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Canada Wrote Ryan Reynolds a Song
Canada Wrote Ryan
Reynolds a Song

Canada Wrote Ryan Reynolds a Song

He won a medal but the song brought him to tears

(Newser) - Ryan Reynolds is known for his funny online persona, his acting, and--perhaps most notably for folks back in Canada--for his love for his native country. Now Canada has shown him love right back, officially, with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. And it came with a song. Per Global ...

Another Body Found After Devastating Landslide

Drivers swept to their deaths off Canada highway

(Newser) - The British Columbia Coroners Service has confirmed the discovery of three more bodies near the village of Pemberton, bringing to four the number of people who died in a landslide caused by heavy rains that swept vehicles off the road. The search continues for a fifth body, chief coroner Lisa...

Highway Mudslides Trap Dozens of Cars

British Columbia officials say it's too dangerous to attempt a rescue

(Newser) - Mudslides ahead of them and behind them have trapped more than 100 people in their cars along a British Columbian highway. Rescue crews said Monday they were trying to find out the extent of the slides and debris so they could reach the cars safely, the CBC reports. "What...

Meteorite Crashes Through Roof, Nearly Hits Woman
Space Debris Crashes Through
Roof, Onto Woman's Pillow
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Space Debris Crashes Through Roof, Onto Woman's Pillow

Canada woman says it's a nice reminder that life is precious

(Newser) - A British Columbia woman was awakened the night of Oct. 4 by a crashing sound and the feeling of debris hitting her face. Ruth Hamilton looked up to see a hole in her ceiling and a rock on her pillow and called 911, not sure what had happened. The truth...

Town That Recorded Highest Temperature Is Now on Fire

Mayor of Lytton, BC, orders evacuation

(Newser) - On Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, the village of Lytton, British Columbia, broke records for the hottest temperature ever recorded in Canada. By Wednesday, it was on fire. Mayor Joe Polderman says he signed an evacuation order around 6pm Wednesday as fire tore through the village of around 250 residents. "...

Hundreds Dead Amid 'Disastrous' Heat Wave in Canada

The country has seen its highest temperature ever, for 3 days in a row

(Newser) - Canada broke its 84-year-old temperature record by nearly 3 degrees Sunday, when a temperature of just under 115 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded in the village of Lytton, British Columbia. It was then beaten twice more in subsequent days. Lytton recorded a temperature of 117.5 degrees on Monday, followed by...

Catholic Churches on Indigenous Land Burn to the Ground

Arson suspected following discovery of graves at former Catholic-run residential school in Canada

(Newser) - Two century-old Catholic churches on Indigenous land in southern British Columbia burned to the ground on Monday, Canada's National Indigenous Peoples' Day—roughly a month after the discovery of the unmarked graves of 215 children at the former Catholic-run Kamloops Indian Residential School. Flames were reported at Sacred Heart...

Missing Teen Survives in Snow Cave
Missing Teen Survives
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Missing Teen Survives in Snow Cave

Canadian snowmobiler 'did everything right after things went wrong'

(Newser) - A missing 17-year-old snowmobiler was found in "good condition" Saturday in Canada after building himself a snow cave and hunkering down. The snowmobiler, identified as Robert, had been traveling with his father and brother on British Columbia's Mica Mountain when he diverted into an area with steep terrain...

Judge: COVID Rules Don't Inhibit Polyamorous Life

Mother objected to children's possible virus exposure from their father's new partner and her husband

(Newser) - British Columbia's pandemic restrictions are tough enough to understand, a judge says, before you throw in an alternative lifestyle. "The messaging accompanying these orders, and indeed the language of the orders themselves, is fraught with inconsistency and ambiguity," Justice Nigel Kent said in ruling that a divorced...

Cabbie Drives Drunken Fare Straight to Police

The passenger refused to wear a mask

(Newser) - A New Year’s reveler’s refusal to wear a mask in a taxi cost him $690 in fines and some time in the drunk tank in Victoria, British Columbia, the Powell River Peak reports. The man, who entered a cab about 1am on Friday, “belligerently” refused to wear...

'Scorned' Man Takes $1M Case to Court

Dongdong Huang claimed Peipei Li tricked him into showering her with cash

(Newser) - A Vancouver lawyer must be licking his wounds after taking his scorned-love case to court and losing big time, the CBC reports. Dongdong Huang claimed Peipei Li duped him into thinking they were in love and marriage-bound so he would lavish her with over $1 million in gifts and cash—...

Destroyed Murder Hornet Nest Was Crawling With Queens

Caught 'in nick of time,' it contained 500 live hornets, including almost 200 queens

(Newser) - An entomologist who helped destroy the first murder hornet nest found in the US says experts "got there just in the nick of time." Some 500 live murder hornets were found in some stage of development in the nest taken from a tree in Whatcom County, Wash., including...

In a Dine-and-Dash, the 'Dash' Is Very Important

Cops says woman tried to escape in restaurant ceiling, fell to ground in front of officers

(Newser) - Police in British Columbia say they ended up making a surprisingly easy capture in a dine-and-dash incident. When officers from the Burnaby Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to a local restaurant, a manager told them a customer had climbed into the ceiling in the bathroom and was attempting to escape...

Canada Comes Up With No-Nose COVID-19 Test

'It is one of the first of its kind around the world'

(Newser) - Looks like Canada might just save you from the dreaded nasal swab. Officials in British Columbia say a new COVID-19 test allows school children to "swirl, gargle and spit" a saline solution instead of enduring a swab up the nose, the Guardian reports. "It is one of the...

Vandal Cuts Cable Car Cord for 2nd Time in 13 Months

'This individual has no regard for their own life and limb'

(Newser) - Somebody in British Columbia apparently has a massive grudge against the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish. The Mounties say the main cable was cut early Monday, sending gondola cars crashing into the mountain—13 months after the first time it was sabotaged . When the cable was cut in August...

Dad Pays Steep Price After He Has High Schooler Beaten

Michael Tilton ordered to pay $360K to victim in 2009 assault he orchestrated

(Newser) - A Canadian man is out more than $360,000 after ordering the beating of a 14-year-old boy as revenge for a high-school spat with his son. Little was previously known about the decade-old incident laid out in a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling last week, per the CBC . Describing "...

Canada Makes a Plea to Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen

Actors respond, tell young people to stay home and not spread COVID-19

(Newser) - The kids in British Columbia were apparently getting a little antsy to party like it's not a pandemic, and Deadline reports that Premier John Horgan appealed to two of the Canadian province's two celebrity sons to tell them to cut it out. "We need young people to...

'Vindication' for Conservation Officer Fired for Not Killing Cubs

Court rules Bryce Casavant's 2015 firing was improper

(Newser) - A former conservation officer who was fired for refusing to shoot two bear cubs says he is feeling vindicated after a court ruled in his favor. In July 2015, Bryce Casavant had responded to a report of a black bear rummaging through a freezer at a home in Port Hardy,...

Most People's 'Worst Nightmare' Has Landed in America

It's called the 'murder hornet,' and here's why

(Newser) - So-called "murder hornets"—with their spiked mandibles and venomous stingers—are not visitors you want to have around. And yet, they're here. The New York Times reports that two Asian giant hornets have been spotted in northwest Washington State and a full hive across the border in...

'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,...

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