Daily Archives: January 1, 2018

2017 was a spectacular year for science stories

In 2017, did you catch the solar eclipse, the first video footage of ruby sea dragons and the news about the first asteroid from outside our solar system? Here’s a look back at some of the most popular science stories of the past year on CBC News. Ruby sea dragon In January, scientists spotted an animal they had never seen before in ...

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New year rings in changes to laws, taxes, wages

New Year’s Day always brings a round of changes to laws, regulations and taxes, and 2018 brings its fair share. One welcome change for Canadian small businesses is a drop in their tax rate to 10 per cent from 10.5. That reduction had been promised for some time but was brought forward as the Liberal government struggled to deal with ...

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Flashy but frigid New Year's Eve expected in Times Square

New Yorkers, celebrity entertainers and tourists from around the world will pack into Times Square on Sunday for what’s expected to be a flashy but frigid start to the new year. Revelers are likely to begin lining up in the bitter cold in the early afternoon, hours ahead of when the city will mark the start of 2018 with a ...

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Teenager murders his family members on New Year's Eve, officials say

A 16-year-old New Jersey boy fatally shot three of his family members and a family friend on New Year’s Eve, authorities said. The teenager is in custody.  (TheLakewoodScoop.com) A 16-year-old New Jersey boy gunned down his parents, sister and a family friend just before midnight on New Year’s Eve, turning the family home into a bloodbath that his brother and ...

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Compass Group CEO, 4 family members killed in Australia plane crash

A prominent British businessman and his family have been identified as victims of a seaplane crash in Australia. Officials said Monday that Compass Group CEO Richard Cousins, his fiancée and her daughter, and his two sons were killed. Australian pilot Gareth Morgan from the tour company Sydney Seaplanes also died in the Sunday afternoon crash during a holiday trip. Officials ...

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