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5 things you need to know this morning: March 22, 2023

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Ohtani vs Trout showdown caps off Japan victory at WBC

The World Baseball Classic delivered on every level Tuesday night. It has been a successful tournament overall, but the final was something that Hollywood script writers couldn’t even dream up. Japan beat the United States 3-2 to claim the title and the final at bat was a showdown between Angels teammates and two of the game's greats, as Shohei Ohtani struck out Mike Trout on a full count to end the game.

2. California faces more flooding after strong Pacific storm

People all over California have dealt with significant weather challenges in recent weeks and it continued on Tuesday. A strong late-season Pacific storm brought damaging winds, as well as more rain and snow to the state. It’s been blamed for two deaths and forecasters warn that additional flooding was possible today.

3. Mystery surrounds disappearance of Toronto-area lawyer

Isabella Dan has not been seen in nearly three weeks and police continue to try and unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of the 53-year-old Toronto-area lawyer. At this time, her disappearance is considered suspicious. A friend who spoke to CBC about Dan’s disappearance said she’s “full of life” and looked “perfectly happy and healthy” the last time she saw her.

4. Man swims to safety after being attacked by shark in Hawaii

A 60-year-old man went face-to-face with a shark and lived to tell the tale. He was swimming around 200 yards off shore when a shark attacked him around 12:40 pm local time on Sunday. He reached a catamaran, whose crew helped him out of the water and did everything they could to control the man’s bleeding until rescuers arrived on the scene.

5. Shake Shack is coming to Canada starting in 2024

Shake Shack will become the latest popular American fast-food brand to come north of the border. Its arrival in Canada will begin with a flagship location in Toronto, which is set to open in 2024. There are plans for the burger joint to open 35 locations across the country by 2035.

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