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Edmonton woman forced into isolation because of wrong COVID test

Pastor Chris Mathis wrote an emotional Facebook post Thursday night detailing what his wife, Nikki, had gone through when her flight from Dallas had arrived.

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An incorrect COVID-19 test in Dallas led to an Edmonton woman being detained the Calgary airport and being sent to a federal isolation facility.

Pastor Chris Mathis wrote an emotional Facebook post Thursday night detailing what his wife, Nikki, had gone through when her flight from Dallas had arrived.

Federal law states anyone returning to Canada must have had a negative COVID-19 test before they board their aircraft. Nikki said she went for a test in Dallas but the doctor administered the wrong one.

Despite that she was able to board her flight – it was only discovered the test was invalid when she landed.

Nikki, who was returning from a business trip to Dallas, had planned on driving to Edmonton where she would complete her 14-day quarantine.

She told Global she got a COVID-19 test at a U.S. health clinic, where the doctor offered her two test options.

“I said, ‘I need to have a test that shows I’m negative for COVID and can get on an airplane,” she told Global.

When she landed it was determined by Public Health Agency of Canada and Canada Border Services Agency officials she had received an antigen test, not the required molecular COVID-19 test, said Global.

“I was told, ‘We’re going to have to take you to a location to isolate in Calgary,’” Nikki said.

She is currently waiting at the isolation centre for the results of the proper test so she can continue her trip home.

She told Global she hopes her situation acts as a cautionary tale for anyone travelling.

“Now that I know there are two different tests… just make sure [the test you’re getting] is on the molecular level.”

Alberta Health Services issued a statement saying the issue was a federal one.

“There is a lot of information in social media today about international travel,” their statement said.

“However, these are the details on Alberta Health Services’ role in international travel border pilot enforcement: AHS has no involvement in travel restrictions or enforcement measures related to mandatory quarantine.

“Requirements, including isolation orders and public health orders for travellers entering Canada through Alberta, are set out by the Federal Government and enforced by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

“AHS has no authority or responsibility for detainment. We are a healthcare delivery organization.”

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
TWITTER: Twitter.com/nobby7694

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Editor 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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  1. Allen

    January 30, 2021 at 9:58 am

    They’ve been unfairly and obviously targeting Christians throughout this entire psyop. I feel for these two and their children.

  2. Watch-out for the Greener's

    January 30, 2021 at 3:03 am

    Trudeau’s great reset ?

    Now the Prime Minister gets tough on international travellers. Trudeau is closing the door 🚪 after the virus 🦠 has taken hold across Canada 🇨🇦.

    What I see is a cluster of people tripping over themselves to enforce a not well thought out COVID-19 international travel restrictions. That blame lays at the feet of Trudeau and the polls show it.

  3. Charles Martell III

    January 29, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    The PCR Test is a fraud . . . .Elon Musk got 4 tests in ONE DAY . . . . 2 Positive & 2 Negative

    50% False . . . .

    “The PCR test was invented by Kary Mullis in 1985 but it was never intended for detecting disease; it’s primary applications included biomedical research and criminal forensics.

    ““Scientists are doing an awful lot of damage to the world in the name of helping it. I don’t mind attacking my own fraternity because I am ashamed of it.”
    –Kary Mullis, Inventor of Polymerase Chain Reaction

  4. Rich ie

    January 29, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Check out Days Inn by Wyndham Calgary South
    3828 Macleod Trail SE,
    She may be there. This hotel is closed

    • Watch-out for the Greener's

      January 30, 2021 at 3:07 am

      Authoritarian snatch and grab with no regard to the spouse. Now I wonder who thought that up? Justin you got some explaining to do.

      • Greg Misquitta

        January 30, 2021 at 9:55 am

        The Couple have a STRONG LAWSUIT AGAINST:
        Trudeau, Hajdu, Theresa Tam, Kenney, Hinshaw. . .

        Hope the Ones AFFECTED by the Lockdowns – File a CUMULATIVE Class Action lawsuit AGAINST the Above Mentioned. . .

        In Ontario – AGAINST:
        Trudeau, Hajdu, Theresa Tam, Doug Ford, David Williams, Shyster Tory and his Miller Minions, Christine Elliott, Eileen De Villa, Vera Etches, Patrick Brown, Bonnie Crombie, Councils in Peel Region with their Chief Medical Officers and LIKEWISE in COBURG and like Jurisdictions – in BC and SK and MB and QC and Atlantic Canada.

        IN ALL CASES – “PERSONAL CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS” – AGIANST THE ABOVE MENTIONED INDIVIDUALS.

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Conservatives remove Twitter ad after outrage

The ad was an attack on the Justin Trudeau government’s vaccine rollout across the country.

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Erin O’Toole has admitted the Conservative Party was behind a social media ad that drew howls of disgust.

