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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

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...

TikTok Influencer's First Skydive Ends in Tragedy

Tanya Pardazi, 21, died during jump outside Toronto last month

(Newser) - On Aug. 29, a statement from Skydive Toronto announced the death two days earlier of a 21-year-old skydiving student, citing "fatal injuries obtained from an emergency situation." It didn't identify the student, but now her name is out, and it's a fairly well-known one: Tanya Pardazi,...

10 Killed, 15 Wounded in Canada Stabbing Rampage

Police in Saskatchewan are searching for 2 suspects after apparently random attacks

(Newser) - A series of stabbings at an Indigenous community and at another town nearby in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan left 10 people dead and 15 wounded, Canadian police said Sunday as they searched for two suspects. The stabbings took place in multiple locations on the James Smith Cree Nation and...

Woman's Drowning Is Livestreamed on Facebook

Hellen Wendy Nyabuto was a nurse and 'breadwinner' for her family in Kenya

(Newser) - Family and friends of Hellen Wendy Nyabuto, 24, are struggling to cope with the young woman’s drowning in a hotel pool in Canada on Thursday—a tragic end that was livestreamed. CNN reports the video livestreamed on Facebook (the footage has since been removed) shows Nyabuto, who was from...

Famous Photo of Scowling Churchill Missing from Hotel

Known as 'Roaring Lion' photo, the original was apparently swiped and replaced by a copy

(Newser) - Nobody knows when exactly it happened, but on Aug. 19, staff at the Chateau Laurier in Canada's capital city noticed something odd about the renowned "Roaring Lion" portrait of Winston Churchill, which has hung in a lounge there since 1998. Per the BBC, the photo’s frame did...

Son Charged With Murdering His Punk Pioneer Father

Son of Gord Lewis is charged with his murder

(Newser) - Gord Lewis, guitarist for pioneering Canadian punk band Teenage Head, was found dead Sunday—and his son has been arrested in the case. Jonathan Lewis, 41, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Lewis, 65, the CBC reports. The band, which formed in the 1970s, said in a...

'Audacious' Suspect Steals Police SUV With 2 Dogs Inside

Toronto suspect made off with vehicle after he had been handcuffed

(Newser) - A suspect in Toronto is facing a slew of charges after stealing and crashing a police vehicle—with two police dogs inside. Police say the man had been detained in connection with a break and enter around 4:30am but managed to overpower an arresting officer after he had been...

Canada Effectively Freezes Handguns

Many of the weapons used in violent crimes are smuggled in from US

(Newser) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has decided not to wait for Parliament, which is recessed until September, to take up a ban on importing handguns into Canada. A temporary ban will take effect Aug. 19, imposed through regulatory steps, and last until legislators act on Trudeau's full proposal,...

Not Wearing a Condom Could Be Sexual Assault, Court Rules

Ignoring a partner's request could bring a criminal conviction, Canadian ruling says

(Newser) - Refusing to wear a condom during sex after being asked to by a partner could be a crime, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled. In a unanimous decision, the court said pretending to use a condom or taking one off before sex without the partner's consent, sometimes called stealthing,...

Canada Finds Pope's Apology Inadequate

Trudeau and Indigenous survivors note that Francis didn't mention sexual abuse in schools

(Newser) - The Canadian government made clear Wednesday that Pope Francis' apology to Indigenous peoples for abuses in the country's church-run residential schools didn't go far enough, suggesting that reconciliation over the fraught history is still very much a work in progress. The official government reaction came as Francis arrived...

People Called 911 to Complain About Active Shooter Alert

Mounties say they issued the alert 'at the appropriate time' during rampage

(Newser) - Public safety officials in Langley, British Columbia promise to review the decision to issue public emergency alerts during a shooting rampage Monday, but they say the decision was appropriate, and they’re not happy with the way some citizens responded. Per CTV News, the first cellphone alert was issued at...

Mounties: Shooter Who Targeted Homeless People Is Dead

2 were killed in attacks in Vancouver suburb

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. A man suspected of shooting homeless people at multiple locations in the Vancouver area, killing two of them, was shot and killed during an "interaction" with police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police says. The RCMP earlier said the man had been...

Pope Apologizes for Church 'Evil' in Canada

Francis visiting Indigenous people devastated by 'cultural genocide'

(Newser) - Pope Francis apologized Monday for the Catholic Church’s cooperation with Canada’s “devastating” policy of Indigenous residential schools, saying the forced assimilation of Native peoples into Christian society destroyed their cultures, severed their families, and marginalized generations in ways still being felt today. “I humbly beg forgiveness...

Cops Admit Photos of Suspects Were Really Stock Images

They were released amid the hunt for Rabih Alkhalil

(Newser) - An embarrassing goof out of Canada in the search for escaped murder suspect Rabih "Robby" Alkhalil. Alkhalil managed to escape mid-trial from North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Coquitlam, British Columbia, on Thursday, with sources telling the Vancouver Sun the 35-year-old was assisted by men who posed as construction workers...

Pope Goes to Canada to Apologize
Pope Goes to
Canada to Apologize

Pope Goes to Canada to Apologize

Francis to address mistreatment of Native people in residential schools

(Newser) - Pope Francis began a historic visit to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for abuses by missionaries at residential schools, a key step in the Catholic Church's efforts to reconcile with Native communities and help them heal from generations of trauma. Francis flew from Rome to Edmonton,...

Vatican Museums' Lesser Known Collection Is a Contested One

Indigenous groups want back the artifacts and art 'gifted' for 1925 exhibition

(Newser) - The Vatican Museums are home to some of the most magnificent artworks in the world, from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to ancient Egyptian antiquities and a pavilion full of papal chariots. But one of the museum’s least-visited collections is becoming its most contested before Pope Francis' trip to Canada,...

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