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Vigilante Couple Who Tied Up Alleged Predator Could Face Charges

They say he visited home for sex with girl, 13

(Newser) - After a 28-year-old man who allegedly wanted to have sex with their 13-year-old daughter showed up at their home, a Canadian couple restrained him with zip ties and called the Mounties. Now they're the ones who could face charges. In Facebook Live video of the incident , the mother can... More »

Rescue Dog Shot Dead on Airport Runway

Escape forced incoming flight to abort landing

(Newser) - A Canadian rescue dog's journey to her new home ended tragically after she escaped her kennel and ran loose on an airport runway in Winnipeg. Greta—a 2-year-old Labrador mix who was on her way from northern Manitoba to a home in the city—chewed through a plastic portion... More »

To Honor Humboldt, Canadians Grab Their Sticks

Thousands in Canada (and around the world) are using #PutYourSticksOut

(Newser) - It started when a resident of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, left a hockey stick standing on the porch. "The boys might need it … wherever they are," the person wrote in a text to TSN hockey analyst Brian Munz, referring to the 15 people killed Friday when a bus carrying... More »

Hockey Team's Coach, Captain Among 15 Killed in Bus Crash

Team's radio announcer also confirmed dead

(Newser) - Canadian police say the death toll in a crash between a truck and a bus carrying a hockey team has risen to 15, the AP reports. Police say there were 29 people on the bus, which was carrying the Humboldt Broncos, a team in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League The... More »

14 Dead in Hockey Team Bus Crash

Parents in grief after semi hits team bus

(Newser) - Tragedy in Western Canada: A bus carrying a junior hockey team collided with a semi-trailer on Friday evening, leaving 14 dead and the remaining 14 injured, three of them critically. The Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League were traveling to the town of Nipawin for a playoff game... More »

Stolen in Canada: 20K Cases of Beer

That's $400K worth, counting the stolen pepperoni and dried beef, too

(Newser) - They have the makings for a great party, but thieves who stole $400,000 in beer and snacks from a Quebec warehouse apparently have other plans. On the night of March 12, Montreal police say "several" thieves broke into the warehouse in the Montreal suburb of Boucherville and disabled... More »

Ban Lifted on Hotel Guest 17 Years After Poop 'Tornado'

Nick Burchill allowed back at BC's Fairmont Empress after a seagull fracas in his room

(Newser) - A Canadian man barred from a British Columbia hotel for 17 years has successfully reversed his lifetime ban with "a pound of Brothers TNT Pepperoni as a peace offering." To understand the significance of that gift, it's necessary to know the truly insane story of how Nick... More »

Teen Wins Lottery on First Day as an Adult

Quebec teen will get weekly payment for life

(Newser) - A Canadian teenager managed to set herself up financially for life on her first day as an adult. Charlie Lagarde celebrated her 18th birthday earlier this month by buying a lottery ticket and a bottle of champagne, which 18-year-olds can legally purchase in Quebec, and ended up winning the jackpot... More »

They Protested His Eatery's Meat. So He Grabbed a Deer Leg

'I just felt helpless' at being called 'murderer,' says Toronto restaurateur Michael Hunter

(Newser) - What do you do if you're a restaurant that serves meat, yet protesters keep showing up to tell you you're a "murderer"? If you're Michael Hunter, you chop up a deer in the front window. That's what the Toronto restaurateur did Friday after animal-rights... More »

Canada Tricked 6 Chiefs, Then Hanged Them. Now, an Apology

Justin Trudeau apologizes for Tsilhqot'in Nation deaths 150 years ago

(Newser) - More than 150 years ago, Canada invited chiefs from the indigenous Tsilhqot'in Nation to take part in peace talks. Instead, the five men were arrested upon arrival, tried hastily, and hanged. A sixth chief met the same fate the following year. On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally... More »

Never-Before-Seen Behavior in Orcas Surprises Scientists

Researchers see the first known case of infanticide among killer whales

(Newser) - Scientists have observed a behavior never before seen in killer whales, and it makes for a grim discovery. Following strange calls from orcas off the northeastern coast of British Columbia's Vancouver Island in December, researchers observed the first known case of infanticide among the whales. After tracking down the... More »

Palm Trees Are on a Mission Northward

Cold-tolerant species could reach northern US, Canada in 'decades'

(Newser) - Utah, Ohio, and Canada might soon be dotted with palm trees—because welcome to climate change. Following a 2007 study that found palm trees in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, an international team of researchers set out to learn how cold is too cold for palm trees. Upon surveying... More »

She Used Her Parents' Card to Rent a Party House. It Did Not End Well

Parents agree to pay $20K for repairs

(Newser) - A party that left a house in West Vancouver, Canada, trashed should serve as a lesson to teenagers, parents, and people who rent out homes online, police say. Authorities say a 14-year-old girl used her parents' credit card—without their permission—to rent out a luxury home for the March... More »

Doctors Plead for Pay Raises to Stop Before It's Too Late

Hard-working nurses deserve it more, they say

(Newser) - Many doctors in Quebec are upset about pay raises—that is, about having them at all. With nurses complaining about their workload, nearly 740 doctors, medical students, and residents in the Canadian province are petitioning to reject pay raises and have the money given to nurses, the New York Times... More »

Trump Seems to Be Budging on Tariff Exemptions

Mexico, Canada, and possibly other nations may get a break; signing expected Thursday

(Newser) - President Trump is expected to formally sign off on his steel and aluminum tariffs Thursday afternoon at a White House ceremony with steel union workers, reports the Washington Post . However, it appears the White House is giving ground on its initial defiance about exemptions. Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro told... More »

Trump's Tariff Surprise Now Has NAFTA Link

He says Mexico, Canada can avoid new taxes by renegotiating trade pact

(Newser) - President Trump suggested Monday that his plan to impose hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum might have some wiggle room, at least for Mexico and Canada. In morning tweets, Trump said the two nations could avoid the tariffs by giving ground in ongoing NAFTA negotiations, reports the Wall Street Journal ... More »

They Never Heard It Coming. Then the Snowmobile Crashed

Man held liable after he's thrown off snowmobile, which slammed into friend, causing 'horrific' injuries

(Newser) - A fun day snowmobiling in British Columbia left one man with "horrific" injuries and another liable for them after he was thrown off his snowmobile and the vehicle kept going, slamming into one of his companions. InfoTel News reports that Devon Webb, Angelo Passerin, and about eight others were... More »

Part of Mom's Penalty for Killing Baby: 10 Pregnancy Tests

Plus house arrest and probation

(Newser) - A Canadian woman who pleaded guilty to killing her newborn after an unrecognized pregnancy has been handed what's believed to be the first decision of its kind in Canada: The 43-year-old woman must take a pregnancy test every six months for the next five years and submit the results... More »

Vengeful Bride Ordered to Pay $90K for Ruining Business

Emily Liao attacked company online after photo dispute

(Newser) - A wedding photographer whose business was ruined by one of the most vengeful brides since Kill Bill has been awarded almost $90,000 in damages. A judge in Canada decided that bride Emily Liao was motivated by malice when she launched a furious online campaign against company Amara Wedding and... More »

Drug Tests That Broke Apart 56 Families Were Flawed

Authorities in Canada apologize, promise fixes

(Newser) - Authorities in Canada investigating the use of a now-discredited drug test have revealed an alarming stat: At least 56 families in Ontario were "broken apart" from 1990 to 2015 largely as a result of the flawed hair testing, and in only four of those cases were children returned to... More »

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