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Police Release Sketch After Highway Killings in Canada

Person of interest spoke to Lucas Fowler on July 14

(Newser) - Canadian authorities have released a sketch of a person believed to be among the last to encounter Chynna Deese and Lucas Fowler alive. The US woman and her Australian boyfriend had embarked on a three-week road trip before they were found shot to death on the side of a northern... More »

Third Body Found Not Far From Murdered Couple

Australian homicide detectives are traveling to Canada to learn more

(Newser) - Australian officials are sending two detectives to Canada to help unravel the killing of a young couple found dead by a remote highway, the Guardian reports. Chynna Deese, 24, and her boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, 23, were found Monday in British Columbia and identified three days later, suggesting a violent death.... More »

US Woman, Boyfriend Found by Canadian Highway

Chynna Deese and Lucas Fowler lost their lives

(Newser) - A double-murder in Canada has police scouring a remote area and reporters floating theories from random violence to a possible serial killer, the Charlotte Observer reports. Chynna Deese, a 24-year-old American, was visiting her boyfriend Lucas Fowler, 23, in British Columbia when their remains were found Monday on a desolate... More »

Special Effects Chief Killed on Titans Set

Warren Appleby was hit with debris from car

(Newser) - A special effects "wizard" is dead following an accident on the set of DC Universe's Titans. Warren Appleby, the special effects coordinator for the show, was hit by metal debris that broke off from a car without warning at a special effects facility in Toronto on Thursday, reports... More »

46 Hospitalized After Hotel Gas Leak

15 in critical condition after Winnipeg incident

(Newser) - Nearly four dozen people were taken to a hospital, at least 15 of them in critical condition, after carbon monoxide leaked inside a hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Tuesday, but no fatalities are expected, officials say. John Lane, chief of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, says emergency crews were called... More »

McLaren Driver Has Car Impounded After 10 Minutes

He was going 100mph in a 55mph zone

(Newser) - A Canadian man got to enjoy his brand new $240,000 supercar for a whole 10 minutes before it was confiscated by police. Police in West Vancouver say the 2019 McLaren 600LT was recorded going 100mph in a 55mph zone on June 17, CTV reports. After the driver was pulled... More »

Fertility Doctor's Harm 'Will Span Generations'

Canada's Bernard Norman Barwin formally stripped of license

(Newser) - A Canadian fertility doctor once known as "the Baby God" has been formally stripped of his medical license after he was found to have used his own sperm to inseminate patients. A discipline committee of Ontario's medical regulator also ordered Bernard Norman Barwin to pay an $8,... More »

Man Attacked by Bear Gives Her Mother's Day Gift

Alex Neumann didn't have the heart to immediately report grizzly attack he miraculously survived

(Newser) - "Never cross a mother bear with cubs" seems pretty intuitive, a fact that Alex Neumann experienced firsthand last month—and he's still dealing with both the physical and mental repercussions of the incident. The CBC reports that the 50-year-old Canadian was early for a job about 40 miles... More »

Couple Wins Shopping Spree, Comes Home With Nothing

Instead, they donate it all to local food bank in Canada

(Newser) - "I immediately envisioned grabbing all sorts of things for my own cupboard," Chantal Leroux tells CBC News of the moment she learned she'd won a US $375 shopping spree at an Alberta grocery store. "A couple seconds later, I thought what a great opportunity to be... More »

More Bad News as Canadian Arctic Melts

Permafrost thawing 70 years sooner than expected, with consequences

(Newser) - In 2016, researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks hopped in a plane, heading for remote sites in the Canadian Arctic. "What we saw was amazing," Vladimir Romanovsky tells Reuters . "It's an indication that the climate is now warmer than at any time in the last... More »

Everyone Wants These Bags. That Wasn't the Plan

Embarrassing messages on Vancouver store's plastic bags meant to stop bag use, not spur it

(Newser) - The plastic bags given out at East West Market were supposed to shame customers out of using them . Instead, they've become collectors' items of sorts, because customers think they're irreverently cool. Management had hoped the bags at the Vancouver store—designed with what the New York Times calls... More »

Man Donates Amputated Toe to Hotel Bar

It's another 'gross' garnish for the Sourtoe Cocktail

(Newser) - Nick Griffiths is understandably sad to have lost the big toe of his left foot to frostbite in an extreme winter marathon in the Yukon last year. But it's not goodbye forever. Now recovering at home in Bolton, England, the ex-British commando has sent his amputated toe to the... More »

Out of Canada, 'News to Splash a Fin At'

'Free Willy' act, which would bar holding whales, dolphins in captivity, about to become law

(Newser) - "Breaking: Victory!" That was the exuberant message from Canada's Green Party on Monday, when the country's House of Commons passed a bill aimed at protecting marine life there. CNN reports on the "Free Willy" bill—named for the 1993 flick in which a boy "... More »

Kiefer Sutherland to Doug Ford: Don't Use My Grandfather's Name

You're no Tommy Douglas, he tells him

(Newser) - Tommy Douglas, the Saskatchewan premier who introduced North America's first universal healthcare program, is regularly cited on lists of the greatest Canadians—and his famous grandson wants another premier to stop using his name. Kiefer Sutherland fired back at Ontario premier Doug Ford on Monday after the leader tweeted... More »

Other Countries Are Doing It. 'Canada Will Be One of Them'

Single-use plastics will be banned as early as 2021

(Newser) - Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. Trudeau said the specific items to be banned will be determined based on a science-based review, but the government is considering items such as water bottles, plastic bags, and straws. "As early as 2021,... More »

The Debate Is on About 'Genocide'

What word describes it?

(Newser) - A national inquiry in Canada found that its policies were tantamount to "genocide" against Indigenous women and girls, who have suffered violence for decades. Now, the debate is on. "The men who killed Indigenous women were not génocidaires set on destroying a group," writes Erna Paris... More »

'Mayochup' Has an 'Unfortunate Translation'

Who wants some 's---face'?

(Newser) - Those who already think Mayochup isn't a great name for a condiment should hear it through the ears of a Cree. As aboriginal language expert Arok Wolvengrey tells USA Today , "mayo" sounds a lot like "meyiwi," a Cree word meaning "related to feces," while... More »

Guy Spins Dial 'for a Laugh,' Opens Safe Locked for 40 Years

'No gold bars, like I'd hoped'

(Newser) - Visitors have long fiddled with the old safe that sits on a reinforced floor in the basement of Alberta's Vermilion Heritage Museum, without any luck. The manager of Vermilion's old Brunswick Hotel couldn’t remember the safe's combination when the hotel closed in the 1970s, and a... More »

Fathers of Bride, Groom Left Bachelor Party, Died

'The love and the support they showed their children will carry on'

(Newser) - An upcoming wedding in Canada will be "bittersweet" after the fathers of the bride and groom died in a plane crash on their way home from the groom's bachelor party. Jim Wilk, the father of the groom, was piloting the plane en route to Moose Jaw, Sask., where... More »

Inquiry: It's 'Canadian Genocide'

A long-awaited report is leaked in Canada

(Newser) - Violence has haunted Indigenous girls and women in Canada for decades. Now a national inquiry there is calling it genocide, the CBC reports. The four-member commission, which took nearly three years and cost about $68 million, looked into thousands of murders and vanishings across the Indigenous landscape. "We do... More »

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