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Canadian dies in zipline accident in Thailand

The Bangkok Post reports that a 25-year-old Canadian tourist died in Thailand after he fell from a zipline on April 20, 2019. The newspaper identified him as Spencer Charles who had travelled to Chiang Mai with his girlfriend in a »

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Canadian faces 10 years in jail for spray painting ancient Thai wall

A 23-year-old Canadian woman is facing up to 10 years in prison on charges of spray-painting her initials on an ancient wall in northern Thailand, police said Friday. Canadian Brittney Schneider and Briton Furlong Lee, also 23, were arrested on »

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Cave rescue: ‘They can’t just drag the kids through’

Trying to rescue 12 boys and their coach through a cave with varying levels of water is an enormously complicated task which would require the use of scuba gear, says a Canadian spelunker. Many of the children trapped in Thailand »

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Forced labour, trafficking persist in Thai fishing fleets: report

“Forced labour and other rights abuses are widespread in Thailand’s fishing fleets despite government commitment to comprehensive reforms,” states Human Rights Watch in a news release. ‘The fear of murder at sea’ Prof. Melissa Marschke, of the University of Ottawa »

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Canadian who drowned in Thailand identified by family

The family of the Canadian man who died in Thailand New Year’s Day has identified him as Clinton Munkittrick. The 26-year-old from Quebec’s Eastern Townships region, died in Bangkok early Sunday morning, according to reports in Thai media. The Bangkok »