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LETTER: People fooled to thinking masks help stop COVID spread

Numerous studies have been conducted which showed the wearing of masks provided either no discernible difference in the spread or may even result in worse outcomes.

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RE: Alberta orders mandatory masks in schools for reopening

I am writing in regards to our current mask policy in Alberta. 

When the world first found out about the COVID-19 outbreak we were told by our so-called experts that it was NOT necessary for healthy individuals to be walking around with masks on.  Dr. Fauci in the US said: “Wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is.”

But in their infinite wisdom, our leaders decided that making people “feel better” was more important than being honest.  The truth about masks is that they do NOT provide protection against COVID-19! 

Numerous studies have been conducted which showed the wearing of masks provided either no discernible difference in the spread or may even result in worse outcomes.  Yet in spite of the science, our leaders have perpetuated this falsehood. 

For months now citizens of Alberta have been forced to strap a lie across their face to make others FEEL better!  Many of us know this is nothing more than virtue signalling!  When will leaders or the media start reporting the truth about that fact?

Longing for the freedom to breathe freely again,

L. Sheppard
Lacombe, AB

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  1. Josh

    May 12, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    If public health cared about saving lives they would not knowingly lower peoples oxygen levels to prevent a virus from causing lower respiratory infection (LRI). I’m not against masks–They have their place, but to use them to prevent LRI is absurd. In the Canadian Health and Safety procedures when dealing with the Hantavirus they recommend using a respiratory or supplied air to reduce chances of infection. Obviously this is not practical so the best course of action would have been to promote a healthy life style (Eat healthy, wash hands, Get enough sleep, exercise etc.) ,and protect the vulnerable if they request it. I think the biggest mistake Public Health has made is enforcement. With a recommendation you can at least say you made the best choices you could at the time.

  2. Left Coast

    April 20, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Masks are pretty much useless . . . but a great sign that you are Obedient to Authority!

    Why not ask an Expert . . . . Masks: The Science & Myths

    https://www.americasfrontlinedoctors.com/custom_videos/mask-myths/

    Dr. James Meehan, MD, testified: “Reports coming from my colleagues all over the world are suggesting that the bacterial pneumonia are on the rise” as a result of moisture collecting in face masks.

    Masks are toxic. Most masks and face coverings, including cloth, are made with toxic and carcinogenic chemicals, including fire retardant, fiberglass, lead, phthalates, polyfluorinated chemicals and formaldehyde which those wearing masks are forced to breathe in all day.

    Masks do NOT reduce infections. A CDC-funded review on masking in May 2020 concluded:

    Evidence from 14 randomized controlled trials of these measures did not support a substantial effect on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.”

    There were 17 eligible studies.…None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask⁄respirator use and protection against influenza infection,” states a research review in the journal Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. The data is in, and it shows that infections rose at the same or at an increased rate after mask mandates were instituted!

    The Dutch Minister for Medical Care, Tamara van Ark, stated:

    from a medical perspective there is no proven effectiveness of masks” (National Institute for Health, July 29, 2020)
    By making mask-wearing recommendations and policies for the general public, or by expressly condoning the practice, governments have both ignored the scientific evidence and done the opposite of following the precautionary principle,” writes Denis Rancourt, PhD in his 2020 paper “Masks Don’t Work”.

    This is now an accepted fact. SINCE MASKS ARE HAZARDOUS AND USELESS, IT IS IMMORAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL FOR ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY OR BUSINESS TO FORCE CITIZENS/EMPLOYEES/CUSTOMERS TO WEAR THEM.

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LETTER: Western Standard shouldn’t back rogue rodeo

A reader takes issue with the Western Standard advertising an unauthorized rodeo.

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RE: Alberta Rancher to hold an ‘End the Lockdowns Rodeo’

On behalf of the live events industry, and the venues that host them, with a pre-pandemic workforce of over 50,000, we ask that you reconsider your support for the upcoming rodeo, with spectators, planned as a lockdown protest, on May 1 and 2 in Bowden, AB. I am not writing to disagree with your opinion on ending Alberta’s restrictions on movement and gathering, I am writing to disagree with your timing and your motivation. Civil disobedience and editorial fueling of the flames when our (collected) industry is 5-7 weeks from events that will employ 1000’s is grandstanding at best and destructive at worst.

Underlying my opinion is a clear motivation by the Western Standard to derive revenue from ticket and advertising sales (as evident from your website). Is this the action of a publication whose motivation is to re-open the live events industry towards re-employment of 1000’s or simply a motivation for your Publication?

Quoting Homer Simpson ““It takes two to lie; one to lie, and one to listen.” Please stop the lie of genuinely speaking for a harmed industry, as people are listening.

Sol Zia is Executive Director of the Calgary Hotel Association

EDITORS RESPONSE: The Western Standard does not receive any ticket revenue from the ‘No More Lockdowns Rodeo’, and we stand by our editorial decision to support the peaceful gathering of people who do not support lockdowns.

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LETTER: Giede bring’s BC fight to a new generation

Western Standard is the best Bang for the Buck in news information! Keep up the good work!!!

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REMountain Standard Time with Nathan Giede

Watched the inaugural broadcast of Nathan Giede’s Mountain Standard Time from BC today. Great work.

As an old guy, I am so thrilled to see people of your generation getting hold of this confederation issue that has been talked about (or not) by generations before you.   

The west, including BC, has been getting screwed over by Ottawa for so long and it’s time to present them with a solution that includes the West, or we split.  The status quo cannot carry on.

Western Standard is the best Bang for the Buck in news information! Keep up the good work!!!

Dennis Richter
Red Deer, AB

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LETTER: Between Trudeau and O’Toole, idiocracy is here

Maybe the media could point out to these politicians they are truly ass-clowns.

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RE: O’Toole wants carbon tax placed on Chinese imports

Maybe the media could point out to these politicians they are truly ass-clowns. Erin O’Toole flip-flops on the carbon tax and now talks about tariffs on China which A) is counter to overall general conservative free trade values. (not that I support China, I say we wean off China altogether) and B) China would obviously retaliate.


Worse though is Johnathan Wilkinson who says we can’t act alone etc. Really? Strange considering Liberal policy and now Conservative policy to have a go-it-alone carbon tax and other punitive anti-resource extraction policies that the US and others DON’T HAVE! Why? Because we have to be world leaders in climate policy even if we bleed to death. But it’ll all be worth while if maybe we get honorable mention and J.T. goes sailing with Greta.

Idiocracy is truly upon us.

Ken Landrock
Smithers, BC

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