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6 Girls Commit Suicide in Canadian Province

A crisis of 'despair and hopelessness' for girls in Indigenous communities

(Newser) - "Our little girls are dying," Kimberly Jonathan, vice-chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, tells the CBC . On Sunday, a 13-year-old girl killed herself in an Indigenous community in northern Canada, the Canadian Press reports. She was the sixth Indigenous girl to commit suicide in the province... More »

Guy Gives 'Panhandler' $3, Gets Fined $175

Homeless guy was actually an undercover cop

(Newser) - A Canadian man has learned the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished—in fact, it sometimes comes with a $175 price tag. Dane Rusk was driving in Regina, Saskatchewan, when he "saw this homeless guy holding a sign" near a stop sign, per CTV News . He grabbed... More »

Man Covers Car in Signatures —Even Under the Hood

Jeff Janzen says his late son would have loved it

(Newser) - Shawn Janzen was an artist—which is exactly why he'd love what his dad has done to his old beater car. For the last nine months, Jeff Janzen has been adding signatures to the 1994 Ford Crown Victoria, which he purchased in 2010. It's now decorated with more... More »

School Shooting the Latest Tragedy to Haunt Tiny Canada Town

La Loche riddled with drugs, unemployment, suicide rate three times the national average

(Newser) - An unidentified 17-year-old Canadian boy now stands charged in the murders of four people —including two teenage brothers—in a school shooting Friday that was only the latest tragedy to shake the remote Saskatchewan town of La Loche, a "bleak" and tiny aboriginal town of less than 3,... More »

Mayor: Canada School Shooter Killed Brothers First

Teacher killed at Saskatchewan school was mayor's daughter

(Newser) - The gunman who opened fire at a high school in La Loche, Saskatchewan yesterday killed his two brothers first, according to the remote town's acting mayor, who lost his own daughter in the shooting. "He shot two of his brothers at his home and made his way to... More »

4 Reported Dead in Canada School Shooting

The suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Four people are dead and others critically injured following a school shooting Friday in Saskatchewan, Canada, NBC News reports. (The initial death has been reduced from five.) Word on the victims comes from Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, who called the situation "every parent's worst nightmare."... More »

Town Rethinking 'Land of Rape and Honey' Slogan

The 'rape' refers to rapeseed, a crop in Canada's Tisdale ... but still

(Newser) - Scroll down to questions 6 and 7 on the town of Tisdale's survey , and you'll realize this isn't just any ho-hum community-rebranding effort. After asking for the participant's basic stats (age, gender, etc.) and general thoughts on one's impression of the rural Saskatchewan town,... More »

9-Year-Old Bus Thief Hits Another Bus

Nobody injured by Saskatoon joyrider

(Newser) - A Canadian who made off with an empty bus and smashed into another bus and a parked vehicle won't be facing any criminal charges—because nobody was injured in the joyride, and because he's just 9 years old. A witness in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, tells the Canadian Press that... More »

Canada to Caribbean Island: Sorry, We Won't Annex You

'Saskatchewarm' off the table, for now

(Newser) - Canadians who want to get away from brutal winters are still going to have to leave the country. After a meeting that Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing described as a "courtship," a Canadian government spokesman quashed talk that Canada would annex the nation as an 11th province,... More »

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