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Calgary Residents on 2026 Olympics: That's a Hard No

Vote was nonbinding, but it looks like city's bid will be nixed

(Newser) - "Does Calgary really want the Winter Olympics? Does anyone?" That's the question posed by the New York Times on Monday, and it looks like the first question has just been answered. The AP reports that, in a nonbinding referendum held Tuesday, 56% of voters (more than 170,000... More »

Alex Trebek Says He Knows How Trudeau Escapes Meetings

'He has a buzzer under his shirt'

(Newser) - There's more than a Superman costume hidden beneath Justin Trudeau's suit, according to fellow Canadian Alex Trebek. "He has a buzzer under his shirt that he can use to signal his assistants when it’s time to come and get him," the Jeopardy host told Vulture... More »

They Told Him to Lie in the Water. They Used Him as a Bridge

High school, police investigating incident involving Nova Scotia boy with cerebral palsy

(Newser) - Canadian police are investigating after a boy with cerebral palsy was forced to lie down in a stream so students could walk over him. A Facebook video viewed 300,000 times shows 14-year-old Brett Corbett acting as a human bridge across the waterway outside Nova Scotia's Glace Bay High... More »

Trudeau: Canada Has Heard Tape of Khashoggi Murder

Prime minister is first Western leader to acknowledge his country heard tapes of killing

(Newser) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday became the first Western leader to acknowledge his country had heard recordings of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. "Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share," Trudeau said from Paris, where he was attending the... More »

2 New Crises Emerge in Canada's Pot Plan

Officials fret over kids and edibles as the nation's legal weed supply runs out

(Newser) - Canada seems to enjoy getting high, but officials there have a new worry: children and edible pot. Edibles aren't legal in Canada yet—that won't happen until at least 2019—but more young people are being hospitalized for marijuana poisoning as officials grasp the appeal of cannabis-infused gummy... More »

Canadian Law Forces Woman to End Her Life Early

Audrey Parker advocated for a change in the law before her Nov. 1 death

(Newser) - Audrey Parker used Canada's medically assisted death law to legally end her life—but a provision in that law forced her to do so months earlier than she wanted to. The Guardian looks at the 57-year-old's case and the debate it has generated: Parker's stage 4 breast... More »

Trudeau: Hitler Tested Us. Canada 'Failed Miserably'

PM apologizes for Canada's 1939 decision to turn away German Jews

(Newser) - In June 1939, more than 900 German Jews fleeing persecution by the Nazis were forced to return to Europe, including 254 who'd later die in concentration camps. Traveling aboard the MS St. Louis, they'd been turned away by the US and Cuba before a group of Canadians urged... More »

3 Weeks In, Canada Has a Legal Pot Problem

There isn't enough of it

(Newser) - A marijuana retailer in Newfoundland is summing up the sentiment three weeks after recreational cannabis became legal across Canada. "We need more weed!" Trevor Tobin tells the New York Times , adding suppliers don't have enough plants or packaging equipment to meet soaring demand. It's a problem... More »

Canadian Mayor: US Is Turning Away Pot-Smokers at Border

Saskatchewan mayor describes a 'couple of cases,' fears there will be more

(Newser) - And it's happening. Less than two weeks after the legalization of recreational marijuana across Canada brought news that US border officials would bar pot-smoking Canucks from heading south, the first Canadians have been turned away, reports the CBC . "It is a fairly serious concern," says Mayor Roy... More »

He Thought His Mom Was Dead. Then Came Dad's Arrest

Emotional reunion follows alleged abduction in 1987

(Newser) - A Canadian woman is encouraging "other families with missing children and loved ones not to ever, ever give up hope" after being reunited with the son she chased for 31 years. "The words, 'Your son is alive. We found him'—that is breathtaking," Lyneth Mann-Lewis... More »

Cops: Psychic's Big Scam Involved a Guy's House

Samantha Stevenson allegedly convinced a client to sell his house

(Newser) - Toronto police are dusting off a witchcraft-related law just in time for Halloween. After a year-long investigation, York Regional Police have charged fortune teller Samantha Stevenson, also known as Evanna Lopez, with fraud, possession of property obtained by crime, and pretending to practice witchcraft, reports the Toronto Star . The latter... More »

School Gets Email Seeking $9M—and Sends It

Phishing scheme fools MacEwan University in Canada

(Newser) - How do you get millions from a Canadian university? Just ask, apparently. A fraudster emailed MacEwan University in 2017 seeking roughly $9 million (USD) and the school sent it right off, the Toronto Star reports. To be fair, the Edmonton school was busy constructing a $137 million building featuring dance... More »

Girl, 9, Wisely Exploits Canada's New Pot Law

'Girl guide' Elina Childs sets up near marijuana shop and sells out of her cookies in 45 minutes

(Newser) - Canada is still getting the hang of this legal marijuana thing , and one 9-year-old girl seems to be ahead of the curve. Elina Childs, who belongs to the Canadian version of the Girl Scouts, called Girl Guides, set up her wagon outside an Edmonton pot store and unloaded all 30... More »

'An Hour Into Legality,' an Illegal Toke in Canada

They received $515 ticket for using cannabis in vehicle

(Newser) - The first Canadian to buy legal cannabis for recreational use plans to have his purchase framed. It's not clear whether the first person to be ticketed for consuming cannabis in a vehicle under the new law will do the same. Police in Winnipeg, Manitoba, tweeted a picture of the... More »

Canadian Pot Industry Eyes Rest of the World

'We're not known as wild and crazy'

(Newser) - Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada's biggest marijuana companies, but he isn't sticking around to savor the country's historic pot legalization . He's off to Germany on Friday and Australia next week—a sign of what a leader Canada has become in the... More »

Marijuana Became Fully Legal in Canada at Midnight

'Prohibition has ended right now. We just made history'

(Newser) - A dream came true at midnight for Newfoundland man Ian Power: He became the first person to legally buy marijuana in Canada for recreational use. Power was the first in line at a new store in the country's easternmost province—and earliest time zone—when recreational marijuana officially became... More »

Guy Cleans Out His Wardrobe, Finds He's $1.32M Richer

Gregorio De Santis says his heart nearly stopped when he realized its value

(Newser) - A Montreal man has his sister to thank for his sudden windfall—the equivalent of $1.32 million, the CBC reports. Urged by his sister to finally clean out his wardrobe, Gregorio De Santis found a Lotto 6/49 ticket dated Dec. 6, 2017 in an old jacket and took it... More »

Man Stuck in Airport Since March Is Arrested

Hassan Al Kontar of Syria was trying for seven months to find a country to issue him a visa

(Newser) - A Syrian man who found himself stuck in an airport for months after overstaying his Malaysian visa and subsequently refusing to return to his war-torn home country has been arrested. Per CBC , Hassan Al Kontar spent the last seven months living in the Kuala Lumpur airport and documenting on Twitter... More »

Suu Kyi Is First to Have Canadian Honor Revoked

Myanmar leader loses honorary citizenship

(Newser) - Canada's Parliament formally stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship on Tuesday for complicity in the atrocities committed against Myanmar's Rohingya people. The Senate voted unanimously to strip Suu Kyi, Myanmar's civilian leader, of the symbolic honor bestowed on her in 2007. The upper... More »

Trump: New NAFTA Name Has a 'Good Ring to It'

It's U-S-M-C-A

(Newser) - America's free trade pact with Mexico and Canada may be alive, but the same can't be said for the NAFTA moniker. Once the new deal was arrived at Sunday night its new name was announced : the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. President Trump weighed in on the name... More »

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