Canada in brief

Graphic by Adele Palmquist
Graphic by Adele Palmquist

Missing man found dead
The body of Tim Bosma, an Ancaster, Ontario man who was reported missing May 6, was found by police on May 14. Hamilton police reported that his remains had been burned. Bosma, a 32-year-old man,  went missing after taking two men for a test drive in a truck he had posted for sale. Charges of forcible confinement and theft over $5,000 were laid against Dellen Millard of Toronto on Saturday. Hamilton police are continuing to search for information, with current efforts focused on the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

Space commander comes down to Earth
Canadian astronaut and social media guru Chris Hadfield returned to Earth on May 13 after five months on the International Space Station.  Hadfield, 53, was the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station. Hadfield gained worldwide attention by posting pictures daily of his view from space and engaging with audiences through video interactions. He will now have to undergo months of testing and physical rehab to return his body to its pre-space condition.

Student kills chicken for art
Gord Ferguson, an instructor at the Alberta College for Art and Design (ACAD), was dismissed on May 6 after a student slit a chicken’s throat in a performance art piece. The student, Miguel Suarez, killed the chicken in the school’s cafeteria and stuffed it into a pot. He was aiming to make people consider where their food comes from. Suarez had allegedly told Ferguson of his plans about one month before the performance, which took place several weeks ago. Students have since spoken out in support of Ferguson.

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