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The province is now in the fourth wave of the pandemic, And yet, even with high vaccination rates cases continue to rise. And with kids back school at school concerns are mounting. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch talks about our current situation and when we might begin to see the effects of the pandemic begin to mitigate; For more than a year and a half, the pressure has been unrelenting on doctors, nurses, and all support staff. And now anti-vaccine protesters are demonstrating at some hospitals. Dr. Ann Collins, past president of the Canadian Medical Associatio,n talks about the effect this all is having on our health care workers; We have reaction to the demonstrations by anti-vaccine protesters at hospitals yesterday which included the Royal Victoria Health Centre in Barrie. Janice Skot is the C-E-O of RVH. We then hear from Doris Grinspun of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario; The CBC' Jackie Sharkey reports on the acute shortage of veterinarians in the province and how that is creating problems for pet owners - particularly with popularity of pandemic puppies; Chris Hall, the CBC's National Affairs Editor updates us on the federal election campaign; There have been anecdotal reports of long wait times at advance polling stations. Rejean Grenier of Elections Canada explains why and reminds what to expect when we go to vote on election day; Cathy McKay is an apple grower from Port Perry and the Chairperson for Ontario Apple Growers . She tells us about what kind of a season they've had.