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Rescue by US, Canadian Coast Guards Was, in a Word, Crazy

31 rescued from Nova Scotia fishing vessel amid dark, stormy seas

(Newser) - US and Canadian coast guard officials managed an impressive 12-hour rescue of all 31 crew members from a disabled fishing vessel off Nova Scotia over Tuesday and Wednesday, wrapping up shortly before the vessel sank. The 143-foot Atlantic Destiny was 130 miles from Nova Scotia's southwest coast when it...

Long-Lived Great White Given a Fitting Name

'Queen of the Ocean' is tagged and released off Nova Scotia

(Newser) - We may be losing our link to one great white shark, but we have another, much larger one to fascinate us in Katherine's place. Off the east coast of Canada, OCEARCH, the nonprofit that tracks marine life, has just tagged a female great white measuring just over 17 feet...

Farmer's Killing Was 'Incomprehensible'—Until Now
Farmer's Killing Was
'Incomprehensible'—Until Now
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Farmer's Killing Was 'Incomprehensible'—Until Now

Elmer Yuill was murdered on his farm back in 1991. Now, a suspect emerges

(Newser) - Elmer Yuill's killing made no sense at all. The gentle farmer liked doting on his younger sisters and kept his barnyard so clean that drivers pulled over for photos. Yet early one morning in 1991, the 77-year-old was found dead, two bullets in the back—execution style—on that...

Canada Mass Shooter Killed 13 by Gun, 9 by Fire

The latest details on Nova Scotia tragedy

(Newser) - A gunman who killed 22 people in Nova Scotia this month obtained a replica police car at an auction and outfitted it with a light bar and decals that made it look almost identical to a genuine Royal Canadian Mounted Police vehicle before using it to go on a rampage,...

An Argument Launched Canada's Deadliest Mass Shooting

Gunman attacked his girlfriend first, but she survived

(Newser) - Canada’s worst mass shooting erupted from an argument between the gunman and his girlfriend, who survived the attack, a police official said. The official confirmed to the AP late Thursday that the weekend shooting rampage in Nova Scotia stemmed from a domestic dispute involving the couple. The official, who...

As Nova Scotia Death Toll Rises, a Big Criticism

No emergency alerts were sent out during 12-hour rampage

(Newser) - The death toll in Canada's deadliest mass shooting has hit 22. That does not include the shooter, who went on a rampage spanning 16 crime scenes across five Nova Scotia communities from Saturday night until almost noon Sunday. The gunman also set fires that damaged or destroyed more than...

Nova Scotia Gunman Was Obsessed With Police
Toll Rises to 19 in Canada's
Deadliest Mass Shooting
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Toll Rises to 19 in Canada's Deadliest Mass Shooting

Gunman was obsessed with police

(Newser) - The motive in the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history is still unclear, but investigators say a lot of planning apparently went into the rampage: Gunman Gabriel Wortman disguised himself as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and drove what appeared to be an RCMP cruiser. Associates say the 51-year-old...

16 Dead in Canada's Deadliest Shooting Rampage

Gunman is also dead in Nova Scotia mass shooting

(Newser) - The death toll in Sunday's Nova Scotia shooting rampage has gone up to 17, including the gunman, the CBC and Global News report. That makes it the deadliest mass shooting in Canada's history, the AP reports. A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer is among the dead; Constable Heidi...

Canadian Shooting Claims 'Multiple Victims'
At Least 10 Are Dead in
Canadian Mass Shooting
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At Least 10 Are Dead in Canadian Mass Shooting

The suspect was arrested and later pronounced dead

(Newser) - A 51-year-old man went on a shooting rampage and killed at least 10 people in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Sunday, officials said. The suspect was arrested at a gas station and police later announced that he had died, the AP reports. The man was identified by police...

A Refugee Mother's Anguish After Fire: 'All 7 Are Dead?'

Ibrahim and Kawthar Barho lost all of their children in house fire; Ibrahim Barho is clinging to life

(Newser) - Friends say a family in Canada was set to move next week from the home they rented and head back to the district in Nova Scotia where they'd first landed as refugees from war-torn Raqqa, Syria, in 2017. Now the family of nine has been tragically reduced to two...

Kid's Query on Missing Pet: 'Why Did You Mail My Cat?'

No worries, Baloo is back home safe after accidentally being shipped to Montreal in a box

(Newser) - For four days, Baloo was missing from her family's Nova Scotia home. The feline is now back, but not before she took a 1,500-mile round trip, half of it in a box. Jacqueline Lake tells the CBC that when her family's tabby cat first vanished, she suspected...

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...

She Thought of Him 'Like a Son.' Then She Won a $900K Jackpot

Nova Scotia woman says she never agreed to split winnings with nephew; he says she did

(Newser) - It appeared to be a joyous photo op: a 57-year-old Nova Scotia woman and her 19-year-old nephew holding up a check for $1.2 million Canadian ($900,000) they'd won in a fundraising event that helped fire departments around Margaree Forks. But per the CBC , the presser Thursday went...

Girl, 9, Who Can't Walk or Talk Saves Brother From Drowning

She screamed, pointed toward pool

(Newser) - When Lexie Comeau-Drisdelle's mother heard the 9-year-old girl screaming at the top of her voice, she thought her daughter had fallen out of her wheelchair and was alerting her the only way she could. Lexie has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk or talk. But the Nova Scotia...

Undercover Cop's Online Demo Leads to Arrest

Nova Scotia officer posing as young teen girl is bombarded with graphic images, texts

(Newser) - The arrest of a St. Louis-area man charged with eight counts of sexual misconduct involving a child younger than 15 has its roots in Nova Scotia, where an undercover officer was performing a simple demonstration. The officer, who is a member of the provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit, was...

Canadian Island to Americans: Flee Trump, Come Here!

'Muslim people can roam freely,' website states

(Newser) - In a common election-year lament , more than a few people on Twitter have suggested they’ll move to Canada if Donald Trump becomes the next US president. Rob Calabrese has the perfect location in mind. On Monday, the Nova Scotia radio DJ set up a tongue-in-cheek website titled Cape Breton...

Air Canada Plane Killed Airport's Power

'Hard landing' hit power line just a few hundred feet away

(Newser) - An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator says. The Airbus 320 landed 1,100 feet short of the runway during an early Sunday morning snowstorm. It crashed...

Woman Hops Airport Fence to Halt Takeoff

She thought her partner was on plane: police

(Newser) - Apparently thinking her partner was flying off, a woman climbed over a Canadian airport's barbed-wire fence to stop a plane from departing, police say. Turns out her partner wasn't flying at all, according to police; for her part, the woman was "apprehended very quickly," says an...

2 Teens Charged in Case of Girl Who Hanged Herself

Rehtaeh Parsons committed suicide after photo of alleged assault was circulated

(Newser) - It took nearly two years, but charges have been filed in Canada in the high-profile case of a teenage girl who hanged herself after an alleged sexual assault and subsequent cyberbullying. Police in Nova Scotia arrested two 18-year-old males on child pornography charges, reports CNN . The family of Rehtaeh Parsons...

Teen Rape Victim Killed Herself Over Bullying: Parents

Nova Scotia justice minister calls for case review

(Newser) - A 17-year-old Nova Scotia rape victim killed herself because she was relentlessly bullied about it, her parents say. "She would not be gone today if that didn’t happen—not just the rape," her mother tells the Globe and Mail . "What made it so much worse is...

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