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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 »

Relative: Teen Fugitives Left a Cellphone Video

RCMP promise an update in 'a couple of weeks'

(Newser) - Two murder suspects believed to have committed suicide following a lengthy manhunt in Canada left behind a cellphone video, which includes their "last will and testament," according to a family member. The unnamed relative tells the Toronto Star that 30 seconds of footage—a goodbye message including the... More »

'I Don't Know How a Person Can Survive a Fall Like That'

Skydiver hurt but expected to live after chute doesn't open during 5,000-foot plummet

(Newser) - She fell nearly 5,000 feet to the ground from a plane during a skydiving jump after her parachute failed to open, but by some "miracle," a 30-year-old woman in Canada is still alive, with non-life-threatening injuries. "I don't know how a person can survive a... More »

A National Park First: 'Like Something Out of a Horror Movie'

Wolf went after family of 4 sleeping in their tent at Banff campground in Alberta, Canada

(Newser) - "It was like something out of a horror movie." That's not how you want to remember a camping trip with your husband and two young sons, but per a Facebook post by Elisa Rispoli, that's how things went down Thursday night in Banff National Park after... More »

As Farm Went Up in Flames, 'I Heard Cows Just Screaming'

800 cows believed dead after fire in Manitoba

(Newser) - A Canadian dairy farm is in mourning after an estimated 800 cows perished in a Monday blaze. Flames were reported before 5am local time at one of Manitoba's largest dairy farms, Pennwood Dairy in Steinbach. Workers inside the facility when the flames erupted were evacuated safely, per CTV News... More »

Canadian Police: Fugitives Died Days Before Being Found

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky apparently took their own lives

(Newser) - Police say the two Canadian teens who are believed to have killed three people in British Columbia likely took a final pair of lives—their own. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed on Monday that the bodies found Wednesday in northern Manitoba belong to Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky. The... More »

Family Says Teens Gave Boy Drugs, Left Him to Die

Police say they also filmed the overdose and posted video to social media

(Newser) - "Carson almost died LOL." That was the caption, police say, of one social media post about 14-year-old British Columbia teen Carson Crimeni—who did not, in fact, end up surviving. He was found alone and unresponsive in a Langley Township skate park Wednesday night, and could not be... More »

Dozens of Cable Cars Crashed to the Ground. Police Believe It Was Intentional

Gondola cable may have been cut in Canada

(Newser) - Fortunately it wasn't operating at the time, because this is terrifying: Nearly all of the 30 gondola cars carried by the Sea-to-Sky gondola in Squamish, British Columbia, fell to the ground around 4am Saturday after the cable snapped. Authorities suspect someone cut the cable in "a deliberate act... More »

As Grizzly Attacked, He Remembered Dad's Gift

Canada's Colin Dowler thankfully reached his pocket knife

(Newser) - Facing down a grizzly bear, Colin Dowler decided to negotiate. "I know this is your territory, I'm just passing through—we don't have to do this," the Canadian recalls saying, per the BBC . It didn't help. Within moments, "I could feel the hot blood.... More »

Alert River Guide Helped End Hunt for Fugitives

Authorities say motive of Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod might never be known

(Newser) - Canadian authorities say they're sure they've found the bodies of missing fugitives Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod, and autopsies on Thursday are expected to confirm that, reports the CBC . What the autopsies won't be able to reveal, however, is why the pair of 19-year-olds allegedly murdered three... More »

Canada Police Think They've Found the Bodies of Teenage Fugitives

Teens were wanted for 3 murders

(Newser) - Canadian police said Wednesday they believe two fugitives suspected of killing a North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend as well as another man have been found dead in dense brush in northern Manitoba, the AP reports. Authorities located two male bodies and are confident they are 19-year-old Kam McLeod... More »

Evidence of Teen Fugitives Found on Banks of River

Mounties say they found 'personal items'

(Newser) - The Mounties have a new lead in their weeks-long search for two fugitive teenage murder suspects. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday that they had found items "directly linked" to Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky on the banks of the Nelson River, around 5.5 miles from where... More »

Damaged Boat a Dead End in Manhunt for Canadian Teens

But divers turned up nothing in the Nelson River

(Newser) - Canadian authorities made clear a week ago that they aren't ending the search for two teens who are suspected of murdering three people in British Columbia , but that search effort has yet again borne no fruit. ABC News reports the Royal Canadian Mounted Police sent an underwater recovery team... More »

Mounties: Search for Teen Fugitives Is Being Scaled Back

'It is not over, not by any means'

(Newser) - After days of searching a vast area of rugged wilderness in northern Manitoba, the Mounties say they are scaling back the search for two teenage murder suspects. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says there have been no confirmed sightings of Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, for more than... More »

Trump Administration Makes Big Move on Pharmaceuticals

Americans will be allowed to import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada

(Newser) - The Trump administration said Wednesday it will set up a system to allow Americans to legally import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada, weakening a long-standing ban that had stood as a top priority for the politically powerful pharmaceutical industry. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the announcement Wednesday... More »

Mounties Flood Second Town After Sighting of Fugitives

Bear Clan Patrol members say they spotted murder suspects scavenging at dump

(Newser) - The remote community of York Landing, Manitoba, is on high alert after reports that it is now the center of the manhunt for two fugitive teen murder suspects. Members of the Bear Clan Patrol, a Winnipeg-based indigenous volunteer group that sent members to the area to provide extra security, say... More »

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