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Volcano's 30-Year Eruption Bursting with Discoveries

Lava flows from Pu'u O'o Crater on Kilauea. Kilauea acts as a pressure-relief valve for Mauna Loa, and vice versa, according to a model suggesting the volcanoes connect deep underground.

Hawaii volcano's spectacular show

Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's largest island is spilling lava into the ocean, creating a rare and spectacular fusion of steam and waves that officials said on Nov. 27 could attract thrill-seeking visitors if it continues.

  • Palace: Prince William to be best man at Harry's wedding
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    Palace: Prince William to be best man at Harry's wedding

    It's a family affair: Britain's royal officials say Prince Harry has asked elder brother Prince William to be best man at his wedding next month. Kensington Palace said Thursday that William is " honoured " to be playing the key role when Harry marries U.S. actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on May 19. Harry was best man when William married Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in 2011.

  • House already threatened, could GOP also lose Senate grip?
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    House already threatened, could GOP also lose Senate grip?

    Republicans have known for months that their House majority is in genuine peril. It's a sobering possibility, particularly given Republican' confidence not long ago that they probably would increase their Senate edge after the November vote. Far more Democratic senators are facing re-election in states favourable to Republicans than the other way around.

  • Lack of bishops' consensus, concerns over cost behind Pope apology decision: Archbishop
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    Lack of bishops' consensus, concerns over cost behind Pope apology decision: Archbishop

    A lack of consensus among Canadian bishops played a role in Pope Francis's decision to deny a request that he visit Canada and apologize to Indigenous Peoples for residential schools, according to the Archbishop of Regina. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) announced in a March 27 letter that Francis could not "personally respond" to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call to action that he visit Canada and apologize.

  • Haida Nation reveals new luxury floating lodge
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    Haida Nation reveals new luxury floating lodge

    The Ocean House is part of the Nation's plan to become more economically independent on the remote islands of Haida Gwaii, located off the northern coast of B.C. "Bringing in outside revenue that is going to contribute to the local economy is a goal of ours," said Cliff Fregin, chairperson of the Haida business entity, HaiCo. The Nation also runs the 10-room luxury lodge, Haida House, which generates tourism to the area.

  • Arizona's only black legislators chastised after race talk
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    Arizona's only black legislators chastised after race talk

    The only two black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker's published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for better pay. Rep. Maria Syms wrote in a column published in the Arizona Republic that the two best-known leaders of the #RedforEd movement are "political operatives" who are radicalizing Arizona youth. Syms included a lyric from the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist that included a derogatory term for African-Americans.

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    Round 2 NHL playoff schedule released: Predators first face Winnipeg whiteout on May 1

    The whiteout will return to Winnipeg in full force on Tuesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 3, as the Jets face the Nashville Predators at home. 

  • Qualcomm easing licensing terms in bid to strike deals
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    Qualcomm easing licensing terms in bid to strike deals

    By Stephen Nellis and Sonam Rai SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc's earnings call on Wednesday showed just how far the company is willing to go to preserve one of its core business practices of taking a cut of the selling price of phones. Qualcomm gave two indications on Wednesday it was prepared to accept lower revenue in exchange for maintaining the business structure and avoiding future customer disputes. On Wednesday, Qualcomm said it would cap the phone price that is the basis of the revenue calculation at $400.

  • Calgary council votes against 4-year property tax freeze
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    Calgary council votes against 4-year property tax freeze

    A few members of Calgary's city council have expressed concerns with the kinds of tax hikes and utility rate increases the city is considering. Setting what are called indicative rates helps administration figure out what kind of revenues they have to work with when drawing up the budget. Property taxes will increase between 2.65 per cent to 3.45 per cent in 2019, and from 2.5 per cent to three per cent in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

  • Hundreds of new jobs expected as B.C. biotech firm plans new facility
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    Hundreds of new jobs expected as B.C. biotech firm plans new facility

    A Vancouver biotechnology company is getting an injection of $45 million from two levels of government to build a facility expected to create hundreds of jobs. The Canadian and B.C. governments are evenly splitting the public contribution to Stemcell Technologies' $138-million manufacturing project, which will be constructed in Burnaby. Dr. Allan Eaves, the company's founder and CEO, said the funding will help Stemcell produce the substances necessary for clinical trials in areas like tissue engineering, gene therapy and regenerative medicine.

