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Canada Makes a 'Globally Significant' Conservation Move

Protected boreal forest will cover 26K square miles in Alberta, Canada

(Newser) - Canada will soon be home to the largest protected boreal, or coniferous, forest on the planet. On Tuesday, the Alberta government announced a plan for the creation of three new provincial parks bordering on Wood Buffalo National Park, as well as the creation of a fourth park to the south.... More »

Bear's Dairy Queen Visit Ends in Charges

Zoo owner says he'll plead guilty to offenses under Alberta's Wildlife Act

(Newser) - The video was a hit with some, but Canada's Discovery Wildlife Park is taking a hit for it. The private zoo has been charged with two offenses under Alberta's Wildlife Act after caretakers allowed a captive Kodiak bear to be hand-fed ice cream in a Dairy Queen drive-thru... More »

Horrifying Find Made Behind Wall of Mall Bathroom

Man's body was found at Calgary mall

(Newser) - Police in Calgary are investigating a horrifying find made when a mall maintenance worker tried to fix a toilet in a women's bathroom that wouldn't flush. "If you were to look at the toilet, there's a panel behind it so that when people move, it would... More »

They Never Heard It Coming. Then the Snowmobile Crashed

Man held liable after he's thrown off snowmobile, which slammed into friend, causing 'horrific' injuries

(Newser) - A fun day snowmobiling in British Columbia left one man with "horrific" injuries and another liable for them after he was thrown off his snowmobile and the vehicle kept going, slamming into one of his companions. InfoTel News reports that Devon Webb, Angelo Passerin, and about eight others were... More »

'Most Wanted Deadbeat Dad' Felled by Cherry Pit Scheme

Joseph Stroup arrested earlier this month in Canada

(Newser) - A tiny cherry pit has led to the capture of America's "most wanted deadbeat" dad after nearly 20 years on the lam. Owing what the US government claims is some $560,000 in child support, Joseph Stroup fled arrest in 1998, at some point arriving in Alberta, Canada.... More »

Sad End to Search for Kim Cattrall's Brother

Chris Cattrall's body found on rural property

(Newser) - Kim Cattrall shared devastating news Sunday, just hours after she pleaded for help finding her missing brother in Canada. "It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall," the Sex and the City star tweeted . "... More »

Kim Cattrall's Latest Instagram Post Is a Distressing One

'Sex and the City' star asks public for help in finding her missing brother, Christopher Cattrall

(Newser) - Kim Cattrall's Instagram is sprinkled with pictures of landscapes and fun times with family, but the Sex and the City star put up a more disturbing post over the weekend asking for help from the public, per TMZ and People . "This is my brother Christopher Cattrall or Chris... More »

A Car Full of People Crashed. Then Things Got Weird

Bizarre kidnapping case unfolded Monday in Alberta, included a BMW with 5 naked people

(Newser) - When authorities responded to a car accident in Alberta, Canada, on Monday, they found a carload of naked people. But that's just one of several strange elements of the story out of Nisku, south of Edmonton. Police say it began around 9:30am Monday when a woman, her 6-week-old... More »

Worker's Death Tied to Sandblasting With Nuts

Rare case has Canadian family calling for reforms

(Newser) - A Canadian man's nut allergy apparently proved fatal after he performed air quality tests at a building where walnut shells were being used to blast paint off the walls. On Oct. 2, Justin Mathews, 33, spent roughly 20 minutes inside an Edmonton fire station where a walnut-based sandblasting product... More »

Women Escape Jail, Get Arrested at Escape Game

2nd escape in 24 hours proved impossible when cops showed up

(Newser) - Two women who escaped from jail in Alberta, Canada, were apparently so confident in their abilities that they headed to an escape room less than 24 hours later. Another escape proved impossible, however, when police officers surprised them within minutes. The scene unfolded Tuesday at SideQuests Adventures in Edmonton, which... 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 »

In Canada Day Speech, Trudeau Forgets Part of ... Canada

'I'm a little embarrassed,' Trudeau admits after omitting Alberta

(Newser) - "British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland, and Labrador." These are the Canadian provinces and territories rattled off by PM Justin Trudeau on Saturday in a speech in honor of Canada Day. And while one... More »

Treatment of Sex Assault Victim by Court Was 'Appalling': Judge

Canadian victim had to ride more than once in van with her attacker

(Newser) - Without anywhere else to go, the homeless woman nestled in next to a heater in the stairwell of an Edmonton apartment building and fell asleep. She awoke to a man holding a knife to her throat. The woman had no idea that the man, Lance Blanchard, was a convicted sexual... More »

She Said 'Yes' to Proposal. Then the Balloon Crashed

No one injured in Edmonton incident

(Newser) - Since she was a child, Christine Peters had dreamed of going on a hot air balloon ride. Her dream finally came true on Saturday, reports ABC News , but if a wedding proposal didn't make the adventure memorable enough, the subsequent crash likely did. Peters had just gotten engaged to... More »

Video Shows Daring Rescue of Horses That Fell Through Ice

Seven of the 10 animals survived

(Newser) - Dozens of firefighters and rescue crew risked their own safety to save 10 horses that fell through the ice Sunday in Canada—and it was all caught on video , CBC reports. After the horses fell through the thinning ice in northern Alberta, rescuers had to use chainsaws to cut a... More »

University Held Ancient Ice. Then the Freezer Broke

About 13% of collection from the Arctic melted in Alberta, Canada

(Newser) - It's about the worst thing imaginable for researchers studying ancient ice collected from the Arctic: a freezer failure. But that's exactly what happened at the University of Alberta in Canada, reports the CBC . School officials say they lost about 13% of their ice core samples—part of the... More »

After 130 Years, a 'Historic Homecoming' in Banff

Welcome back, bison

(Newser) - "It's one of the great days for wildlife conservation in the history of North America," says a conservationist following what Parks Canada officials are calling a "historic homecoming" in Alberta's Banff National Park. Sixteen bison, including 10 pregnant cows, were moved 275 miles from Elk... More »

Her Water Broke En Route to New Life. She Told Nobody

Syrian mom holds off until family's safe arrival in Canada

(Newser) - Ibtesam Alkarnake's water broke while traveling from a refugee camp in Jordan to her new home in Canada. But the Syrian refugee told no one, not even her husband and four children, reports the Edmonton Journal . It was "brute determination on the mom's part to have the... More »

Government Issues a Most Canadian Warning

Beware of moose who lick cars, warns the Alberta government

(Newser) - Oh, Canada! The Alberta government is warning motorists to beware of moose that lick. That is, don't physically try to stop them. The Peter Lougheed Provincial Park west of Calgary has experienced an influx of moose who enjoy sampling the salt caked to the windows and doors of parked... More »

'Lock Her Up' Chant Spreads to Canadian Politics

MP criticized for not halting chant at rally in Alberta

(Newser) - The "lock her up" chant most often associated with Hillary Clinton has gone international. As the CBC reports, right-wing neighbors to the north adopted the phrase during a rally held by the Rebel Media group in Canada on Saturday. Conservative Member of Parliament Chris Alexander was speaking out against... More »

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