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In Canada, a Puzzler Over Great White Sharks

Five have washed up in a year, an unusually high number, and scientists are unsure what's going on

(Newser) - Earlier this month, a 14-foot great white shark washed up on a shore in Nova Scotia, Canada, and it's a head-scratcher for ocean scientists on two fronts. First, the adult shark was seemingly healthy on all fronts, and they can't determine what caused its death, reports Live Science...

Canadian Nun, 97, Faces Gross Indecency Charges

She worked at infamous residential school for Indigenous children in the 1960s

(Newser) - A 97-year-old nun in Canada is facing multiple charges connected to alleged sexual assaults at a notorious residential school for Indigenous children in the 1960s and 1970s. Police in Ontario say Francoise Seguin was charged with three counts of "gross indecency," an offence that was repealed when laws...

Spy Chiefs in 5 Nations Sound Warning on China

Five Eyes intelligence chiefs say Chinese spies are operating at an 'epic scale'

(Newser) - Spy movies have taught us to suspect figures lurking around military bases and federal buildings, yet the focus of Chinese spying in the US looks quite different, according to the heads of spy agencies in the Five Eyes coalition—US, Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand—who gathered for an...

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Amanda Denis thanked karma for 'doing what she does best' in death of her 'narcissistic' father

(Newser) - When Amanda Denis first penned an obituary for her late father, the funeral home wouldn't publish it. The Ontario woman's scathing "tribute" did temporarily appear online on an obit website, though that got taken down, too—but her screenshots of it have since gone viral on TikTok...

Canadian Auto Workers' Strike Ends After 13 Hours

Union says GM gave in on all the issues it had been fighting it on

(Newser) - General Motors and the union representing Canadian auto workers reached a tentative contract agreement Tuesday, ending a strike that began just after midnight. About 4,300 striking workers at two GM factories and a parts warehouse returned to work Tuesday afternoon and will vote on the three-year deal later. Lana...

North American Charging Stations to Get More Cohesive

Hyundai and Kia are outfitting their electric vehicles to be compatible with Tesla's ports

(Newser) - Hyundai and Kia say they're adopting North American Charging Standard ports for their electric vehicles in the US and Canada, which will give the vehicles access to thousands of Tesla Superchargers across the two countries and Mexico, reports the AP . Tesla's Superchargers are coveted by other automakers because...

They Were Likely Reading in Tent When Grizzly Attacked

Relative identifies the victims as Doug Inglis and Jenny Gusse

(Newser) - The couple killed by a grizzly bear in Banff National Park on Friday had been together since their university days, a relative tells the CBC of Doug Inglis and Jenny Gusse, both 62. Describing them as "highly, highly experienced in being out back," Colin Inglis says the two...

Canada's House Speaker Resigns With 'Profound Regret'

Anthony Rota invited man who fought with Nazis to Parliament during Zelensky visit

(Newser) - The speaker of Canada's House of Commons has resigned under pressure from fellow lawmakers. Liberal Party MP Anthony Rota stepped down as speaker Tuesday, expressing "profound regret" for inviting a man who fought with the Nazis to Parliament during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's visit last week, the...

Park Patrons Get More Thrills Than They Bargained For

Riders on Canada's Wonderland Lumberjack attraction dangled upside down for 25 minutes

(Newser) - Thrill-seekers at a Canadian amusement park got more thrills than they bargained for over the weekend when the ride they were on came to an abrupt halt, leaving them dangling upside down for nearly 30 minutes. CP24 reports the apparent malfunction happened Saturday night at Canada's Wonderland, located in...

India Suspends Visa Services as Rift With Canada Widens

Country has urged its citizens in Canada to be cautious

(Newser) - India's visa processing center in Canada suspended services Thursday as a rift widened between the countries after Canada's leader said India may have been involved in the killing of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Parliament on Monday that there were "credible...

His Slaying in Canada Is Now an International Incident

What we know about Hardeep Singh Nijjar, whose June killing has caused a Canada-India rift

(Newser) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau startled the international community on Monday with a damning allegation against India—he said Canada was investigating "credible allegations" that the Indian government orchestrated the murder of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil. India denies it, and a diplomatic tit-for-tat is now under way...

Tension Rises Between Canada, India Over Sikh Leader's Killing

India expels senior Canadian diplomat in tit-for-tat

(Newser) - India dismissed allegations that its government was linked to the killing of a Sikh activist in Canada as "absurd" Tuesday, and expelled a senior Canadian diplomat, the AP reports. It came a day after Canada expelled a top Indian diplomat as it investigates what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called...

Trudeau Accuses India in Sikh Leader's Killing

Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot by masked men in Canada

(Newser) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the House of Commons on Monday that the Indian government ordered the assassination of a Sikh leader this summer on Canadian soil. Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 45, was shot in June while sitting in his truck in a busy parking lot near a Sikh temple in...

Lee Slams Into New England: 'We Have a Long Way to Go

Post-tropical cyclone has begun, bringing hurricane-force winds, dangerous surf, heavy rain

(Newser) - Storm Lee toppled trees and cut power to tens of thousands Saturday as it began lashing New England and eastern Canada, threatening hurricane-force winds, dangerous surf, and torrential rains as its center spun closer. Severe conditions were predicted across parts of Massachusetts and Maine, and hurricane conditions could hit the...

Canada's Wildfire Season Has Obliterated Previous Records

An area the size of Wisconsin has burned, and more than 1K fires are still active

(Newser) - This year has been by far the worst on record for wildfires in Canada, with an area the size of Wisconsin burned, and the fire season isn't over yet. The fires have burned some 41 million acres, more than double the record of 17.5 million acres set in...

This Nation Offers LGBTQ+ Warning on Travel to US

'Check relevant state and local laws' before heading to US, Canada's advisory tells tourists

(Newser) - The Canadian government updated its advisory for travel to the United States on Tuesday, and one section that stands out is directed toward LGBTQ+ tourists. "Some states have enacted laws and policies that may affect 2SLGBTQI+ persons," the short section in the advisory from the Global Affairs Canada...

Chef Accused of Sending 'Suicide Packages' Charged in 12 More Deaths

New charges in Ontario involve victims between 16 and 36 years old do

(Newser) - A Toronto-area chef accused of selling sodium nitrite and other products that could be used in suicides to vulnerable people has been hit with a a dozen new charges, all in connections with deaths in Ontario. Police say the new charges against Kenneth Law, who already faced two counts of...

Capital of Northwest Territories Is Like a 'Ghost Town'

Thousands are also fleeing wildfires in BC

(Newser) - The capital of Canada's Northwest Territories was virtually deserted late Friday after nearly all the residents of the city of just over 20,000 fled as a huge wildfire burned nearby . Officials in said Friday evening that about 19,000 people had left Yellowknife in less than 48 hours,...

Meta Slammed for 'Stupid, Dangerous' Canada News Ban

Move has made it harder for people to share information about wildfire evacuations

(Newser) - Meta has banned Canadians from sharing news content on Facebook and Instagram amid an ongoing dispute with the federal government—and experts say that with wildfire evacuations underway, the timing couldn't be worse. Residents of Yellowknife, capital of the Northwest Territories, have been told to get out by noon...

Residents of Canadian City Told to Get Out by Friday

Wildfires are threatening Yellowknife, capital of Northwest Territories

(Newser) - Air evacuations are to begin Thursday to move residents in the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories out of the path of wildfires that are nearing the city of 20,000 people. People in the four areas of Yellowknife at highest risk should leave as soon as possible and residents...

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