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    WestJet Airlines pilots begin strike authorization vote

    (Reuters) - Pilots at Canada's WestJet Airlines Ltd, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), started voting on a strike authorization on Wednesday saying an agreement with WestJet management is yet be reached. The vote, which was triggered after more than six months of negotiations, will remain open for 15 days, ALPA said in a statement. ALPA, which represents more than 60,000 pilots at 34 airlines in the United States and Canada, said it aimed to avoid a possible May 19 strike, but were prepared for all outcomes.

  • Samsung Electronics flags mobile weakness as chips power record first-quarter profit
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    Samsung Electronics flags mobile weakness as chips power record first-quarter profit

    By Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said weakness in the global smartphone market would slow earnings growth, as it reported record quarterly profit on Thursday thanks to strong demand for semiconductors used in servers. The world's biggest maker of memory chips, smartphones and television sets also flagged softer demand for smartphone OLED panels as a challenge for the second quarter, while its cash-cow chip business should remain strong. "Generating overall earnings growth across the company will be a challenge due to weakness in the display panel segment and a decline in profitability in the mobile business amid rising competition in the high-end segment," the South Korean giant said in a statement.

  • Syrian students reflect on painful past in lyrical play
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    Syrian students reflect on painful past in lyrical play

    A group of Syrian students who say they lost their voice amidst painful experiences are being heard loud and clear. 'It was fun because we worked together," said Hala Jawish, a grade 9 student. Jawish said when she moved to Canada from Syria she did not know any English.

  • Why illegal front-yard parking pads may soon be brought in from the cold
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    Why illegal front-yard parking pads may soon be brought in from the cold

    An issue that's been dividing neighbours for more than a decade will be back on the agenda at city hall next month: Legal versus illegal front yard parking pads. A report that would lay the groundwork for a city-wide amnesty, affecting about 8,000 households that are currently using illegal parking pads is ready to be discussed by the public works and infrastructure committee, CBC Toronto has learned. Mary Margaret McMahon, who represents Ward 32, Beaches-East York.

  • Labrador City shop gets region's first bitcoin machine
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    Labrador City shop gets region's first bitcoin machine

    Bitcoin mines have been popping up in Labrador West, and now any resident who wants to own their own bit of the currency can pick some up at a corner store. Tobin's Convenience is home to Labrador's first bitcoin machine. "It's growing, there's more and more people coming in all the time using it," owner Brenda Tobin said.

  • Nova Scotia village of 800 prepares to welcome family of 6 from Syria
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    Nova Scotia village of 800 prepares to welcome family of 6 from Syria

    The arrival of a family of Syrian refugees in Baddeck, N.S., this week is front page news — literally. The entire front page of the Victoria Standard newspaper this week is a scenic photo of Baddeck Harbour with the word "welcome" in Arabic. "We wanted just a simple gesture to welcome them to the community and let them know that we're excited to meet them," said Carolyn Barber, the newspaper's managing editor.

  • Sympathy for sleepy Prince William
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    Sympathy for sleepy Prince William

    The Duke of Cambridge appeared to be struggling with a lack of sleep as he attended a service at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday. The Anzac Day memorial was his first public engagement following the birth of his third child.

  • Small Outaouais town of Ripon to get ATM back
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    Small Outaouais town of Ripon to get ATM back

    Residents in Ripon, Que., who were up in arms when Desjardins removed the town's only ATM may soon be able to cash in on a new pilot project bringing automatic banking to a handful of Quebec communities. The decision comes after three months of pressure and mobilization from residents in the rural community of about 1,500, approximately 80 kilometres northeast of Ottawa.

