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'It was my moment,' says wrestler who won Nunavut's 1st Canada Summer Games gold

When Eekeeluak Avalak won Nunavut’s first gold medal at the Canada Summer Games, he says he channeled strength from his coach, his family, his territory and his ancestors.
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Her hometown is burning, but this French journalist stayed behind to help

As a monstrous wildfire rages in her hometown, Louna Lavergne is pulling double duty. As a journalist, she’s making sure residents who fled the flames are kept up to date about the situation on the ground. And as a volunteer, she’s helping make sure the firefighters are well-fed and well-hydrated as they battle the flames.

This ultramarathoner crossed the width of Ireland in a day — with a Guinness at the start and end

At 10:31 p.m. Saturday night, with a pint of Guinness in his system, Robert Pope dipped his feet in the Atlantic Ocean near Galway City, Ireland, then started running east. He arrived at Dublin, on Ireland's opposite coast, 23 hours, 39 minutes and 215 km later — and soon celebrated his accomplishment with another pint.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Aug. 12, 2022

Tens of thousands of fish dead after California wildfire washes debris into river

Tens of thousands of fish are dead in California's Klamath River after ash, mud and other debris from the McKinney Fire washed into the water, contaminating it. It’s a sight that deeply saddens Kenneth Brink, a member of the Karuk Tribe and field supervisor for its fisheries.

Nunavut's 1st beach volleyball team hits the sand at the Canada Summer Games

Nunavut has sent its first-ever beach volleyball team to the Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Ont. Player Ian McDonald says they're like the Jamaican bobsled team from Cool Runnings, but in reverse.

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

Aug. 11, 2022

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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.
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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.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Aug. 10, 2022

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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.

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Aug. 9, 2022

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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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