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Peterborough mayor defends her use of the f-word in response to weekend protest

Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien pulled no punches when she sent an f-word filled tweet out in response to a scene that played out over the weekend. Therrien explained her motivation to As It Happens guest host Susan Bonner.

California police responded to a 911 call. This baby monkey was to blame

Lisa Jackson, assistant director of Zoo to You, was going about some regular business at the rescue compound in Paso Robles on Saturday and had no idea the 10-month-old capuchin monkey accidentally called the emergency line — until police arrived.

'They'd given this dog up for dead': Pooch missing for 2 months found alive deep in Missouri cave

A dog in Missouri who'd been missing since June was discovered deep in a cave. No one knows how she got there, but Gerry Keene helped get her out.

The stuff of nightmares? Scientists think spiders may experience REM-like sleep

Scientists generally believe that all mammals sleep. But what about snoozing spiders? Behavioural ecologist Daniela Roessler spoke to As It Happens guest host Susan Bonner about her discovery that some might go even deeper.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022

Immigration Minister responds to criticism over Afghan resettlement numbers

It's been a year since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, but today many Afghans are still desperate to flee — including those who helped the Canadian government and military. 

'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.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022

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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.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

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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

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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.

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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From Our Archives

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 Tuesday Edition

Aug. 9, 2022