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Petition for Turk statue gobbling up hundreds of names

Turk has attained legendary status since 2019 when he started walking around Ramsay, even getting his own fan Facebook page as people followed his daily exploits

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Calgarians are petitioning to get a statue built of their favourite turkey Turk, who met a grisly end last week after being eaten by a coyote. So far, close to 800 people have signed on in support of the memorial statue. Turk has attained legendary status since 2019 when he started walking around Ramsay, even getting his own fan Facebook page as people followed his daily exploits. The onl

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Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Division of Western Standard New Media Corp. He has served as the City Editor of the Calgary Sun and has covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years. dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com

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Kenney leadership review to be held April 9 in Red Deer, in convention-style vote

The UCP board decided not to listen to demands from 22 constituency associations that wanted a review by March at the latest, said a Western Standard source close to the board.

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Editor’s note. Due to a typo, the initial version of the story said the review would be April 6. Sources say the vote will take place April 9. A pay-to-vote leadership review of United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney will be held April 9 in Red Deer, the Western Standard has learned. The UCP board decided not to listen to demands from 22 constituency associations that wanted a revi

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YouTube cancels Western Standard for reporting news story

“Your channel now has one strike,” said YouTube in the e-mail, adding Western Standard’s account has been suspended for one week.

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YouTube issued one strike against the Western Standard for reporting on a Calgary police officer who was put on leave for refusing the COVID-19 vaccinations. YouTube sent the notification via e-mail to Derek Fildebrandt, president and CEO of the Western Standard, on Wednesday, and stated the video included in the story violates YouTube’s “medical misinformation policy." “YouTube doesn

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Canada joins growing diplomatic boycott of Chinese 2022 Olympics

The countries say the move is to protest the human rights record of the Chinese government, especially when it comes to the minority Uyghur Muslim community.

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First, it was the US. Then Australia. Now Canada has joined the list of countries refusing to send diplomats or high-level officials to the Beijing Winter Olympics next year. The countries say the move is to protest the human rights record of the Chinese government, especially when it comes to the minority Uyghur Muslim community. Canadian athletes will still be allowed to compete. "For m

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