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She Thought of Him 'Like a Son.' Then She Won a $900K Jackpot

Nova Scotia woman says she never agreed to split winnings with nephew; he says she did

(Newser) - It appeared to be a joyous photo op: a 57-year-old Nova Scotia woman and her 19-year-old nephew holding up a check for $1.2 million Canadian ($900,000) they'd won in a fundraising event that helped fire departments around Margaree Forks. But per the CBC , the presser Thursday went... More »

Trudeau Accuser Speaks Up About 'the Incident'

Rose Knight confirms allegations in newspaper editorial

(Newser) - A former journalist has stepped forward and said yes, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did grope her at a fund-raising event 18 years ago, the CBC reports. "I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter" described in an unsigned... More »

They Sought Adventure, Died While Pursuing It

Travel vloggers die in fall from BC waterfall

(Newser) - Three Canadians who shared their love of travel with 1.1 million subscribers on Instagram and another 500,000 subscribers on YouTube died this week after tumbling over a waterfall. The content creators for High on Life were swimming in a rock pool above Shannon Falls near Squamish, BC, around... More »

Dad Dies Protecting Kids From Polar Bear

Nunavut man encountered animal while gathering eggs

(Newser) - The first person killed by a polar bear in Canada's Nunavut territory for 18 years is being hailed as a hero. Aaron Gibbons, 31, put himself between the bear and his three young children when he encountered the animal on Sentry Island, around six miles from the Hudson Bay... More »

Girl, 9, Who Can't Walk or Talk Saves Brother From Drowning

She screamed, pointed toward pool

(Newser) - When Lexie Comeau-Drisdelle's mother heard the 9-year-old girl screaming at the top of her voice, she thought her daughter had fallen out of her wheelchair and was alerting her the only way she could. Lexie has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk or talk. But the Nova Scotia... More »

Trudeau Forced to Address His Own Possible #MeToo Moment

Canadian prime minister says he doesn't remember 'groping' a female reporter 18 years ago

(Newser) - Early last month, a Canadian blogger posted an 18-year-old newspaper editorial on Twitter that made an eyebrow-raising accusation. That story is now getting pickup, and it involves Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and an incident that allegedly happened at a British Columbia music festival. The Guardian and CBC report that in... More »

Why Canada Just Slapped a Tariff on US Yogurt

It's retaliatory, and it's political

(Newser) - Following in the footsteps of the EU , Canada announced billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the US on Friday in a tit-for-tat response to the Trump administration's duties on Canadian steel and aluminum. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government released the final list of items that will be... More »

Teen Went to Sleep on a School Trip. She Never Woke Up

16-year-old Sara Manitoski died from toxic shock syndrome in March 2017, coroner finds

(Newser) - An overnight school trip last year turned tragic for a Canadian teen, and now a coroner has confirmed why. People reports 16-year-old Sara Manitoski, who was found unresponsive in her cabin bed after friends came back from breakfast, died of toxic shock syndrome, with the coroner's conclusion based on... More »

Big Music Fest Hits Snag Over Small Bird's Nest

Protected killdeer threatens Ottawa's Bluesfest preparation

(Newser) - Who knew a bird had the power to stop 300,000 people? That's the case in Canada's capital, which is days away from hosting a music festival featuring the Foo Fighters, Shawn Mendes, and Hanson. As the Ottawa Citizen reports, preparation for the 24th annual Bluesfest to kick... More »

'Absolutely Never Do That': Man Goes After Black Bear

It had attacked the man's dog, which jumped out of a car window

(Newser) - "Our message is: Absolutely never do that." That's what Canada's Jasper National Park is trying to communicate loud and clear. The "that" it's referring to is a May 16 incident in which a man jumped onto a black bear in an attempt to rescue... More »

Canada Sets Date for Marijuana Legalization

Recreational pot will be on sale Oct. 17

(Newser) - Recreational marijuana is still illegal in Canada—but only for another 17 weeks. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that marijuana legalization, passed by the country's Senate on Tuesday, will be in effect as of Oct. 17 this year, giving provinces time to set up retail outlets and prepare for... More »

Canada's Pot Move Makes It the 2nd Country of Its Kind

Only 2 nations on Earth have legal recreational pot nationwide

(Newser) - Canadian lawmakers have taken the final step toward legalizing recreational marijuana—and it will become official as soon as Queen Elizabeth II's representative signs off on it. A bill ending the country's 95-year prohibition on cannabis passed Canada's Senate by a vote of 52 to 29, CTV... More »

Court: Woman Carried Out 'Despicable' Sabotage of Boyfriend's Music Career

She faked rejection letter after he was awarded scholarship

(Newser) - In 2014, an extremely promising young clarinetist in Canada beat dozens of other applicants to become one of two people awarded a full scholarship to complete a degree at Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles under highly esteemed teacher Yehuda Gilad. But Eric Abramovitz never saw the acceptance email... More »

Senators Move to Mend Relations With Canada

Lawmakers from both parties act after rocky G-7 meeting

(Newser) - Senators from both parties sought to mend a frayed relationship with Canada during a closed-door meeting Wednesday with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. The meeting involving members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee followed President Donald Trump calling Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "dishonest" and "weak" after the... More »

Judge Finds Prisoners Aren't Being Tortured by Powdered Milk

Canadian prisoner had complained, but judge dismissed his grievance

(Newser) - A Canadian inmate has lost his fight over powdered milk. The prisoner filed a grievance over the Correctional Service of Canada's policy of using the powdered dairy product rather than liquid milk, which was enacted in his facility in 2015, arguing that it violated his rights. William Johnson had... More »

Germany Pokes Trump on Twitter Politicking

'You can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters,' the German leader said

(Newser) - President Trump announced the US won't endorse a G-7 statement of shared priorities on trade and other key issues, in an apparent squabble with Canada's prime minister , and it has stirred up a lot of anger over in Europe. According to CNN , leaders in the French capital responded... More »

Trump Blasts 'Weak' Trudeau, Won't Sign G-7 Statement

President lashes out on Twitter after leaving Canada

(Newser) - The G-7 summit has not ended in international harmony, to say the least. After departing Canada, President Trump labeled Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "dishonest & weak" on Twitter and said the US would not sign a joint statement with the six member nations of the group, reports the... More »

Trump to G-7: Don't You Dare Retaliate Against Me

President tells other countries not to counter with tariffs

(Newser) - Exiting a world summit with characteristic bravado, President Donald Trump delivered a stark warning Saturday to America's trading partners not to counter his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the AP reports. Despite his sharp differences with US allies, the president insisted he has a "... More »

Trump Slams Trudeau, Macron on Eve of G7

President will be leaving summit early

(Newser) - The traditional end-of-summit group photo at this year's G7 gathering will not include President Trump. The White House says Trump will leave the Quebec summit on Saturday morning and travel directly to Singapore, where he is due to meet Kim Jong Un June 12, Politico reports. The summit is... More »

Report: Trump Blamed War of 1812 for New Canada Tariffs

'Is Britain off the hook?'

(Newser) - When Justin Trudeau asked him what "national security" issue could possibly justify new tariffs on Canadian imports during a May 25 phone call, President Trump had to reach back a long way, sources tell CNN : "Didn't you guys burn down the White House?" Trump said, referring to... More »

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