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Canadian Navy Bans Booze

No more beer vending machines on warships

(Newser) - Canada's navy is cracking down hard on drunken sailors with a near-total ban on alcohol when ships are at sea. Sailors used to be permitted to drink at sea as long as it was more than six hours until they were on duty, but now drinking will be permitted... More »

Woman's Stomach Cramps Turn Out to Be Surprise Baby

Karolane Baillargeon never suspected pregnancy, had gained just 20 pounds

(Newser) - Surprise births, once the stuff of urban legend, are now the stuff of occasional roundups of shocked new moms who had no clue they were expecting. Canada's Karolane Baillargeon is the latest addition to that club after heading to a Quebec hospital last week for what she believed were... More »

Family Lived With Corpse, Prayed for Resurrection

Decomposing father was in home for 6 months

(Newser) - "There clearly was an over-exuberance of one's faith" in a Canadian woman who lived with her husband's corpse for six months while she and five of their children prayed for his resurrection, a court heard this week. Kaling Wald's husband, Peter, is believed to have died... More »

Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Sexual Assault

Former CBC radio host surrendered to Toronto police

(Newser) - Jian Ghomeshi dropped his lawsuit against his former employer at the CBC; now police have picked him up. The former radio host today surrendered to local authorities, who confirmed to CTV News that Ghomeshi has been charged with sexual assault. Toronto police released a statement that said the 47-year-old has... More »

Ex-Radio Star in Sex Assault Case Drops $55M Suit

Jian Ghomeshi to pay CBC's $18K in legal costs

(Newser) - Former radio host Jian Ghomeshi has dropped a $55 million lawsuit against his former bosses at the CBC, opting instead to pursue concerns over his firing via his union, the Globe and Mail reports. Ghomeshi will pay the CBC's legal costs of $18,000, the Toronto Star reports. The... More »

Johnny Cash's Son Arrested After Stripping at Airport

Mounties took John Carter Cash away to sober up

(Newser) - In an incident his father could probably have turned into a pretty good country song, Mounties arrested an allegedly drunken John Carter Cash after he stripped down to his underwear at a Canadian airport on Monday. By the time officers arrived at Newfoundland's Deer Lake Airport, security personnel had... More »

CBC Drops Star Radio Host as Dark Allegations Emerge

'Toronto Star' talks to 3 women who say Jian Ghomeshi took rough sex too far

(Newser) - Early yesterday, the CBC announced that it was terminating the employment of Q radio host Jian Ghomeshi, explaining somewhat vaguely that "information came to our attention recently that ... precludes us from continuing our relationship with Jian." The details didn't remain vague for long. The 47-year-old took to... More »

Mother: Ottawa Shooter Wanted to Die

Cops: Video shows 'ideological motives for attack'

(Newser) - The gunman who killed a soldier before storming Canada's Parliament last week was not a terrorist but a mentally ill man acting out of desperation, his mother says. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's mother tells the National Post that her son was confused and deeply unhappy and turned to Islam to... More »

Bystander to Dying Soldier in Canada: 'You're a Good Man'

Woman recounts frantic efforts to save Nathan Cirillo

(Newser) - Immediately after Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo was shot yesterday , a handful of bystanders ran to his aid. One was lawyer Barbara Winters, whose account is told at Macleans and in an interview with the CBC . As the team of strangers performed CPR and tried in vain to save the 24-year-old,... More »

Ottawa Attack: Lawmakers Made Flagpoles Into Spears

Stephen Harper hid in closet for 15 minutes

(Newser) - If gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau had made it as far as a caucus room during his attack on Canada's Parliament , he would have had numerous spear-wielding Conservative lawmakers to deal with. An MP tells the Globe and Mail that after gunfire was heard, lawmakers snapped more than a dozen flagpoles... More »

Poignant Cartoon Moves Canada

Bruce MacKinnon of Chronicle Herald praised for work after Ottawa attack

(Newser) - A cartoon that ran in Canada's Chronicle Herald today is the toast of social media, reports Mediaite . The drawing by Bruce MacKinnon depicts Cpt. Nathan Cirillo, who was fatally shot yesterday while guarding the nation's War Memorial. In the cartoon, a soldier from the statue is seen kneeling... More »

NHL Crowd Sings 'O Canada' After Ottawa Attack

Prime minister thanks fans in Pittsburgh for the gesture

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Penguins and their fans offered a nice show of support to Canada last night before a game against Philadelphia. Hours after a gunman attacked the Parliament in Ottawa, fans joined along in the singing of O Canada as the Canadian flag was projected on the ice, reports ABC... More »

Ottawa Shooter Thought 'Devil Was After Him'

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was banned from traveling

(Newser) - The man who stunned Canada with an armed attack on Parliament yesterday was no stranger to Canadian authorities, who had reportedly designated him a high-risk traveler and either seized his passport or refused to issue him a new one. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was the son of a Quebec businessman who... More »

Video Captures Gunfire Inside Canada Parliament

Harper: Canada will not be intimidated

(Newser) - Dramatic footage taken by a Globe and Mail reporter captures an exchange of gunfire inside the seat of Canada's government. More than 30 shots can be heard as authorities inside the Parliament building exchange fire with an attacker now identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau . In an evening address to the... More »

Sergeant-at-Arms Hailed as Hero in Canada Attack

Kevin Vickers shot gunman inside Parliament building

(Newser) - Coordinated terror attack? One gunman or maybe three? Much confusion remains about the assault on Canada's capital today , but one thing clear in the aftermath is that Parliament sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers is being hailed as a hero. The 58-year-old former police officer is credited with shooting the assailant inside... More »

Soldier, 1 Shooter Dead as Canada Locks Down Capital

PM Stephen Harper evacuated; gunfire heard inside Parliament halls

(Newser) - Canada's Parliament Hill, National War Memorial, and a nearby mall came under attack this morning, Ottawa police tell the CBC , and one gunman is dead with another still believed to be at large. "Most of downtown Ottawa is in lockdown," says a police rep, as per the... More »

4 Dead Infants Found in Storage Locker

Winnipeg cops probing gruesome find

(Newser) - Employees who opened what U-Haul says was a "delinquent storage locker" at a Winnipeg facility made a horrifying find: the bodies of four babies in various stages of decomposition. Police are investigating what sources tell the CBC was a "gruesome" scene, like something out of a horror movie.... More »

'Radicalized' Canadian Runs Down 2 Soldiers

Deadly attack may be linked to ISIS

(Newser) - Canada's first ISIS casualty? A man described by authorities as a "radicalized" convert to Islam and possible recruit to the militant group ran down two soldiers in Quebec on Monday, killing one. Martin Couture-Rouleau, 25, who had apparently waited for hours near a strip mall used by service... More »

Woman's Entire Cabin Gets Stolen

She was building it in the Yukon

(Newser) - It's not too often that your house isn't where you left it. But that was the case for Josie-Anne Pilotte, who spent three weeks building a cabin in the Yukon. Earlier this month, Pilotte headed to the building site to transfer the 200-square-foot cabin to her friends' property,... More »

Attempt to Tow Drifting, Fuel-Packed Ship Fails

But Russian cargo ship Simushir now 'very far off the coast' of Canada

(Newser) - A Russian ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel remains adrift despite officials' efforts to grab it with tow lines: All three lines from a Canadian Coast Guard vessel have broken, officials say. As of this morning, the CBC reports, the container ship was some 28 miles off the coast... More »

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