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Bird Takes Off With Knife From Crime Scene

Cops had to chase city's 'most notorious crow'

(Newser) - The CBC describes Canuck as "Vancouver's most notorious crow," and it's not hard to see why: After cops in the Canadian city shot and injured a man who confronted them with a knife on Tuesday, a crow believed to be Canuck—because of a distinctive red... More »

Tragically Hip Frontman Has Brain Cancer

Gord Downie is going on tour anyway

(Newser) - Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip is going on tour this summer for what could be the last time. In a statement Tuesday, the band says lead singer and songwriter Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in December. Even so, the 52-year-old father of four—whose wife was... More »

'Morbid' Funeral Home Ad Wants Motorists to 'Text and Drive'

But it isn't quite what it appears

(Newser) - Motorists in Toronto were recently confronted by a huge billboard from Wathan Funeral Home instructing them to "text and drive," Adweek reports. The "provocative in the extreme" billboard understandably sent many angry Toronto residents to the Wathan Funeral website . There they were greeted with this message: “... More »

Massive Recall Covers Food Sold as Long Ago as 2014

It affects consumers across North America

(Newser) - Authorities are warning people to check their freezers—for food bought as far back as 2014. It's one of the largest food recalls in recent memory, affecting well over 400 products from CRF Frozen Foods in Pasco, Wash., sold under more than 40 different brand names in all 50... More »

How Wild Did It Get in Ottawa? Justin Trudeau Elbowed a Woman

It was a bruising day

(Newser) - Justin Trudeau offered "unreserved" apologies Wednesday after jostling lawmakers from both of Canada's main opposition parties during a raucous day in Ottawa. The Liberal prime minister, apparently annoyed by a delay in voting on an assisted-suicide bill, was seen striding across the Parliament floor to grab the arm... More »

Baby Delivered After Mom Killed in Drive-By

Toronto cops say the whole city is outraged

(Newser) - A dangerously premature baby is clinging to life in Toronto after its mother was killed in a drive-by shooting. The child was delivered via emergency C-section after 35-year-old Candice Bobb, who was around five months pregnant, was fatally shot on Sunday night, CTV reports. She was a passenger in a... More »

Canada PM's Wife Sparks Outrage by Saying She Needs 'Help'

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau wants her own 'team'

(Newser) - Political gloves are off in Canada after the prime minister's wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, said she needs "a team" to help her "serve the people," reports MSN.com . In a French-language interview , the 41-year-old described her difficulty answering charity requests from her dining-room table while... More »

Driver Following GPS Ends Up in Lake

Canadian woman takes wrong turn in foggy weather

(Newser) - A Canadian driver got a scary surprise Thursday night when she drove right into Lake Huron while following GPS instructions, the CBC reports. Still unidentified, the woman was navigating foggy weather in Tobermory, Ontario, when she turned down a boat launch and found her car sinking. "How the launch... More »

Pilot Flies Animals Away From Canada Fire, Despite Rules

An uplifting story out of the Fort McMurray devastation

(Newser) - Out of the wildfire devastating Canada's Fort McMurray , a heartwarming story: Keith Mann, a pilot with Suncor Energy, bent the rules in order to help out some of the town's animal residents. Mann has used his plane to help about 6,000 people get from camps north of... More »

Site Helps You Flee Trump, Find Canadian Soulmate

That's right—a dating site for people defecting to Canada if Donald Trump wins the presidency

(Newser) - Looking for true love? Thinking of fleeing to Canada if Donald Trump wins the general election in November? Now you can take care of both in one fell swoop thanks to a site that promises to "make dating great again," Global News reports. Maple Match "makes it... More »

Canadian Officials Seek 'Death Grip' on Wildfire

Turning point seen in Fort McMurray blaze

(Newser) - Officials said Sunday they reached a turning point in fighting an enormous wildfire, hoping to get a "death grip" on the blaze that devastated Canada's oil sands town of Fort McMurray amid cooler temperatures and light rain, the AP reports. Meanwhile, a massive evacuation of residents displaced by... More »

Giant Canadian Wildfire Set to Double in Size

The only thing that can stop Fort McMurray fire is rain

(Newser) - Canadian officials fear a massive wildfire could double in size by the end of Saturday as they continue to evacuate residents of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray from work camps north of Alberta's oil sands city. Thousands more displaced residents will get a sobering drive-by view of their burned out city... More »

Huge Convoy of Evacuees Moves South as Canada Wildfire Grows

As officials hope for rain

(Newser) - A massive convoy was underway Friday to move evacuees stranded at oil field camps north of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta, to areas south of the Canadian oil sands capital, reports AP . Police and military are overseeing the procession of an estimated 1,500 vehicles. Meanwhile, a mass airlift of evacuees... More »

Canada Wildfire Torches 1.6K Homes

Fort McMurray residents describe apocalyptic scenes

(Newser) - Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee. Whole neighborhoods have burned, but an Alberta Emergency... More »

Entire Canadian City Evacuated as Wildfire Spreads

Fire has overrun Fort McMurray, chief says

(Newser) - The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate from a wildfire that officials say destroyed whole neighborhoods. More than 80,000 residents were ordered to flee as flames continued to make their way into the city Tuesday, the AP reports.... More »

After Slew of Suspicious Fires, a Firefighter Is Arrested

Lawson Michael Schalm is blamed for at least 18 fires in Alberta town

(Newser) - After more than 20 suspicious fires in the space of a few weeks, it didn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure out that an arsonist was at work in the small town of Mayerthorpe, Alberta—but the real shock was the suspect's identity. On Saturday, volunteer firefighter Lawson Michael... More »

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 »

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