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Northcott announces he’ll put on Canada Day rodeo

It was an emotional Northcott who made the announcement, overcome at several points during his speech.

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The No More Lockdowns Rodeo wasn’t even finished when organizer Ty Northcott told the crowd to get ready for another one – on Canada Day.

Northcott told the crowd of about 2,000 at the rodeo on Sunday he will put on another one for Westerner Days on July 1.

It was an emotional Northcott who made the announcement, overcome at several points during his speech.

The No More Lockdowns Rodeo wrapped up Sunday afternoon after a successful two-day run near Bowden which drew about 2,000 fans each day.

Photo by Daryl Logan, Western Standard

Northcott, whose livestock business has been crippled by three COVID-19 lockdowns, put on the rodeo flouting the current restrictions. Northcott comes from a historic rodeo family and opened up his own livestock ranch in the late ’80s.

The event was held on a tract of land near town after pressure from the AHS and RCMP forced Northcott to move it from the Bowden Agriculture Society grounds.

Photo by Daryl Logan, Western Standard

The organizations had put enormous pressure on Northcott, and anyone associated with the event, to try and force them not to go ahead.

In his efforts to keep the AHS and RCMP guessing, Northcot didn’t publicly announce the location until 5 p.m. Friday, but “it’s somewhere close to Bowden.”

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

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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  1. Left Coast

    May 7, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Outdoor transmission is close to ZERO . . .
    if that were not the case much of Antifa & BLM would have been dead months ago . . . even a Target Store is safe, none of the Looters got sick.

    Too bad the Politicians & the Health Authorities are too stupid to figure that out . . . how about a lottery to pick the Lockout Number that is going to work? I say No. 9 !

  2. Ceebee

    May 7, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Throw him in jail. Anyone attending needs to be denied hospital care.

  3. Left Coast

    May 5, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Today’s chuckle . . .

    2021 Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s jockey John Velazquez turned down a White House invite today saying:

    “If I wanted to see a horse’s ass I would of came in second.”

    Hey Mike Adams . . . you still hiding under the bed to thwart the virus?

    I suspect you and Facts rarely meet . . .

  4. Declan Carroll

    May 5, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Not sure what is more absurd the fact that all the hospitals in Edmonton and Calgary are empty or the fact that you still blindly believe the governments lies. My advice to my fellow humans is to be mindful not to get trampled by the lemmings as they charge towards the cliff!

  5. Bridgit Frostad

    May 3, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    It was a wonderful event so wonderful to finally see people waking up

  6. Mike Adams

    May 3, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    This is absurd. Born and raised in Calgary, but have never had an interest in rodeos. They’re a boring, antiquated, form of entertainment with little redeemable value.

    Ridiculous event for a ridiculous crowd of ridiculous people with ridiculous opinions.

  7. Jim Blake

    May 3, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Are you at all ready to expose the truth that all of the “measures” are completely unnecessary and unscientific. There are completely affordable, safe, effective treatments that would end the crisis today if the Alberta government would expose the truth to media, to doctors and hospitals across the province.

    https://rumble.com/vgc6gd-doctor-known-for-hydroxychloroquine-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize.html

    I am a paying subscriber and I ask you to crack open the truth on a daily basis. We have archived articles, science, reports, expert interviews, etc from the last 14 months exposing all of the COVID draconian measures as completely unscientific and frankly criminal, since they were completely unnecessary and still are!

    Email me at jim@politicalaccountability to get serious about fighting for our liberty!

  8. Jim Blake

    May 3, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Gee, do stats even matter any more to people like the MPs who we pay huge salaries to? Maybe average Canadians will bother to read them for themselves and hold the high paid public servants accountable – https://www.jccf.ca/covid-stats/

  9. Baron Not Baron

    May 3, 2021 at 9:52 am

    I supported the first 2 days rodeo. I will buy the tickets again! It is about principles, folks.

  10. Bruce Logan

    May 3, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Fools!

  11. Zeb

    May 2, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Haven’t been to a rodeo in over 30 years. Not a cowboy, nor a christian. Just an angry man pissed the fk off with the lies and bullshit. I’ll be there for canaduh day.

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Lawyer blasts Alberta sports facilities for vaccine passport policies

“It is unlawful for your facility to implement REP (Restriction Exemption Program) for youth activities,” From said in his letter to facilities.

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Lawyer Derek From has sent a stern warning to sport facility operators Monday saying they are breaching the law by requiring parents and kids 12 and over to show their vaccine status.

A constitutional lawyer for 10 years with the Canadian Constitution Foundation, From is now in private practice at an Airdrie law firm.

From was retained by a group of parents who have kids enrolled in youth sports programs in Calgary and the surrounding area.

