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Canada: Search called off for missing Irish Expat, last seen jumping off bridge

irishcentral.com reported the 26-year-old has not been seen since Friday, June 30, after he jumped from a bridge into a fast-flowing river and disappeared. A spokesperson for the Canadian search and rescue teams this week announced they had called off the search, believing the young Irishman to have drowned.

Gavin, from Moneen, Castlebar in Co. Mayo. had recently moved to Canada with his Irish girlfriend and was part of a group traveling from Vancouver to Calgary when he dived off a bridge over the Beaver River in British Columbia. Read Article

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Revelstoke Canada: German tourist killed while heli-skiing

German tourist killed in accident near Revelstoke – Fell into a tree. cbc.ca reported the 60-year-old man was on his last ski run of the day when his friends reported him missing A German tourist was killed Friday in a heli-skiing accident east of Revelstoke, B.C., police say. The 60-year-old man, who was skiing with [...]

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Border Security United States (Report)

Key Highlights 1. Despite spending more than $100 billion over the last decade to fund security measures along the border, the border is still not secure. America’s insatiable demand for drugs, coupled with smugglers insatiable demand for profit, is one root cause (perhaps the root cause) preventing the achievement of a secure border. The Department [...]

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British Columbia – FIVE Tourists from u.k. die in whale watching expedition

dauktnauk,ci,yj reported…At least five British tourists have died while 18 have been taken to hospital The victims are said to be four men and a woman aged between 18 and 76 Images have emerged showing the capsized boat floating near rocks It put out a mayday call around 5pm yesterday near small town of Tofino [...]

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Canada: British tourist goes missing during hike near Vancouver

According to CBC, North Shore Search and Rescue crews have been searching for a missing British tourist since early Wednesday morning. Thomas Billings, 22, was reported missing this week after failing to follow through with his planned travel itinerary in and around Vancouver. Billings, a seasoned traveller and avid hiker, had previously discussed going hiking [...]

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Woman detained with cocaine hidden in pumpkins at Montreal Airport

As reported by Globalpost.com, a woman arriving at the Montreal airport in Canada on Thursday was busted with a particularly curious Halloween treat: three pumpkins stuffed with cocaine. Border agency officials apprehended the woman at the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau as she arrived on Halloween and discovered she was carrying three rather suspect gourds in her [...]

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Canada: Hiker rescued from Lake Matagami after surviving bear attack

As reported by Ctvnews.com, a man has been rescued after spending three months in a remote forest during which he survived a bear attack, and wound up emaciated and clinging to life. Police are sharing the improbable story of 44-year-old Marco Lavoie, an experienced hiker who set off on what was supposed to be a [...]

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Canada: Japanese tour group quarantined in hotel in Alberta over potential measles outbreak

CBC reports that health officialsallowed a group of Japanese tourists quarantined over fears of a measles outbreak to leave their Banffhotel Tuesday. The group of 130 people, mostly Japanese high school students,is not a threat tothe public,said Dr. Judy MacDonald, a medical officer of health with the Calgary Health Region. “The Japanese tour group that [...]

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Canada: Chinese tourist arrested for scamming seniors

CBC reports that immigration officials say a Chinese citizen, who travelled to Canada on a tourist’s visa, may have spent his time in this country scamming seniors. Huo Youjin and four women were detained at Vancouver’s airport last month as they tried to return to China. Canada Border Services Agency say they were carrying $148,000 [...]

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Canada: German tourist rescued after being stranded for days on a Labrador river

According to cbc.ca, a German tourist who was stranded for days on the shoreline of a Labrador river was finally rescued on Thursday. Rüdiger Eder, 55, was dropped off at the Kenamu River Bridge on the Trans-Labrador Highway on Sunday for a three-day trip on the river. Eder had been paddling for about five hours [...]

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