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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 »

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 »

Canadian City May Build 'Freezeway' for Skating Commuters

Edmonton student proposes an alternative way to get around

(Newser) - Edmonton, Alberta averages below-freezing temperatures from October to April—and some locals have decided it's time to make winter work for them, the BBC reports. City officials have latched onto an idea by a landscape architecture student, who himself was inspired by a city councilperson's joke decades ago:... More »

9 Dead in Canada Killing Spree

Police think man killed 6 adults, 2 kids, and himself

(Newser) - A killing spree in Canada has left nine people dead at three separate locations in or near Edmonton, reports the CBC . Authorities think one man killed six adults and two children in a domestic dispute before committing suicide. Edmonton police found the first victim, a middle-aged woman, inside a home... More »

Teen Allowed on Plane After Pipe Bomb Confiscated

Skylar Murphy pleads guilty, gets year's probation

(Newser) - A pipe bomb in his carry-on bag wasn't enough to get Skylar Murphy, 18, kicked off his international flight from Canada's Edmonton International Airport. Officers discovered the bomb, as well as black powder, in Murphy's bag in September; though they took the items, they still let him... More »

3 Dead in Canada University Shooting

Armed robbery attempt leaves armored vehicle employees dead

(Newser) - A university shooting in Canada overnight left three people dead, Global Edmonton reports. Police were called to the HUB Mall on the University of Alberta campus just after midnight today after the armed robbery attempt, the Edmonton Journal adds. The victims are believed to be two male employees and one... More »

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