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Bride, Groom Spend Wedding Night in Handcuffs

After brawl breaks out at bar

(Newser) - Not the most auspicious beginning to newlywed life: A Canadian bride and groom were led away from their post-wedding party in handcuffs Saturday. Witnesses say nine or so wedding party members entered an Edmonton bar around 10pm and were obviously drunk. And then: "You know in the old Western... More »

She Lost Her Ring in 2004. It Just Showed Up on a Carrot

Canada's Mary Grams says it still fits

(Newser) - Mary Grams pulled a weed on her family farm in Alberta, Canada, in 2004 and lost her engagement ring in the process. All these years later, the ring has turned up, incredibly, on a carrot, reports the CBC . It seems her daughter-in-law plucked the lucky carrot from the ground, and... More »

British Columbia Just Outlawed a Certain Type of Hunting

Province says public sentiment has shifted against 'trophy' hunting for grizzly bears

(Newser) - The government of British Columbia has some good news and bad news for grizzly bears in the Canadian province: The good news is that hunters will no longer be able to kill them for sport. The bad news is that hunters will still be able to kill them for meat.... More »

N. Korea Forced Canadian, 62, to Dig Holes in Frozen Ground

Hyeon Soo Lim had a life of loneliness, hard labor

(Newser) - A 62-year-old Canadian freed from a life sentence of hard labor in North Korea is back in his homeland, where he told his church Sunday about the harsh conditions he endured. Hyeon Soo Lim, who was freed last week on what Pyongyang called "sick bail," arrived back in... More »

Odd Message Posted About Realtor's Unsolved 2008 Murder

Comment on website about Lindsay Buziak's murder begins, 'I killed Lindsey'

(Newser) - It's either a clue or a hoax, but it's reviving interest in the unsolved February 2008 murder of a Canadian real estate agent. Lindsay Buziak was found stabbed to death in the bedroom of a $1 million home she was showing in Saanich, British Columbia. A 2010 report... More »

Canada: One of Our Diplomats Had Hearing Loss in Cuba, Too

US officials think Cuba used some kind of sonic device against foreign workers

(Newser) - The Canadian government said Thursday that at least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba has been treated for hearing loss, following disclosures that a group of American diplomats in Havana suffered the same. US officials believe they were caused by an advanced sonic device, per the AP . Global Affairs Canada spokeswoman... More »

Freedom of Info Request Seeks Man's Fishing Spot

Somebody sought copy of man's camping permit

(Newser) - Somebody in Canada wants to know the location of a man's secret fishing spot so badly that they turned to the government for help. Fishing pro Mike Borger says it started with a video he posted earlier this year about a trip to a lake in Algonquin Park, an... More »

Canada Makes Stadium a Home for Asylum Seekers From US

New arrivals feared Trump would return them to Haiti

(Newser) - So many asylum seekers are crossing into Canada from the United States that Montreal's Olympic Stadium has been opened to house them. The first groups were bused to the stadium Wednesday. Cots are set up in the windowless, domed facility. The mainly Haitian migrants will stay until they get... More »

Passengers Stuck on Tarmac for 6 Hours Call 911

Paramedics brought them water

(Newser) - Passengers stuck on a plane for more than six hours after an eight-hour flight ended up calling 911 for assistance they said the airline wasn't giving them. The Air Transat flight from Brussels to Montreal was diverted to Ottawa International Airport on Monday because of stormy weather at its... More »

Man Killed Mom, 2 Brothers Weeks Before His Wedding

He was afraid mother would tell fiancee he was jobless

(Newser) - A Toronto man who didn't want his fiancee to discover he was unemployed ended up slaughtering almost his entire family on a bloody day in August last year. Brett Ryan, 36, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years Friday after confessing to... More »

Canada Hunting for Lost Part of Military History at Bottom of Lake

9 Avro Arrow models are believed to be at the bottom of Lake Ontario

(Newser) - When Canada suddenly ended the Avro Arrow program in 1959, it left the country with a lingering "what if" question, the director of Royal Canadian Air Force History and Heritage tells the Canadian Press : "Would Canada still be competing in modern fighter design of our own aircraft today?"... More »

In Possible World First, Heart Surgery Saves Baby in Womb

Doctors in Canada perform in utero balloon atrial septoplasty

(Newser) - Doctors in Canada are patting themselves on the back after what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind heart surgery that saved the life of an unborn child. Halfway through her pregnancy, Kristine Barry of Barrie, Ont., learned her unborn son had a heart defect in which the two main arteries... More »

Polygamous Leader Found Guilty of Having 25 Wives

Another former leader of the community found guilty of having 5 wives

(Newser) - Two former leaders of an isolated polygamous community in Canada were convicted Monday of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight, setting up another potential court battle over the constitutionality of Canada's polygamy laws. Winston Blackmore, 60, and James Oler, 53, were found guilty by British Columbia Supreme Court... More »

Teen Goes to Metallica Concert, Loses Car for Days

His dad had to place a Craigslist ad asking Toronto locals to help his 'doofy son'

(Newser) - For much of this week, Toronto residents have been on a scavenger hunt of sorts, with an odd target: a 2015 Nissan Versa, "misplaced" by a US teen who'd forgotten where he'd left it after a Metallica concert. The CBC reports on 19-year-old Gavin Strickland's parking... More »

In Protocol Breach, Commoner Touches Queen's Elbow

Canada's governor general says the carpet she was on was 'slippy'

(Newser) - Canada's governor general says he decided to breach royal protocol and touch Queen Elizabeth II to ensure she didn't stumble down slippery steps during an official engagement in London. David Johnston, who met with the 91-year-old monarch on Wednesday to mark Canada's 150th birthday, was seen gently... More »

2nd Aussie Senator Quits for Being 'Citizen of Foreign Power'

Larissa Waters was never legally elected due to her dual citizenship with Canada

(Newser) - A second Australian senator in less than a week has announced she's quitting Parliament after discovering she's a dual national and had therefore never really been elected. Larissa Waters, co-deputy leader of the minor Greens party, said Tuesday that she's quitting after six years as a senator... More »

Jimmy Carter Collapses While Building Home

Habitat for Humanity says former president suffering dehydration

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter was hospitalized in Canada after he collapsed while building a Habitat for Humanity home Thursday in Winnipeg, CBC reports. The 92-year-old former president was using a handsaw to cut wood for a staircase at the time. The reason given for Carter's collapse was dehydration. According to the... More »

Paramedic's Mom Died in His Arms. He Can't Get Workers' Comp

Quebec's Olivier Mireault was on a work call—but he responded before shift started

(Newser) - In November, Quebec paramedic Olivier Mireault responded to a call at his mom's house. The 63-year-old ended up dying in her son's arms of an aortic aneurysm rupture after he couldn't revive her. "I said, 'This can't be real. Someone wake me up,'... More »

Lightning Hits Bride's Father During Wedding Speech

He'd just told the groom he was a lucky guy

(Newser) - JP Nadeau might not be the luckiest man alive, but he can certainly give an electrifying speech. The Canadian was speaking at his daughter's wedding in an apple orchard in Woodstock, New Brunswick, on Saturday when he was struck by lightning, the Guardian reports. "The father of the... More »

Transgender Parent Fights to Keep Gender Off Baby's ID

Canadian doesn't want 'incorrect assumptions' made

(Newser) - Kori Doty wants to be referred to with the pronoun "they" instead of "he" or "she"—and they want the same thing for their baby. Doty, a transgender parent in Canada, has been fighting to keep gender off the birth certificate for Searyl Atli, the baby... More »

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