“It is unlawful for your facility to implement REP (Restriction Exemption Program) for youth activities,” From said in his letter to facilities.

REP allows businesses to either choose to operate as usual if they implement a vaccine passport program or limit their attendance to one-third of their fire code capacity and abide by a number of other public health restrictions.

“Youth sports are supposed to be out of scope for these mandates according to the latest public health order,” From said in an interview with the Western Standard.

Last Thursday, public health order #43-2021 was rescinded due to “bad faith behaviour on the part of businesses offering youth activities and rogue municipal governments seeking to increase and stiffen the restrictions enacted by the Government of Alberta,” From states in the letter.

In its place, order #45-2021 was enacted making it clear that youth activities are out of the scope of REP.  

“This means that facilities that house youth sports are not allowed to use (vaccine) passports. They have to opt out of the passport program,” From said.

However, Calgary city council passed a bylaw that came into effect September 23 forcing businesses eligible for the REP to participate without choice including recreation facilities.

Calgary bylaw 65M2021 says “any person aged 12 years and older must show identification and either proof of vaccination, proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or a medical exemption from vaccine letter.”

“With (Mayor Naheed) Nenshi running interference on this issue, a lot of people were turned away from a number of facilities over the weekend,” From said.

“Essentially, they (city council) have left no one any choice in the municipality of Calgary including hockey rinks, even though it falls out of scope according to the province. Now a bunch of other surrounding communities are falling in line.”  

The legal letter demands these facilities stop enforcing any REP-related restrictions associated with youth physical, performance or recreational activities, and begin to follow the clear direction set out by the Alberta government regarding what falls in and out of scope for the REP.

“Youth physical activity, performance activity and recreational activity, where all participants are under the age of 18” is listed as outside of the purview of REP. This means that REP is not available for implementation in association with such activities,” the letter states.

“Thousands of parents are ready to have this fight for their kids across the province,” From said.

“If the letters aren’t enough to change the course for these facilities, we will start suing rinks and even the city (Calgary).”

From said he was sending the letter to Nenshi and Calgary council Monday.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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WATCH: Pawlowski arrested at Calgary airport

Pawlowski was handcuffed and taken away by Canadian Border Service Agency members when he landed back in Calgary via a private plane Monday afternoon.

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Controversial Calgary Pastor Artur Pawlowski is back behind bars again.

Pawlowski was handcuffed and taken away by Canadian Border Service Agency members when he landed back in Calgary via a private plane Monday afternoon.

He had been out of the country for four months.

Details on why he was taken into custody haven’t been revealed.

Pawlowski has been repeatedly ticketed and jailed for breaking provincial COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

He has recently been on a speaking tour in the US.

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Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
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Norway goes back to life as usual before COVID

Next to Denmark and Britain, Norway joins a growing number of countries who are lifting all COVID-related domestic restrictions.

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Norway lifted all remaining COVID-19 restrictions this weekend in an effort to return to normal.

“Now the time has come to return to a normal daily life,” said Erna Solberg, Norways’s prime minister at a press conference.

Neither vaccination status nor a negative test result was required for citizens to enter nightclubs and restaurants which saw throngs of people heading to their favourite hangouts en masse.

Saturday marked the first time capacity limits were lifted in bars and restaurants in more than 500 days. Revellers young and old took to the streets with rowdy celebrations.

Next to Denmark and Britain, Norway joins a small but growing number of countries who are lifting all COVID-19-related domestic restrictions. Sports venues, bars, restaurants and other businesses will be permitted to return to full capacity and will no longer require social distancing or masking.

According to the Institute of Public Health, Norwegian vaccination rates sit around 76% for one dose and 67% are considered fully vaccinated.

Solberg still encouraged citizens to get vaccinated and said those who contract COVID-19 will still be required to self-isolate to avoid transmission.

“Even though everyday life is now back to normal for most people, the pandemic is not over,” Solberg said.

Although some restrictions will remain in place for those arriving in Norway from countries with higher rates of infection, travel restrictions will also be lifted, the government said.

“In short, we can now live as normal,” Solberg said.

Denmark was the first country in the European Union (EU) to lift all corona virus restrictions on September 10.

“The vaccines and the great efforts of all of Denmark’s citizens over such a long period are the foundation for why we are going strong,” Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said on Twitter just before the country opened up.

After seeing nearly three-quarters of adults fully vaccinated and experiencing low rates of infection and death in August, the Danish Health Authority declared the virus is “no longer a critical threat to society.”

Britain lifted much of its COVID-19-related restrictions over the summer.

As of September 23, more than 48 million people in the UK have received their fist does – 89% of those over 16 years old. A total 82% of the population or 44 million people 16 and older have been double jabbed.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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