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    N.S. man hailed as hero for helping rescue boy from near drowning

    Mike MacDonald said he was out with his family in their White Hills subdivision, northwest of Halifax, when they heard a frantic call for help. MacDonald said he recognized the person calling for help as one of four teens who'd passed by about 20 minutes before on their way to fishing in a nearby creek.

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    Overworked and burnt-out: Social worker testifies at inquest into baby's death

    The former supervisor for child services testified social workers in Nunavut's Department of Family Services were experiencing burnout at the time of four-month-old Amelia Keyookta's death in 2015. The ongoing coroner's inquest into the infant's death is required by the Nunavut Coroner's Act because the baby was in government custody when she died. Keyookta was taken into care after a social worker found her in a home full of marijuana smoke in 2015.

  • Everyone's a poet, even if they didn't know it, in Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia, today
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    Everyone's a poet, even if they didn't know it, in Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia, today

    This annual day of rhyme and verses falls on the last Thursday in April, which is national poetry month. As far as the group knows, Poem in Your Pocket Day has never been organized in such a big way in Nova Scotia. The workers at the hardware store, Highland Building Supplies, are digging the idea.

  • Code Orange: How Toronto's Sunnybrook hospital knew how to handle Monday's van attack
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    Code Orange: How Toronto's Sunnybrook hospital knew how to handle Monday's van attack

    The hospital, which is Canada's largest trauma centre, was in "Code Orange" — an emergency code that notifies staff of a mass casualty event. By mid-afternoon Monday, Sunnybrook had received 10 victims from Toronto's deadly van attack, which had played out in minutes along a two-kilometre stretch of nearby Yonge Street, less than 10 kilometres away from the hospital's main campus.

  • Pilot likely disoriented in crash that killed former Alberta premier, TSB says
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    Pilot likely disoriented in crash that killed former Alberta premier, TSB says

    The lack of flight recorders prevented the TSB from definitively concluding what caused a plane crash that killed former Alberta premier Jim Prentice and three others, but the pilot was probably disoriented, investigators say. The Transportation Safety Board called on Transport Canada to make flight recording systems mandatory for all commercial and private business operators, as it released its report from an 18-month investigation into the crash.

  • Woodlots group goes up against J.D. Irving before Appeal Court
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    Woodlots group goes up against J.D. Irving before Appeal Court

    A Sussex-based wood marketing board will square off today against forestry giant J.D. Irving Ltd. before the New Brunswick Court of Appeal. SNB is hoping the court will overturn a December decision by the New Brunswick Forest Products Commission that found in favour of JDI and its practice of sidestepping the board in wood deals. The commission struck down an attempt by the marketing board to regain control over how wood from private woodlots is bought and sold across much of the south of the province.

  • EU moves to regulate tech giants' business practices
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    EU moves to regulate tech giants' business practices

    The new rules will specifically target app stores, search engines, e-commerce sites and hotel booking websites such as Expedia, requiring them to be more transparent about how they rank search results and why they delist some services. Music streaming services such as Spotify have been pushing for Brussels to address relations between platforms and businesses, saying the former have an incentive to disadvantage competitors' services. Apple's entry into the music streaming field with Apple Music sparked concerns from other companies, such as Spotify, which have argued that the 30 percent cut Apple takes of subscriptions in its App Store gives its own service an unfair advantage.

  • Restoration of Saint John market tower revealed a structure in 'dire shape'
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    Restoration of Saint John market tower revealed a structure in 'dire shape'

    Extensive flooding that forced the eviction of several tenants from the Saint John City Market tower, while disruptive, was a blessing in disguise, according to the lead architect. The city approved funding to upgrade the City Market in September 2015. Walking through the dusty, barren rooms now occupying the tower, lead architect Malcolm Boyd pointed out some of the former problems.