1. British Columbia is where most Canadian volcanoes are. The last eruption was about 150 years ago on the Lava Fork volcano in northwestern BC.
2. Acclaimed opera tenor Ben Heppner replaces Bill Richardson as host of Saturday Afternoon at the Opera
3. Donald Smith, the first Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, in 1885 drove the last spike into the Canadian Pacific Railway of which he was co-founder with his cousin Lord Mount Stephen, at Craigellachie. He had had a career in the Hudson’s Bay Company before going into politics.
4. Cleft, clove, cleaved and cloven are past participles of the word ”cleave”.
5. Elvis made 31 movies, beginning with ”Love Me Tender” in 1956, and ending with ”Change of Habit” in 1969.