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Paramedic Tried to Save Crash Victim, Later Learned It Was Her Girl

"I am shattered,' Jayme Erickson says of the loss of 17-year-old Montana

(Newser) - A first responder who worked for nearly half an hour to save the life of a teenage crash victim only later discovered her patient was her daughter. Canadian paramedic Jayme Erickson and her partner were first on the scene of the crash near Airdrie, Alberta, on the afternoon of Nov....

Xi Publicly Rebukes Trudeau at G20 Summit

Chinese leader accused Canadian PM of inappropriately leaking details of conversation

(Newser) - An exchange between Xi Jinping and Justin Trudeau at the G20 summit in Indonesia has caused a stir, with Canadian analysts saying the Chinese leader was being "threatening" and Chinese officials accusing Canadians of being "condescending." Xi approached Trudeau Wednesday and accused him of leaking details of...

Diver Captures Amazing Giant Octopus Encounter
Diver Captures 'Mind-Blowing'
Giant Octopus Encounter
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Diver Captures 'Mind-Blowing' Giant Octopus Encounter

It 'was giving me a hug,' she says

(Newser) - Canadian high school teacher Andrea Humphreys has done almost 700 dives, and she says she's never experienced anything as "mind-blowing" as her encounter with a giant Pacific octopus. She says that when she started filming the creature during a dive off the east coast of Vancouver Island, it...

Glacier Gives Up Explorers' Cameras Abandoned in 1937

Bradford Washburn and Robert Bates' gear moved more than 12 miles over 85 years

(Newser) - Conservators hope to get an inside look at a 1937 mountaineering expedition in the Yukon thanks to the discovery of the explorers' cameras—with surviving film inside. The trip by Bradford Washburn and Robert Bates didn't go according to plan. Bad weather turned their starting point, the Walsh Glacier,...

More Dead Whales Are Turning Up on West Coast

At least 5 since mid-May, off of California and Canadian coasts

(Newser) - Scientists are probing the unexplained deaths of a fourth and fifth whale on the US and Canadian west coasts since mid-May. "Spike," a young female humpback first documented by scientists in 2018, was found washed ashore near Vancouver Island on Sunday, just a day after a male humpback...

Quebec Lawmakers Refuse to Pledge Allegiance to King

Separatist leader says it's time for country to cut its ties with the monarchy

(Newser) - Canada now has a king as its head of state for the first time since 1952, and the leader of the separatist Bloc Quebecois party says the change in monarch is a good time for the country to ditch the monarchy altogether. It's "an opportunity for Quebecers and...

Brothers Who Haven't Spoken in Decades Both Want to Be Mayor

Estranged siblings are squaring off for the office in Canadian town of Port Colborne

(Newser) - Port Colborne is looking for its next mayor, and on Monday, the small Ontario town will decide if that person is going to be incumbent Bill Steele or his only challenger, Charles Steele—the estranged brother he hasn't spoken to more than 30 years. "A lot of politicians...

Uber Eats Launches Its First Pot Delivery Service

Toronto program is a world first, company says

(Newser) - Pot smokers in Canada's biggest city might now be calling Uber Eats long before they get the munchies. In what the company says is a world first, it is partnering with cannabis marketplace Leafly for home cannabis delivery in Toronto, Engadget reports. "This is the first time cannabis...

RCMP: Canada Mass Stabbing Suspect Acted Alone

Investigators say Myles Sanderson killed 11 people, including his brother

(Newser) - The Mounties now believe the stabbing spree that horrified Canada last month was carried out by a single person—Myles Sanderson, who died soon after he was taken into custody . Rhonda Blackmore, commanding officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP, said Thursday that investigators believe Sanderson killed all 10 victims found dead...

A Loosened Assisted Death Law Draws Critics

In Canada, those with a chronic illness who aren't terminally ill can qualify to die

(Newser) - In 2016, Canada legalized assisted death, and by the end of last year, some 31,644 Canadians had opted to die under the law. The New York Times looks at just 224 of them, who were not terminally ill but were able to secure permission to end their lives thanks...

