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Undercover Cop's Online Demo Leads to Arrest

Nova Scotia officer posing as young teen girl is bombarded with graphic images, texts

(Newser) - The arrest of a St. Louis-area man charged with eight counts of sexual misconduct involving a child younger than 15 has its roots in Nova Scotia, where an undercover officer was performing a simple demonstration. The officer, who is a member of the provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit, was... More »

Canadian Island to Americans: Flee Trump, Come Here!

'Muslim people can roam freely,' website states

(Newser) - In a common election-year lament , more than a few people on Twitter have suggested they’ll move to Canada if Donald Trump becomes the next US president. Rob Calabrese has the perfect location in mind. On Monday, the Nova Scotia radio DJ set up a tongue-in-cheek website titled Cape Breton... More »

Air Canada Plane Killed Airport's Power

'Hard landing' hit power line just a few hundred feet away

(Newser) - An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator says. The Airbus 320 landed 1,100 feet short of the runway during an early Sunday morning snowstorm. It crashed... More »

Woman Hops Airport Fence to Halt Takeoff

She thought her partner was on plane: police

(Newser) - Apparently thinking her partner was flying off, a woman climbed over a Canadian airport's barbed-wire fence to stop a plane from departing, police say. Turns out her partner wasn't flying at all, according to police; for her part, the woman was "apprehended very quickly," says an... More »

2 Teens Charged in Case of Girl Who Hanged Herself

Rehtaeh Parsons committed suicide after photo of alleged assault was circulated

(Newser) - It took nearly two years, but charges have been filed in Canada in the high-profile case of a teenage girl who hanged herself after an alleged sexual assault and subsequent cyberbullying. Police in Nova Scotia arrested two 18-year-old males on child pornography charges, reports CNN . The family of Rehtaeh Parsons... More »

Teen Rape Victim Killed Herself Over Bullying: Parents

Nova Scotia justice minister calls for case review

(Newser) - A 17-year-old Nova Scotia rape victim killed herself because she was relentlessly bullied about it, her parents say. "She would not be gone today if that didn’t happen—not just the rape," her mother tells the Globe and Mail . "What made it so much worse is... More »

Nova Scotia Ordered to Fund Poor Couple's Pot Operation

Province must cover costs of pair's home-grown medical marijuana

(Newser) - Nova Scotia's government has been ordered by a government panel to help out a disabled couple who say they're too poor to grow their own medical marijuana. The Canadian province's Income Assistance Appeals Board ordered the Department of Community Services to provide the couple with $2,500... More »

Canadian Mayor to City Council: Sober Up

Time to lay off the booze, Halifax councilors told

(Newser) - Some politicians' actions might lead you to speculate about their level of inebriation, but the mayor of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is telling his city council members in no uncertain terms to sober up. Mayor Peter Kelly says he's been fielding complaints from members of the public and other council members... More »

Singer Wouldn't Have Wanted Coyotes Killed: Mom

Taylor Mitchell was huge nature lover

(Newser) - Taylor Mitchell, the 19-year-old Canadian singer killed by coyotes on a hike Tuesday, was such a nature lover that she would have wanted to spare the coyotes, her mom says. “When the decision had been made to kill the pack of coyotes, I clearly heard Taylor's voice say, 'Please... More »

Coyotes Kill Canadian Singer

Teen folk musician attacked in national park

(Newser) - A rising star of the Canadian folk music scene was killed in a savage coyote attack while hiking alone in Nova Scotia. Singer-songwriter Taylor Mitchell, 19, suffered multiple bite wounds and massive blood loss after a pair of coyotes pounced on her. She died a day later in a local... More »

Now a Hurricane, Kyle Heads for Maine

Canadian provinces may take brunt of landfall tomorrow

(Newser) - A rare hurricane watch was posted for part of the Maine coast today as Tropical Storm Kyle was upgraded to hurricane strength, the AP reports. Kyle's center was forecast to be near eastern New England or the Canadian Maritime provinces late tomorrow. "Hurricane season isn't over, " a Maine... More »

Get Some Color This Fall

(Newser) - Heading into prime leaf-peeper season, Travel + Leisure leads a pack of sites offering fun and affordable trip ideas. Serve yourself a double portion of red, ochre, and yellow at the Celtic Colours International Festival in Nova Scotia. Or, if Canada seems too far away, swing by the Pumpkin Festival... More »

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