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1. Volcano eruption sparks Iceland airport closure

Iceland closed its main international airport Sunday after the country's most active volcano, Grimsvotn, sent ash and smoke 20 kilometres into the air.

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2. $36M Lotto Max jackpot won by B.C. family

A Vancouver Island man and his family are $36 million richer after winning Friday's $36-million Lotto Max jackpot, a Victoria television station has reported.

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3. NDP, BC Conservatives slam new CareCards

The NDP is criticizing the B.C. government's plan to replace CareCards with high-tech medical ID cards.

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4. Apocalypse Not Yet: 'Rapture Hour' passes quietly

Saturday's Doomsday deadline came and went without major incident despite claims from a California preacher the beginning of the Earth's destruction would start around 6 p.m. in every time zone.

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5. Spacewalking astronauts encounter bolt trouble

Two astronauts from the shuttle Endeavour ran into a bit of trouble while conducting a spacewalk Sunday to do maintenance work on the International Space Station.

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