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Self-Help Guru is Put in Medically Induced Coma

Jordan Peterson went to Moscow to treat his drug addiction

(Newser) - A polarizing self-help guru is trying to recover from a radical health treatment he underwent in Moscow, the CBC reports. Jordan Peterson, a Canadian psychologist, spent eight days in a medically induced coma to battle a lung infection. The intervention followed his admitted dependence on clonazepam—a benzodiazepine tranquilizer often... More »

Harry, Meghan 'Shocked' Over One Thing in Megxit

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no longer Commonwealth Young Ambassadors

(Newser) - Financial independence? Check. No HRH titles? Check. No roles as Commonwealth Young Ambassadors? That, sources tell TMZ , was tough for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to accept as they left the royal family for Canada earlier this month. But it seems the Queen took a firm stand during so-called Megxit... More »

'Protesters' Demanding 'Free Meng' Weren't Really Protesters

At least 3 have now come forward saying they were paid for the gig

(Newser) - On the first day of the first stage of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing, more than a dozen apparent protesters were spotted outside the Vancouver courtroom holding signs bearing messages like "Free Ms. Meng" and "Trump stop bullying us." Only ... those weren't actually protesters.... More »

Prince Harry Arrives in Canada, Which Shrugs

50% of Canadians don't care if couple moves to their country

(Newser) - Prince Harry has left Britain and returned to the country that is expected to be his new home, at least part of the time. The prince landed in Vancouver, Canada, early Tuesday before flying on to Victoria on Vancouver Island, the BBC reports. His wife, Meghan, returned to Canada 10... More »

Storm Drops 30 Inches of Snow in 1 Day

Newfoundland's premier is seeking help from Canada's military

(Newser) - Newfoundland's premier asked for the Canadian military's help Saturday as residents of the province's capital struggled to tunnel out from homes buried by the heaviest snowfall ever recorded in St. John's, the AP reports. Premier Dwight Ball said he had asked for the federal government's... More »

Canada to Pay Families of Victims Aboard Plane

Trudeau says he'll still pressure Iran for compensation

(Newser) - Canada will offer compensation to families of those killed when Iran shot down a Ukranian airliner to help with travel and funeral expenses, the National Post reports. The government will offer the families $25,000 per victim — about $19,000 US — and will continue to pressure the Iranian... More »

Here Are the 10 Best Nations on Earth

According to new rankings out by 'US News & World Report'; the US moves up one spot

(Newser) - This is the fifth year US News & World Report has put out its "Best Countries" report, and one country has dominated every year but one. Switzerland is tops again for 2020, as it was in 2019, 2018, and 2017. The magazine, which worked with the BAV Group and... More »

Alert Warns 14M About 'Incident' at Nuke Plant

Ontario residents receive an odd early-morning message

(Newser) - People throughout the Canadian province of Ontario awoke Sunday to an alarming alert of an "incident" at a nuclear plant just east of Toronto—only to later be told the message was a mistake, the AP reports. The initial early morning emergency message popped up on the screens of... More »

'Brutal' Tabloids, an Early Scoop Impetus for Royals' Shocker?

Plus Harry's pathway to US citizenship, an 'angry' queen, and how Meghan Markle could pay the bills

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey has a lot of pull—in Hollywood, in the media, maybe even in politics —but the talk show host, media exec, and philanthropist says she didn't have anything to do with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle deciding to ditch the UK and migrate across the pond,... More »

They'd Just Tied the Knot. After the Celebration, a Doomed Flight

Arash Pourzarabi, Pouneh Gorji had flown to Iran from Canada to get married

(Newser) - Among the 176 people killed when Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 crashed after taking off from Tehran, 63 of them were Canadians , and among that smaller group was a couple who'd just gotten married days before, CNN reports. "They were basically the kindest souls that I know, honestly,... More »

After Shocking Britain, Meghan Returns to Canada

Harry is expected to join her within days

(Newser) - The Duchess of Sussex has returned to Canada, leaving a royally flustered Britain behind her. A source tells E! News that Meghan Markle has returned to Vancouver Island to be reunited with son Archie, who had been left with a friend and a nanny, after just three days back in... More »

Boeing Won't Get Black Box From Iran After 737 Crash

Involvement of US, Canada and Ukraine in investigation isn't clear

(Newser) - Even as the leaders of Canada and Ukraine pledged Wednesday to find the cause of the 737-800 crash that killed 176 people near Tehran, Iran announced that it would not turn over the airliner's flight recorders to Boeing. "We will not give the black boxes to the manufacturer... More »

'One of Canada's Most Gruesome Killings' Ends in Surprise Verdict

Zhao Li escapes murder ruling, found guilty of manslaughter instead

(Newser) - A two-year-plus trial that drew much media attention has ended in Canada, with a verdict that's shocked many. On Tuesday, a judge on British Columbia's Supreme Court found 59-year-old Zhao Li guilty not of murder, but of manslaughter for killing and dismembering his millionaire cousin, 41-year-old Gang Yuan,... More »

Lost Snowboarders Burned Homework to Survive

2 teens rescued after night on BC mountain

(Newser) - A teenager in British Columbia is going to have a very good excuse for not having done his homework when he goes back to school: He had to burn it to avoid getting frostbite. The Mounties say two 16-year-old snowboarders became lost in an out-of-bounds area at the Whitewater Ski... More »

Social-Media Posts Will Cost Woman $200K

Noelle Halcrow mounted a 'relentless' social-media campaign, judge says

(Newser) - A Vancouver woman owes her ex-boyfriend $200,000 after defaming him with what a judge called a "relentless" and "malicious" social-media campaign, the CBC reports. The ruling went against Noelle Halcrow, who had posted over 85 messages calling ex-boyfriend Brandon Rook a "no-good drunkard" and "down-and-out... More »

Mom, Dad Were Russian Spies, and He Just Won Citizenship

Alexander Vavilov can live in Canada. His parents' story inspired 'The Americans'

(Newser) - Alexander Vavilov was born in Toronto 25 years ago. Under normal circumstances, that would automatically give him Canadian citizenship. His particular circumstances, however, were anything but normal. Vavilov's parents were secret Russian spies who were eventually unmasked—a case that inspired the hit TV series The Americans. Vavilov has... More »

How an Alaska Man Escaped Canadian Killers

Ken Albertsen tells his frightening tale

(Newser) - Ken Albertsen just wanted a snooze, and nearly got killed for it. The 54-year-old photographer—who had just driven back from Montana—was parked along an Alaska highway in July when he saw a white pickup truck pull over and let a man out. Unnervingly, the man carried a long... More »

Cops: Private Investigation of Billionaire Murders Has Ended

$10M reward still offered in Sherman murders

(Newser) - Police in Toronto on Monday said the private investigation into the murders of Canadian drug company billionaire businessman Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, is over but the police investigation remains active. Toronto police homicide Insp. Hank Idsinga said the case is now solely in the hands of police. Idsinga... More »

Octopus Filmed Trying to Drown Bald Eagle

Both animals survive thanks to BC fish farmers

(Newser) - It was bald eagle vs. octopus in what was likely to be a battle to the death. Then a group of Canadians intervened. The salmon farmers were on the water near Quatsino, BC, at the northwest tip of Vancouver Island on Monday when they heard "a lot of splashing... More »

Pelosi Hands Trump a Victory on Trade

New North American trade deal is imminent

(Newser) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the same day that Democrats announced impeachment charges against him, per the AP . Crediting Democratic negotiators for winning stronger provisions on enforcing the agreement, Pelosi said... More »

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