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Pilot Lands in Town Illegally, for a Dairy Queen Visit

'Well, I thought somebody must be hungry,' Tisdale, Saskatchewan mayor says

(Newser) - Saskatchewan has experienced record-breaking heat this summer—but a desire for ice cream still isn't classed as an emergency, the Mounties say. A 34-year-old man has been charged with dangerous operation of an aircraft after landing his helicopter in a high school parking lot in the center of a...

Horrific Find Made at Another Residential School Site

Hundreds of unmarked graves detected at Canadian school for Indigenous children

(Newser) - Indigenous leaders in Canada say they are horrified—but not surprised—by the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school in Saskatchewan. The Cowessess First Nation says the discovery, made weeks after the remains of 215 children were found at a former school...

Woman on Phone With Father Killed by Bear

Officials say unprovoked attack is 'very surprising' behavior

(Newser) - Last Thursday, Stephanie Blais was on the phone with her father from a remote cabin in northern Saskatchewan when she asked 9-year-old son Elie to fetch an antenna for the satellite. Seconds later, she was killed by a black bear. Her father, Hubert Esquirol, tells CTV that the last thing...

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Separatists want to 'Make Alberta Great Again'

(Newser) - If campaigners in oil-rich Alberta and other western Canadian provinces get their way, North America could be getting a new country. The separatist movement in the region, which has been on-again, off-again for almost a century, has been experiencing a resurgence since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party was...

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...

Canadian Mayor: US Is Turning Away Pot-Smokers at Border

Saskatchewan mayor describes a 'couple of cases,' fears there will be more

(Newser) - And it's happening. Less than two weeks after the legalization of recreational marijuana across Canada brought news that US border officials would bar pot-smoking Canucks from heading south, the first Canadians have been turned away, reports the CBC . "It is a fairly serious concern," says Mayor Roy...

Baby Named for Humboldt 'Hero' Killed in Bus Crash

Logan Humble Strong honors 21-year-old Logan Boulet

(Newser) - "We want Logan back. But if this is the silver medal, I'll take it." So says the father of Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim Logan Boulet, whose name will now live on. Kelsey Fiddler, who was 28 weeks pregnant when she saw the junior hockey team's...

Selfie IDed Killer Thanks to Fashion Accessory

Cheyanne Antoine, 21, used belt to strangle best friend

(Newser) - Not far from the body of an 18-year-old woman found strangled to death in Canada in 2015 was a black belt that police believed was the murder weapon. It has since led them to Brittney Gargol's killer: her best friend. Initially charged with second-degree murder, Cheyanne Antoine, 21, pleaded...

Mystery Solved After Man Finds Random House in His Field
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Mystery Solved After Man Finds Random House in His Field

It was left by a mover after permit difficulties

(Newser) - "If you know someone who has lost a house, let me know," a Canadian man wrote on Facebook this week after stumbling upon a complete house in the middle of his property. His plea worked. Patrick Maze tells the CBC he was driving past a section of his...

6 Girls Commit Suicide in Canadian Province

A crisis of 'despair and hopelessness' for girls in Indigenous communities

(Newser) - "Our little girls are dying," Kimberly Jonathan, vice-chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, tells the CBC . On Sunday, a 13-year-old girl killed herself in an Indigenous community in northern Canada, the Canadian Press reports. She was the sixth Indigenous girl to commit suicide in the province...

Guy Gives 'Panhandler' $3, Gets Fined $175

Homeless guy was actually an undercover cop

(Newser) - A Canadian man has learned the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished—in fact, it sometimes comes with a $175 price tag. Dane Rusk was driving in Regina, Saskatchewan, when he "saw this homeless guy holding a sign" near a stop sign, per CTV News . He grabbed...

Man Covers Car in Signatures —Even Under the Hood

Jeff Janzen says his late son would have loved it

(Newser) - Shawn Janzen was an artist—which is exactly why he'd love what his dad has done to his old beater car. For the last nine months, Jeff Janzen has been adding signatures to the 1994 Ford Crown Victoria, which he purchased in 2010. It's now decorated with more...

School Shooting the Latest Tragedy to Haunt Tiny Canada Town

La Loche riddled with drugs, unemployment, suicide rate three times the national average

(Newser) - An unidentified 17-year-old Canadian boy now stands charged in the murders of four people —including two teenage brothers—in a school shooting Friday that was only the latest tragedy to shake the remote Saskatchewan town of La Loche, a "bleak" and tiny aboriginal town of less than 3,...

Mayor: Canada School Shooter Killed Brothers First

Teacher killed at Saskatchewan school was mayor's daughter

(Newser) - The gunman who opened fire at a high school in La Loche, Saskatchewan yesterday killed his two brothers first, according to the remote town's acting mayor, who lost his own daughter in the shooting. "He shot two of his brothers at his home and made his way to...

5 Reported Dead in Canada School Shooting
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4 Reported Dead in Canada School Shooting

The suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Four people are dead and others critically injured following a school shooting Friday in Saskatchewan, Canada, NBC News reports. (The initial death has been reduced from five.) Word on the victims comes from Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, who called the situation "every parent's worst nightmare."...

Town Rethinking 'Land of Rape and Honey' Slogan

The 'rape' refers to rapeseed, a crop in Canada's Tisdale ... but still

(Newser) - Scroll down to questions 6 and 7 on the town of Tisdale's survey , and you'll realize this isn't just any ho-hum community-rebranding effort. After asking for the participant's basic stats (age, gender, etc.) and general thoughts on one's impression of the rural Saskatchewan town,...

9-Year-Old Bus Thief Hits Another Bus

Nobody injured by Saskatoon joyrider

(Newser) - A Canadian who made off with an empty bus and smashed into another bus and a parked vehicle won't be facing any criminal charges—because nobody was injured in the joyride, and because he's just 9 years old. A witness in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, tells the Canadian Press that...

Canada to Caribbean Island: Sorry, We Won't Annex You

'Saskatchewarm' off the table, for now

(Newser) - Canadians who want to get away from brutal winters are still going to have to leave the country. After a meeting that Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing described as a "courtship," a Canadian government spokesman quashed talk that Canada would annex the nation as an 11th province,...

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