He confirmed the party took down the ad at the height of the outcry.

Conservative ad

The ad was an attack on the Justin Trudeau government’s vaccine rollout across the country.

This week, in the latest setback, several provinces announced they were halting second injections of the AstraZeneca vaccine over fears of blood clots.

The ad showed people celebrating summer after having two shots of vaccine entitled “Two Dose Summer.”

That photo was placed atop of one called “Trudeau Summer” showing what appears to be a COVID-19 victim in rough shape in hospital.

“I didn’t think attack adds in Canada could go lower than the infamous Chrétien “face ad”…they may have just done so,” said a Twitter user identified as Red Moose.

“Long ago I reached the conclusion that the CPC doesn’t want the electorate to take them seriously. Why can’t Canada have a credible opposition?” said Wally Kibler.

“When this is all over and we are finally able to live a normal life remember that Erin O’Toole and his team mocked our collective efforts, as a society, with childish and mean attack ads in an effort to score a political point,” said Adam Bolt.

When question Friday, O’Toole didn’t say whether or not he personally approved the ad.

But he did say the tweet detracted the serious discussion about vaccine supply and reopening plans, which is why it was removed

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/nobby7694

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BREAKING: CBC loses lawsuit against CPC for using clips in ads

The lawsuit alleged CBC clips used in CPC ads were “taken out of context and are edited and relied on to make partisan points for the benefit” of the party.

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The CBC has lost its lawsuit against the Conservative Party of Canada over its use of CBC material in ads during the 2019 federal election.

In October 2019, the CBC served notice it wanted the Conservative Party of Canada and its executive director, Dustin Van Vugt, to acknowledge the party “engaged in the unauthorized use of copyright-protected material.”

The lawsuit alleged CBC clips used in CPC ads were “taken out of context and are edited and relied on to make partisan points for the benefit” of the party.

The clips were taken from The National and from the “Power Panel” segment of Power and Politics.

“The CBC has not established that it has suffered some adverse impacts from the Respondents’ use of its Works in the ‘attack ads’, nor should such adverse impacts be assumed,” said the ruling by Federal Court Justice Michael L. Phelan.

“The CBC expresses concern that its material is being used in a non-partisan way which affects its journalistic integrity and damages its reputation for neutrality.

“There is no objective evidence of the likelihood of any reputational damage. After all the years of political coverage in multiple democracies, there was no evidence presented that a broadcaster’s segment disclosed in a partisan setting reflected adversely on the broadcaster.

“The role of the CBC itself has been a political topic. There may be situations in the future where the manner of use and distribution of CBC material may adversely affect the CBC – however, that is not the case here.

“Given the Court’s findings that the Respondents’ use of CBC copyrighted material was for an allowable purpose and was “fair dealing”, this matter must be dismissed with costs at the usual scale.”

The ruling delighted Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre.

“CBC was supposed to cover the Conservative Party fairly during the election. Instead, CBC was launching a failed lawsuit against the party. Today, CBC lost that lawsuit. They should apologize for launching it & reveal the legal bills they charged taxpayers,” he tweeted after the ruling.

“CBC sued to stop Conservatives from using footage showing Trudeau in a bad light. The state broadcaster was protecting Trudeau, not copyright. Remember that next time you see another glowing CBC story about the Prime Minister.”

You can read the courts full judgement here.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
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NDP slam UCP for keeping Legislature closed

Speaker Nathan Cooper said the ongoing closure was because of “ongoing health concerns arising from the pandemic.”

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Alberta’s NDP is blasting the UCP government of Premier Jason Kenney for extending a shutdown of the legislature because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“While millions of Albertans continue to go into work, Jason Kenney and his UCP MLAs are refusing to show up,” said NDP House Leader Christina Gray in a statement.

“We’re in the midst of a crisis and we have critical work to do.”

Debate in the house was set to resume Wednesday after an earlier shutdown, but the UCP pushed back the date until May 25.

Speaker Nathan Cooper said the continuing closure was because of “ongoing health concerns arising from the pandemic,” Cooper said in a memo.

“The opportunity for Members to vote virtually may be possible upon the resumption of the Spring Sitting the week of May 25th. To facilitate this, I will be hosting a number of training sessions next week. Further details will be provided to you on Friday.”

Earlier during the spring sitting, the province amended the standing orders to allow the option to adjourn the Assembly in response to public safety concerns.

The shutdown is in contradiction to what Kenney said in April.

“Millions of Albertans, thank God, still have jobs, show up every day and they expect us, their elected representatives, to do the same thing,” he said in the Legislature.

Kenney in April

The UCP Cabinet will continue to meet virtually and Legislative committees will also continue their work with MLAs participating remotely. 

If an emergency arises, MLAs can be called back.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/nobby7694

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