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Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
A Quebec woman visiting Ontario was shocked when she came across a lion when she took her dog out for an evening stroll. At first she thought it was a big dog behind a chain link fence, however, she had stumbled across Jungle Cat World in Carlington. The roadside zoo has sparked a debate online with experts saying the enclosure is inadequate.
Patricia Lapetite's dog, Abby, began barking as the two animals bolted parallel to one another, separated by a snowbank and a fence, as seen in the video.https://t.co/5QwEvNq3aO— CTV Toronto (@CTVToronto) March 20, 2023
Adam Sandler was honoured with the Kennedy Center’s award on Sunday to celebrate his comedy and career. The actor, 56, started his career in the late 1980s and is known for his roles in “Spanglish,” “The Water Boy,” “Big Daddy'' and more. The award show saw actors like Chris Rock, David Spade and Jennifer Aniston in attendance.
Actor and comedian Adam Sandler became the 24th recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, at an evening event featuring stars Jennifer Aniston, Chris Rock and Conan O’Brien to celebrate his comedy and career https://t.co/FnE5Emavo7 pic.twitter.com/41k5FZ5z9I— Reuters (@Reuters) March 20, 2023
Over the weekend, news outlets in Australia shared images of millions of fish that had died in a river in western New South Wales. Experts say low levels of oxygen in the water killed the fish, which is thought to be caused by a recent heatwave. Emergency hubs have been set up to monitor water quality, surviving fish are being transferred to holding tanks and the Australian government plans to release higher quality water into the large river.
Australia begins mass fish death clean-up https://t.co/5RbDwuEmWH— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 20, 2023
Germs from coughing and sneezing have been found preserved on the world’s highest peak. Scientists studied hundreds of samples from the final base camp at 7,926 metres high and found that bacteria that normally live in wet, warm conditions were able to survive the frigid temperatures of Everest. Officials say they will study the bacteria to see how humans could potentially impact future life on other planets.
Trails of human bacteria from sneezing and coughing preserved on Mount Everest: study https://t.co/oyS0n9Tkm4 pic.twitter.com/3gyL6tpBEJ— CTV News (@CTVNews) March 20, 2023
Normally, California is known to be drought stricken. However, this winter season has been another story. The 12th storm of the season is expected to peak on Monday before moving inland on Sunday, bringing heavy rain and snow to the US coastal state. Although the storms have wreaked havoc on residents, officials say California’s historic drought has been cut in half.
Still reeling from an onslaught of powerful storms and destructive floods, California is bracing for a 12th atmospheric river that's expected to bring a new round of heavy snow and rain to the state. https://t.co/cEoXM16A57— CNN (@CNN) March 20, 2023