built up quite a collection.

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

Aug. 4, 2022

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2 years after the Beirut blast, the youngest victim's parents are still fighting for justice

Two years have passed since Paul and Tracy Naggear lost their three-year-old daughter in the Beirut explosion, and it hasn’t gotten any easier.

Where did these holes in the ocean floor come from? 'Nobody knows,' says scientist

Mysterious, neatly aligned holes have been discovered deep in the ocean — and scientists are stumped about their origin.

Grain shipment out of Odesa shows 'one more failure of Putin', says Ukrainian MP

The resumption of grain shipments from the port of Odesa isn’t just good news for Ukrainians, says MP Oleksiy Goncharenko. He says it shows weakness in Russian president Vladimir Putin, and will also help countries struggling with a food shortage.

As Russia cuts gas to Germany, Hanover residents forced to take cold showers

People in Hanover, Germany, are stuck with cold showers and reduced heat in city buildings as Russia continues to cut its gas supply to Europe.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Jan. 3, 2022

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San Francisco couple gets parking ticket after city paints a red zone around their car

Desiree and Jeff Jolly were fined $108 US for parking in a red zone, a no-parking space marked by a line of red paint on the curb.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Aug. 2, 2022

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Parents around the world soothe their tots with similar baby talk, study finds

People have a distinct way of talking with babies — and a major global study finds it's a cross-cultural phenomenon.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

August 1, 2022.

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