“You got me”, Canada’s presumed ghoulish murderer, to Berlin police

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The man presumed to be behind the murder of 32-year-old Chinese student Jun Lin in Montreal, and who then mailed the body parts to members of parliament among others, has been arrested in Berlin. Luca Rocca Magnotta was tracked to France, where he is believed to have gone the day after the […]

Canadian skier dies in Grindelwald ski-cross competition (update 2)

Nik Zoricic

World Cup finals canceled in Grindelwald GENEVA / BERN, SWITZERLAND -Nik Zoricic of Canada, 29, died early Saturday afternoon in Grindelwald, canton Bern, after taking a bad fall during the Ski Cross World Cup 10 March. “Zoricic fell heavily just before the finish in the round of eight, crashing directly into the safety netting and […]

Quebecoise skier waves to Bern bears

BERN, SWITZERLAND – A lot of travelers’ blogs run past me during any given week, but few reflect the sheer joie de vivre of Marie-Michele Gagnon‘s pause in Bern, shared on her blog. The 22-year-old ski racer from Quebec is photographing and filming her world travels and she has just done a fine job in […]

Canadian freestyle ski leader dies week after accident

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Sarah Burke, 29-year-old Canadian freestyle ski champion, died Thursday 19 January at the University of Utah hospital where she was taken following an accident during training near Salt Lake City a week earlier. Burke had won numerous gold medals in the past five years and CNN reports that she “is considered a […]

Heartthrob Justin Bieber’s attempts at non-political Israeli visit falter

He’s 17, Canadian, a heartthrob who has a concert in Tel Aviv Thursday 13 April, a practicing Christian who wants to see Israel’s holy places in peace, and a young man who may or may not have tried to line up a visit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Justin Bieber‘s trip has hit a […]

Vaud police seek 2 small girls after father’s death

Capture

St Sulpice man, Canadian, dies under train in southern Italy, twin girls missing International police alert for witnesses, information: +41 21 644 82 31 or the nearest police station Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Two six-year-old twin girls are missing and police in Switzerland have issued a missing persons bulletin for them after their father was […]

Evicted Canadian’s suicide linked to long Geneva state battle

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The Tribune de Geneve‘s Wednesday edition carries details of the life of a Canadian man who committed suicide under the windows of Geneva government offices Monday 1 November. The man, an intellectual who recently turned 60 according to the newspaper, had gradually become marginalized and had reached the end of a […]

Loonie and US dollar nearly at parity

Core inflation figures and better-than-expected retail sales in February are behind a strong rise in the Canadian dollar, popularly known as the loonie, and it is now nearly at parity with the US dollar, reports the Globe & Mail in Canada.

Canadian, Australian, freed after 16 months as Somali hostages

Canadian freelance journalist Amanda Lindhout and Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan were freed Wednesday 25 Novmber after 16 months in captivity in Somalia, where both say they were tortured physically and mentally. Lindhout described her ordeal by phone to the Globe & Mail, saying that in her mind she escaped to Vancouver. Both say their families […]

Karzai votes go above 50 percent but calls mount for recount

Afghan President Hamid Karzai claimed victory in Afghanistan’s presidential election as preliminary results released by the independent election commission (IEC) showed he had enough votes to avoid a run-off with his main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah. Karzai praised the Afghan people for their courage in the face of Taliban intimidation. But observers increasingly point to fraud […]