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Voters in Canada Decide Justin Trudeau's Fate

Prime minister in danger of losing bid for reelection

(Newser) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced the threat of being knocked from power after one term as the nation held parliamentary elections on Monday, per the AP . The 47-year-old Trudeau channeled the star power of his father, the liberal icon and late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, when he won in... More »

Obama Gives Trudeau Unprecedented Endorsement

The 'world needs his progressive leadership now'

(Newser) - Barack Obama is urging Canadians to re-elect Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, an apparently unprecedented endorsement of a candidate in a Canadian election by a former American president. Obama tweeted Wednesday that he was proud to work with Trudeau and described him as a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big... More »

UK Family 'Traumatized' After Arrest at US-Canada Border

Family of 5 detained in Pa. says they've been living a nightmare since accidentally crossing into America

(Newser) - A family vacation in Canada for a UK couple and their three kids has turned into a nightmare, leaving them locked up in a Pennsylvania detention center. The Washington Post reports on the plight of David and Eileen Connors, who say they were driving near the US border close to... More »

Lawsuit: Fortnite Designed to Be as Addictive as Cocaine

Could become class-action suit in Canada

(Newser) - The maker of the wildly popular video game Fortnite is facing a new lawsuit that has nothing to do with dance moves . Addiction to the third-person shooter game "has real consequences on the lives of players, many of whom … do not eat, do not shower, and no longer... More »

Man Complains About Amber Alert, Gets Arrested

Canadian man complained he had been trying to rest

(Newser) - When police in Ontario, Canada, put out an Amber Alert for five missing children, a man called 911 within minutes—to complain about the alert. Police say 70-year-old Hamilton resident Doug Bagshaw was arrested and charged with mischief because he called 911 when there was no emergency, trying to "... More »

Plight of Hungry Bears Prompts Unusual Move

First Nation group in Canada brings salmon to feed starving grizzlies

(Newser) - Visitors flock to Knight Inlet, north of Vancouver, British Columbia, in hope of spotting a grizzly bear. On a recent visit, tour operator and photographer Rolf Hicker actually saw three, but it was no cause for celebration. "Advertising still shows the happy bears feasting on salmon, well, sorry to... More »

Roadside Killers Had Weirdest Escape Plan

The RCMP reveals how they tracked down Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod

(Newser) - Sad, but true: Two triple homicide suspects in Canada believed they could escape by hijacking a boat to Africa, the National Post reports. On Friday, the RCMP revealed how they identified Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod as roadside killers and tracked them down in the swampy terrain of northern Manitoba.... More »

Toronto Van Attack Suspect: 'I Accomplished My Mission'

He said he was in contact with Elliot Rodger

(Newser) - A newly released video shows a man who allegedly used a van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto telling police that he's part of an online group of sexually frustrated men who plot attacks against people who have sex. Alek Minassian, 26, is accused of driving a rental van... More »

Shark Tank Star's Wife Faces Charges in Fatal Boat Crash

Linda O'Leary could get up to 18 months in prison

(Newser) - The wife of Shark Tank star Kevin O'Leary could be facing prison time for her role in a crash that killed two boaters last month in Ontario, Canada. Authorities say that after a "thorough investigation" of the Aug. 24 incident, Linda O'Leary, 56, has been charged with... More »

Canadian Lottery Winner Dies Mysteriously in Ethiopia

He returned to homeland after winning US $8M

(Newser) - In 2017, soon after he was laid off from his job at a manufacturing plant in Toronto, Michael Gebru won a Canadian $10 million lottery jackpot—around $8 million US—after initially thinking he had won just $14. He was dead less than two years later. Relatives tell the CBC... More »

Trudeau Changes the Subject, Announces Assault Rifle Ban

Blackface revelations have dominated reelection campaign

(Newser) - Returning to other campaign issues after dealing with the response to revelations that he had worn blackface years ago, Justin Trudeau said Friday that he would support a ban on military-style assault rifles. The plan would cover the AR-15 and start a buyback program for legally purchased assault rifles, Fox... More »

Justin Trudeau's Racism Scandal Just Got Worse

Video emerges of a 3rd instance of the Canadian prime minister darkening his skin

(Newser) - Justin Trudeau's trouble is only getting worse. Canada's Global News is out with video showing the prime minister in blackface—the third example to emerge in the last day of Trudeau darkening his skin as part of a costume. Trudeau apologized Wednesday when the first two old images... More »

Trudeau 'Really Sorry' About Old Party Photo

Picture emerges of Canada's prime minister in brownface

(Newser) - Nearly 20 years ago, Justin Trudeau wore brownface at a party—and now it's back to haunt him. In the midst of a reelection campaign, Canada's prime minister responded to a photo in Time of him wearing brownface at a 2001 party. Trudeau said he wore the costume... More »

Kid With a GoPro Solves a 1992 Cold Case

Missing Canadian woman was in submerged vehicle in a lake

(Newser) - The family of a Canadian woman who disappeared in 1992 finally know what happened to their loved one, thanks to 13-year-old Max Werenka and his GoPro camera. Max, whose family owns cabins on Griffin Lake near Revelstoke, BC, spotted what appeared to be a submerged vehicle around 15 feet below... More »

Dorian Turns Wrath on Canada

Storm brings 80mph winds to country's eastern coast

(Newser) - The storm that has already walloped the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, and North Carolina is now bringing hurricane-force winds to far-eastern Canada, reports the AP . Dorian has knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people, toppled a huge construction crane, and ripped roofs off apartments in the city of Halifax.... More »

Eerie Wreck Looks Like the Crew Left Yesterday

Parks Canada dives into the HMS Terror

(Newser) - Turns out a haunting remnant of seafaring hasn't changed that much since 1845. A remote-controlled vehicle sent to investigate the sunken HMS Terror —which carried 133 men to their doom in the Arctic—found neatly organized desks and beds, glasses and plates on shelves, and scientific instruments in... More »

Former Amazing Race Canada Contestant Dead in Fall

Kenneth McAlpine died on Mount Gimli on his 28th birthday

(Newser) - Former Amazing Race Canada contestant Kenneth McAlpine set out to scale a massive rock formation on his 28th birthday. He ended up dying in a fall in the mountains he loved. The Ontario native is believed to have been hiking alone on the last section of trail leading to the... More »

Couple Missing for Weeks Found in Fatal Car Wreck

Canada's James Evans and Easha Rayel crashed into a ditch a few miles from home

(Newser) - James Evans and Easha Rayel disappeared without a trace on August 9, and police in Canada had received tips that they were seen as far as 300 miles from the Canadian couple's Vancouver Island home. The sightings were wrong. The bodies of Evans, 23, and Rayal, 36, were found... More »

Canadian Caught With CBD Oil Faces Lifetime Ban From US

She tried to bring medicinal oil from Canada to a state with legal marijuana

(Newser) - A young Canadian woman thought that since marijuana is legal throughout Canada and in Washington state, it would be OK to bring the non-psychoactive CBD oil she uses for medical purposes from one to the other. She was very wrong. The woman, who uses the cannabis-derived product to treat the... More »

Grizzly Came as He Slept, Took Him Away

Julien Gauthier was collecting nature sounds for a music project in Canada

(Newser) - A highly rare unprovoked grizzly bear attack took the life of a 44-year-old French man in Canada's Northwest Territories last week. The BBC reports Julien Gauthier was asleep in his tent early Thursday when a grizzly bear came upon him and dragged him away. His body was found the... More »

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