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Canadian man says seeing volcano erupt was 'surreal'

A Canadian man says he is still “shaky” from the experience of witnessing the beginnings of a volcanic eruption in New Zealand.

The volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted yesterday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring its moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said.

Therapy dogs the newest items to borrow at library

VANCOUVER—You can take out almost anything from libraries these days, but this one requires a leash.

Eight therapy dogs will be available to borrow from the Canine Library on Saturday for 15-minute outings as part of the Vancouver's Poetry in Parks initiative.

On Friday, Anna Boekhoven put her arm around Pig the dog as she read him his favourite poem.

Time is on man's hands

Every spring and fall, John Scott climbs up clock towers across Toronto to change time.

“The keymaster, the time master—I've been called a lot of titles,” says the 61-year-old.

“Never the time lord, though.”

Scott began maintaining and servicing clocks 35 years ago as an apprentice for his uncle, C. Arthur Scott, at Hamilton-based Scotiabell.