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Police: Missing 5-Year-Old Girl Dead After Mom's Murder

Body of Taliyah Marsman found in rural field

(Newser) - A 5-year-old Canadian girl missing following her mother's murder is believed dead. The Calgary Herald reports authorities found a body believed to be that of Taliyah Marsman in a rural field on Thursday. Police believe she was dead before an Amber Alert for her went out early Tuesday. Her... More »

5-Year-Old Missing After Mom Killed

Taliyah Marsman hasn't been seen since Sunday morning

(Newser) - Police are searching for a missing 5-year-old girl after her mother was found dead in their apartment Monday in Canada, the Calgary Herald reports. Investigators believe Sara Baillie was killed, though a cause of death hasn't been given, and an Amber Alert for her daughter Taliyah Marsman was issued... More »

'Rage Yoga' Is Now a Thing

It pairs beer, heavy metal, and cussing with yoga

(Newser) - Looking to get "Zen as (f-bomb deleted)"? Then Rage Yoga might be right up your alley, SF Gate reports. But—at least until online expansion plans take hold—if you want to partake in the class that pairs yoga poses with pints of beer, screamed profanity, and Metallica... More »

Plumbers Find Lost Gold During Bathroom Remodel

'We were pumped when we found it, of course'

(Newser) - Plumbers haven't found this much gold since the last time King Koopa kidnapped Princess Toadstool. But this is no Mario Bros. plot: Alif Babul and his apprentice of two days, Dean Materi, were tearing apart a residential bathroom in Calgary last month when Materi made an unusual discovery, the... More »

Twins Killed Sledding on Olympic Track Had Worked There

Jordan and Evan Caldwell were Hill Ambassadors

(Newser) - The twin 17-year-olds who died early Saturday after sneaking onto the bobsled track at Calgary's Canada Olympic Park and trying to sled down it once worked there, the CBC reports. Jordan and Evan Caldwell served "as Hill Ambassadors during last winter's season," per the CEO of... More »

Twins Killed Sledding on Olympic Bobsled Track

Teenagers broke into Calgary track, crashed

(Newser) - Twin 17-year-old brothers were killed early Saturday at Calgary's Olympic park after they snuck onto the bobsled track with a group of friends and tried to sled down it, reports Sky News . "Part way down, the group hit a large gate used to separate the bobsled and luge... More »

The 5 Most Livable Cities in the World

Head for Australia (Melbourne is No. 1), Canada, or Austria

(Newser) - "Civil unrest, acts of terror and violence" around the world are compromising the livability of cities around the globe, per a new ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit that surveyed 140 cities. The report notes even cities in North America have suffered, some from the turmoil caused by the... More »

Guy Pretends He's in Up, Flies Over Canada in Balloon Chair

Daniel Boria did get arrested, though

(Newser) - Daniel Boria has either seen too many Pixar movies or he's the most ingenious marketer the other side of Niagara Falls. The Canadian wanted to advertise his cleaning-products business in the most visible way possible: by affixing more than 100 helium balloons to a lawn chair and flying over... More »

Cops: University Student in Canada Stabs 5 to Death

It's Calgary's worst mass murder

(Newser) - A 22-year-old graduate of the University of Calgary who was about to enter its law school is accused of stabbing five people to death at a party, reports the Calgary Herald . The suspect in the city's worst mass murder has been identified as Matthew de Grood, the son of... More »

Lottery Winner Giving Away $40M Prize

Canadian wants to honor late wife with donations to charity

(Newser) - Canadian lottery winner Tom Crist says he doesn't need his $40 million prize, but he knows who does: cancer charities. The 64-year-old Calgary man has pledged to give the entire jackpot away to charity in honor of his wife of 33 years, starting with a $1.2 million donation... More »

Flooded Calgary Could Be Sans Power for Months

100K evacuated due to flooding

(Newser) - Calgary, the heart of Canada's energy sector, could be without power for weeks or even months in the wake of floods that have forced 100,000 people from their homes and killed at least four. In the aftermath of the floods, the worst in the province of Alberta's... More »

World's Most Liveable City Is...

Vancouver, for the fifth straight year

(Newser) - Looking for a new place to hang your hat? Consider Vancouver, which tops the list of the world’s most liveable cities for the fifth year running, Reuters reports. The annual survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit ranks cities on stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure, and... More »

Journalist, 4 Canadian Troops Killed in Afghan Blast

Roadside bomb claims life of award-winning reporter Michelle Lang

(Newser) - An award-winning Calgary Herald journalist was among five Canadians killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan yesterday. Michelle Lang, 34, was embedded with troops on a security patrol when their vehicle was hit in the Kandahar area. She had arrived in the country 2 weeks earlier on an assignment to... More »

Bush: Obama 'Deserves My Silence'

(Newser) - In his first speech as a former president, George W. Bush declined to offer any criticism of his successor. "He deserves my silence," Bush told a group of business leaders in Calgary, reports the Toronto Globe and Mail. “I want the president to succeed. I love my... More »

Bush Ready for New Gig: Speeches

(Newser) - George Bush is officially ready for his new job: speech-maker. Now signed up with the Washington Speakers Bureau, Bush plans to make at least 10 speeches around the world in the next year. The first—"A Conversation With George Bush"—will be March 17 in Calgary to business... More »

Bush Hits Lecture Circuit—in Canada

To Make first big speech in Calgary

(Newser) - Former President Bush is scheduled to give his first major speech since leaving office to an audience in Calgary, Canada, reports the Globe and Mail. Bush will address a private audience of 1500 at an event next month organized by the city's Chamber of Commerce. Invitations said Bush will speak... More »

Car Owner's Cyber Posse Nails Canadian Thief

Owner alerts car lovers to theft of rare Nissan on forum

(Newser) - A car thief in Calgary didn't count on rising to internet fame when he stole a rare Nissan Skyline GTR from a dealer, the New York Times reports. The owner posted a picture of the vehicle on an internet car lovers' forum and before long, his fellow forum members had... More »

Food Police Extend Reach to Canada

Calgary becomes nation's first city to regulate trans fats

(Newser) - America’s war on trans fats has spread to Canada, where tomorrow Calgary will become the first city to regulate their use. Restaurants will be banned from cooking with ingredients or serving foods containing more than 2% trans fat in total fat content. Some restaurants currently offer food with trans... More »

Identical Quads Born to Canadian Couple, in US

(Newser) - A  Canadan woman delivered four identical daughters in a Montana hospital last weekend, when there were no neonatal beds for them in the local hospital in Calgary—or any other Canadian hospital. The newborns, born by C-section at 31 1/2 weeks, ranged from 2 lbs., 6 oz. to 2 lbs.... More »

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