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Man Drives Hundreds of Miles for KFC, and Love

Fried chicken is an anniversary tradition

(Newser) - Mike Hovak wanted to get married at an annual talent show held in Kugluktuk, Canada. "I figured we'd win first place," he tells the CBC , and the whole community would be in attendance. His bride-to-be shot down the talent show idea, but Angela Hovak let Mike choose... More »

W-18: The New Street Drug With Crazy Potency

Canada seizes enough for hundreds of millions of pills

(Newser) - Get ready to hear much more about a powerful new street drug called W-18. Police in Edmonton, Canada, this week announced a huge seizure of it made in December—4 kilograms, or enough for hundreds of millions of pills, reports the Globe and Mail . The drug is a synthetic opiate... More »

High School Basketball Star Is Probably a 30-Year-Old Man

Sudanese immigrant always seemed much bigger than other boys on his team

(Newser) - No one disputed Jonathon Nicola was a big kid: The 11th-grader at Catholic Central High School in Windsor, Canada, stood 6 feet 9 inches, weighed 202 pounds, and wore a size 16 shoe, the Windsor Star reports. And no one initially disputed the Sudanese immigrant's age of 17—until... More »

Canada: We're Legalizing Pot

Government will introduce bill this time next year

(Newser) - The Canadian government says the timing was just a coincidence, but they certainly made this year's 4/20 a day to remember for the country's pot smokers: Health Minister Jane Philpott announced in a speech to the United Nations that the government will introduce a recreational pot legalization bill... More »

She Helped Get Him Out of Gitmo; Now She's Marrying Him

'Child soldier' Omar Khadr engaged to human rights activist Muna Abougoush

(Newser) - As Omar Khadr fought for years to be released from Guantanamo Bay, he always had Canadian human rights activist Muna Abougoush in his corner. Abougoush helped put together the Free Omar Khadr website and even visited him when he was eventually moved to a Canadian prison, notes the Guardian . Now... More »

Canada's Assisted Suicide Law Won't Cover Americans

No 'suicide tourism'

(Newser) - Canada's new assisted suicide law will apply only to Canadians and permanent residents, meaning Americans won't be able to travel to Canada to die. A senior government official tells the AP that visitors will be excluded under the new law to be announced Thursday, precluding the prospect of... More »

Canada Is Seeing Lots of UFOs These Days

Quebec resident reported seeing tiny 'humanoids'

(Newser) - Perhaps aliens have taken a liking to the Great White North. The annual Canadian UFO Survey by Winnipeg-based Ufology Research shows "the second highest level of sightings that we've recorded since we started doing the survey back in the 1980s," with 1,267 across Canada in 2015,... More »

Indigenous Emergency: 11 Suicide Attempts in One Day

Ontario's Attawapiskat First Nation declares state of emergency, pleads for help

(Newser) - A "suicide epidemic" that started last fall in a northern Ontario community—with 11 suicide attempts this past Saturday alone, per the CBC —has led the Attawapiskat First Nation to declare a state of emergency, per the National Post . The remote enclave of 2,000 people has reportedly... More »

After 5 Teens Drown in Rivers, a Quest for Answers

Ontario investigates deaths of 'First Nations' youths

(Newser) - It took years of pressure by indigenous groups, but an inquest is underway in Canada into the deaths of five First Nations teens who drowned in two rivers in Thunder Bay, Ontario. As the CBC reports in a lengthy look at the issue, the five male teens were between 15... More »

Huge Discovery About Vikings Just Came From Space

They may have made it further into America than we ever knew

(Newser) - A "high-tech Indiana Jones" may have just done what no one else has been able to for 55 years: find a second Viking settlement in North America, the Washington Post reports. "Typically in archaeology, you only ever get to write a footnote in the history books, but what... More »

Mom Bills Son $1K for Being an 'A--hole'

Her son calls it a 'very effective parenting technique'

(Newser) - A Reddit user living in Toronto better be kissing up to his momma for quite a while: The 23-year-old student, who goes by Chalipo on Reddit, recently got into an argument with his mom about how much it had cost her to support him over the last 13 months, reports... More »

Jian Ghomeshi Not Guilty of Sexual Assault

Ontario judge says 3 complainants were 'less than ... forthcoming'

(Newser) - Ex-CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi on Thursday wrapped up the first of two sexual-assault trials he faces, and the verdict came back not guilty, the Globe and Mail reports. An Ontario judge issued the ruling, clearing Ghomeshi of four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking... More »

Cops: Man Hijacks Bus for Tim Hortons Coffee Run

Toronto man allegedly held knife to driver, made him run red lights

(Newser) - In what may be the most Canadian of crimes this week, a 31-year-old man allegedly hijacked a Toronto Transit Commission bus and forced the driver at knifepoint to take him to … a Tim Hortons coffee shop, the CBC reports. A local police constable says the man got onto the... More »

Cops: Fleeing Thief Tries to Ride Ice Floe to Freedom

She also allegedly started a fire on her ice raft

(Newser) - File this under "only in Canada." A suspected thief had the Royal Canadian Mounted Police hot on her heels when she allegedly used an ice floe as a getaway vehicle Sunday in British Columbia, the CBC reports. Police say 25-year-old Philicity Lafrenier drove a stolen pickup truck to... More »

Honey Nut Cheerios Bee Disappears

It's for a good cause: to bring awareness to declining bee population

(Newser) - He's known for tempting our tummies with the taste of nuts and honey, but it looks like Buzz the bee (or, at least, the northern version of him) will be taking a temporary hiatus. The General Mills mascot used in promotions for Honey Nut Cheerios will be taken off... More »

Sex Study Reveals Just How Normal Our Fetishes Are

Some behaviors defined as abnormal are relatively common

(Newser) - A new study published in the Journal of Sex Research shows that our unusual turn-ons, fetishes, and sexual proclivities might not be so unusual after all. Researchers set out to see how abnormal the eight abnormal sexual interests—fetishism, exhibitionism, voyeurism, frotteurism, masochism, sadism, transvestism, and pedophilia—laid out by... More »

Press Swoons for Obama-Trudeau 'Bromance'

First Canadian state visit in 19 years goes swimmingly

(Newser) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's state visit to Washington went so smoothly that social media and even the press seem agreed that a "bromance" has bloomed. In the first such visit since Jean Chretien dined with Bill Clinton at the White House in 1997, Trudeau and President Obama... More »

Canada Has Just 77 Ounces of Gold—or Less

Canadian government sells off reserves

(Newser) - The US holds about 8,133 metric tons of gold. That's 8,133 more than Canada, according to newly released data . The Canadian government sold off 21,851 ounces of gold in February, leaving it with just 77 ounces at most, reports Bloomberg . Those 77 ounces are worth about... More »

Canada Beats America at Its Own Game, Combines Cheetos and Taco Bell

'I'm moving to Canada'

(Newser) - Something orange and insulting to Mexican culture is sending Americans scurrying for the Canadian border: Taco Bell's Cheetos Crunchwrap Slider. (What did you think we were talking about?) That's right, Taco Bell is now stuffing its popular crunchwraps with jalapeño-flavored Cheetos for what Mashable calls "the... More »

Plumbers Find Lost Gold During Bathroom Remodel

'We were pumped when we found it, of course'

(Newser) - Plumbers haven't found this much gold since the last time King Koopa kidnapped Princess Toadstool. But this is no Mario Bros. plot: Alif Babul and his apprentice of two days, Dean Materi, were tearing apart a residential bathroom in Calgary last month when Materi made an unusual discovery, the... More »

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