Canada Is Dropping COVID Rules at Border

Health minister says this doesn't mean the pandemic has ended

(Newser) - While cautioning that the pandemic isn't over in Canada, the federal government nonetheless will no longer require people entering the country to show proof of coronavirus vaccination—or meet any of the other COVID conditions that have been in place. The health minister said new variants being brought in...

Canada Begins Storm Recovery
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Canada Assesses Storm Damage

Long recovery will require efforts of thousands, officials say

(Newser) - Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remained without power Sunday, and officials tried to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona, which swept away houses, stripped off roofs, and blocked roads across the country's Atlantic provinces. After surging north from the Caribbean, Fiona came ashore...

Canada Slammed With One of Its Strongest Storms Ever

Post-tropical cyclone Fiona brings strong winds, heavy rain to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick

(Newser) - Fiona knocked out power to more than 500,000 customers in Atlantic Canada on Saturday, damaging homes with strong winds and rain as it made landfall as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone. Fiona transformed from a hurricane into a post-tropical storm late Friday, but meteorologists cautioned that it still could...

Fiona Could Be Strongest Storm Ever to Hit Canada

'This storm is going to hit us, folks, and it's going to hit us in the face'

(Newser) - Canada's Atlantic provinces are bracing for Hurricane Fiona, which some forecasters say could be the strongest storm ever to hit the region. Chris Fogarty at the Canadian Hurricane Center says the storm could be the country's equivalent of 2012's Superstorm Sandy, CNN reports. "We are seeing...

Toronto Spa Killer Pleads Guilty, Says He Was 'Born' an Incel

Toronto teen killed woman, injured 2 others in 2020 stabbings

(Newser) - Update: The now-20-year-old who went on a stabbing spree at a Toronto massage parlor when he was 17, killing one woman and injuring another woman and a man, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of murder and attempted murder. He still faces terror charges not covered by the plea. The killer,...

Before Arrest, Canada Suspect Broke Into Woman's Home

Police sources say Myles Sanderson died from self-inflicted wounds

(Newser) - Four days of fear in Saskatchewan ended Wednesday with the arrest of the only surviving suspect in Sunday's stabbing rampage—but Myles Sanderson died soon afterward , meaning authorities may never know his motive. Police sources tell the Guardian that the 32-year-old died from self-inflicted wounds and a knife was...

Canadian Police Catch Fugitive in Stabbings
Both Suspects in Canada
Stabbing Spree Now Dead
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Both Suspects in Canada Stabbing Spree Now Dead

Source says 2nd suspect died of self-inflicted injuries after police ran him off road

(Newser) - Update: Both suspects in the Canada stabbing spree that left 10 people dead in Saskatchewan Sunday are now dead. Hours after authorities announced Myles Sanderson had been arrested after police rammed his vehicle Wednesday afternoon, an official who spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity said Sanderson died...

Mounties Say Possible Sighting of Suspect Was False Alarm

Officers searching for Myles Sanderson had surrounded home on Saskatchewan reserve

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. The Mounties said Tuesday that Myles Sanderson , the surviving suspect in Sunday's stabbing rampage, was not on the James Smith Cree Nation, the Indigenous reserve in Saskatchewan where many of the 10 dead and 18 injured were found. Hours earlier, people...

Canada Stabbing Fugitive Has 59 Earlier Convictions
Canada Stabbing Fugitive
Has 59 Earlier Convictions
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Canada Stabbing Fugitive Has 59 Earlier Convictions

Myles Sanderson remains at large after deaths of 11 in Saskatchewan

(Newser) - Tuesday is day three of the manhunt in Canada for 30-year-old Myles Sanderson, suspected in a brutal stabbing spree in the province of Saskatchewan. Police say Sanderson and his brother Damien killed 10 people and wounded another 18 in and around James Smith Cree Nation and in the nearby town...

One of Canadian Stabbing Suspects Was Apparently Murdered

One suspect found dead, police say injuries were not self-inflicted

(Newser) - One of the two men suspected of fatally stabbing 10 people and injuring at least 19 others in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan has been found dead of injuries that were not self-inflicted, police said Monday. While authorities have not offered a possible motive in the slayings, a senior Indigenous...

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