Canada: Alberta Education pulls document recommending students also learn positive Nazi economic policies

Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange has pulled a guidance document recommending schools include positive material about Nazi-era German economic policies when teaching about war atrocities. The document, published in January 2020 by the ministry, endorses considering whether classroom resources “reveal both the positive and negative behaviours and attitudes of the various groups portrayed.” “For instance,Continue reading “Canada: Alberta Education pulls document recommending students also learn positive Nazi economic policies”

Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters

Enbridge picked up the tab for police wages, training and equipment – and let county police know when it wanted demonstrators arrested The Canadian company Enbridge has reimbursed US police $2.4m for arresting and surveilling hundreds of demonstrators who oppose construction of its Line 3 pipeline, according to documents the Guardian obtained through a publicContinue reading “Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters”

Alberta bar closes after ‘overwhelming’ number of threats after opting into vax pass

A bar just east of Calgary says it will be closing dine-in service after it received an “overwhelming” number of threats that came its way after it said it would be opting into Alberta’s vaccine passport program. The Langdon Firehouse Bar and Grill writes on Facebook that it has been flooded with angry comments andContinue reading “Alberta bar closes after ‘overwhelming’ number of threats after opting into vax pass”

Health Canada warns people not to treat COVID with ivermectin dewormer as demand surges in feed stores

‘There was an uptick at the beginning of July that forced us to pull it off of our shelves,’ one owner says A health law professor says a belief by some that a medication used to deworm cattle and horses can treat COVID-19 shows how ideology can lead people to embrace misinformation. Timothy Caulfield fromContinue reading “Health Canada warns people not to treat COVID with ivermectin dewormer as demand surges in feed stores”

Alberta feed stores inundated with calls for ivermectin over false claims livestock dewormer treats COVID

One store was forced to take the product off its shelves over fears for shoppers’ safety Alberta feed stores say they’re receiving a deluge of callers asking to buy ivermectin due to misinformation that suggests the livestock dewormer can be used to treat COVID-19 in humans. Lance Olson, manager of Lone Star Tack & Feed Inc., located just outside of Calgary,Continue reading “Alberta feed stores inundated with calls for ivermectin over false claims livestock dewormer treats COVID”

Top epidemiologist resigns from Ontario’s COVID-19 science table, alleges withholding of ‘grim’ projections

Doctor says fall modelling not being shared in ‘transparent manner with the public’ One of Ontario’s most vocal epidemiologists has resigned from the province’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, alleging the group has delayed publication of its pandemic projections for the fall due to political interference — a charge the table has denied. Dr. David Fisman,Continue reading “Top epidemiologist resigns from Ontario’s COVID-19 science table, alleges withholding of ‘grim’ projections”

Pope John Paul II statue vandalized with red paint at Edmonton church

A statue of Pope John Paul II outside the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in north-central Edmonton was vandalized with red paint overnight. Edmonton police could be seen investigating Sunday outside the Polish church at 11485 106 St., where the statue was covered in red handprints. Teddy bears and other stuffed animals sat at the statue’s base, andContinue reading “Pope John Paul II statue vandalized with red paint at Edmonton church”

Alberta men begin walk to Ottawa to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls

For two men walking from northern Alberta to Ottawa to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, the news that the remains of 215 children had been discovered at the site of a former residential school in B.C., has only served to strengthen their resolve. “We are fighting for every lost childContinue reading “Alberta men begin walk to Ottawa to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls”

A leaky pipeline operates illegally on tribal land. Will the White House please speak up?

Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline is threatening the Great Lakes and treaty-protected land. Biden needs to back his promises to Indigenous communities. The Biden-Harris administration has been incredibly vocal in its commitments to rebuilding the federal government’s fractured relationship with Indigenous communities since before taking office. During his campaign, Biden committed to “restoring tribal lands, addressing climate change,Continue reading “A leaky pipeline operates illegally on tribal land. Will the White House please speak up?”

Canada: Albertans in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s are ending up in ICU with COVID-19 faster than ever before

Intensive-care admissions reach new peaks, raising concerns over variants and long-term health effects More Albertans in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s are ending up in ICU with COVID-19 than ever before, according to a breakdown of data published by Alberta Health. This comes as case rates have soared among these age groups, most of whomContinue reading “Canada: Albertans in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s are ending up in ICU with COVID-19 faster than ever before”

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