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Saskatoon cop breaks ranks and quits after attending family freedom rally

Nathan Lynchuk said he serves the public in a different way now as he speaks to crowds at freedom rallies.




Little did police officer Nathan Lynchuk know a trip to take his kids to a rally would lead him to give up his badge and gun.

“I got a call from one of my superiors that I wasn’t allowed to come into work Monday because I had allegedly gone to an event. I didn’t deny it right off the go because I’m not ashamed of what I did. And I’m not gonna lie about what I did,” the Saskatchewan Police Service (SPS) officer told the Western Standard.

The April 24 outdoor event, which contravened public health orders, was billed as a “Children‘s Freedom Rally” in Saskatoon’s Kiwanis Park. A poster for the event said it featured hula hoops, jump rope, bubbles, and a magician. Yet Mayor Charlie Clark condemned the “dangerous activity” of the “super-spreader event” as “insidious,” “insane,” and “the last thing we need in our community.”

While Lynchuk brought his children to have fun, some of his colleagues were there in uniform to reroute traffic and ensure public health orders were enforced.

“Police officers, you have each other’s backs and their trust is everything. So when I saw that people were actually taking pictures of me there and everything and going to my higher-ups, not approaching me first — trust is gone there now.”

Lynchuk knew his time with Saskatoon Police Service had to end.

“I decided to quit, I wouldn’t say they pushed me out. At the end of the day, there would have still been a public hearing, everything in that regard. I just wanted to go out on my terms and get everyone to see things from my perspective rather than from theirs first because there was a leak to the media that on officer was at the … children’s event. And I wasn’t even walking around there saying I was SPS, anything of the sort. But they still were trying to make an example of me, I guess I wasn’t gonna have it.”

Lynchuk lives on a ranch near Saskatoon and will continue to make a living in agriculture. He might have kept a low profile thereafter except for a “pretty amazing” visit to the Whistle Stop Café in Mirror, AB.

“I was in Alberta to go pick up some goats for the farm, and I ended up stopping at the Whistle Stop. My family ate some burgers, just talked to some people. Ends up coming up that I was the officer who resigned, and it had already hit the paper. People started asking if I wanted to do interviews. I said, ‘Yeah I’ll tell my story. I’m not a cop anymore, what difference does it make right now?’”

Lynchuk said he serves the public in a different way now as he speaks to crowds at freedom rallies.

“I’m very uncomfortable with these kinds of things. I’m not a public speaker or anything. But someone had to do something, someone had to stand up. And I decided I couldn’t look my kids in the face and sit there, and say, ‘We’re living under communism’ within a few years or even sooner,” he said.

“I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself knowing that (my children) looked at me and said, ‘Dad, did you do anything?’ Can’t do it.”

At the Regina event on Saturday, local resident Josh Rees expressed his gratitude to Lynchuk and also spoke to the Western Standard.

“The average person leading by example goes a long way. But somebody in a position such as a police office who sees what’s happening and sees what the system is making him do to other people, and infringing on their rights, and then standing up and with integrity, saying, ‘I’m not participating in this anymore,’ then people watch that. And that’s the way that you change people’s behavior.”

Rees said he hopes his own example will make an impact, just like Lynchuk.

“That’s why I do it. I’m a local realtor. I can be in trouble for being here. But I don’t care. I’ll sell houses until they take my licence away. And then I’ll do something else.”

So far, Lynchuk doesn’t know any other cops who are willing to break ranks.

“A few guys in my service that I know are against this stuff and are against what’s happening. There’s 600 members. So. there’s some guys that I never even talked to, and they’re texting and showing support in that way. And they’re telling me to come over for coffee anytime,” Lynchuk said.

“Things are starting to catch fire here a little bit. But someone just needed to be that first guy to step up and do it. And that’s why I did it. I said, ‘They’re trying to dictate what I do with my family on my days off. And that’s not something I signed up for.’”

Harding is a Western Standard correspondent based in Saskatchewan

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  1. Capt'n Beeb

    May 24, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    That’s what I like to see. Someone actually looking out for the public and their family.
    I appreciate your courage. I wish there were more like you. Bunch of cowards.
    I trust GOD and his plan. We are living in terrible times. Not end times yet though…
    Love You ALL. (even those who do not know better and those with no common sense)

  2. Lynne Doucette

    May 18, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Thank you to him, you, and everyone else like you. I pray you both come out better than you would have otherwise. Keep sharing stories like this, and let people know how and where they can help.

  3. Kevin

    May 17, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    God on him for standing up, hopefully he joins the police on guard for thee to continue the fight and defend the people.

  4. Matt C

    May 16, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    What is scary is that if he had attended a BLM rally, I suspect that no one from the police service would have been taking photos.

  5. Karl Friesen

    May 15, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    You are absolutely correct. Shame on the Saskatoon Mayor and the Saskatoon Police Service…totally!

  6. Mars Hill

    May 15, 2021 at 1:42 am

    Nathan is a Canadian Patriot, because of people like him others are waking up to the fact that this won’t stop till we the people stop it. WWG1WGA keep praying and watch God move, things are not as they appear….For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it. Proverbs 2:21-22

  7. Woodrow George

    May 14, 2021 at 11:14 am

    The disgusting/no-backbone Saskatoon Mayor, Police Chief, et cetera are the useful idiots of the woke/progressive/marxist/antifa/blm domestic terrorists that are destroying our country.

  8. Left Coast

    May 14, 2021 at 10:44 am

    The Saskatoon Mayor, Police Chief and so many public figures are just way out of control.
    These people are either bat-chit too stoopid for understand the Virus and what is going on . . . or they are Closet Despots enjoying their time in the sun.

    None of these co-called “Leaders” ever call leaders of successful jurisdictions where they have done a much better job dealing with the CCP Virus. Why is that?

    Reality is . . . the insane Lockdowns should have stopped a YEAR AGO . . . the problem would have all but disappeared by now as it has in South Dakota, Florida, Texas and many other regions. But these loons just soldiered on . . . doing the same thing over & over while expecting a DIFFERENT Result. Einstein said that was the Definition of Insanity!

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CRTC trying to hang up on spoof calls

Caller ID spoofing occurs when callers hide or misrepresent their identity by displaying fictitious or altered phone numbers when making calls.




All those calls from the taxman and Canadian Border Services officials threatening to arrest you could soon be coming to an end thanks to new regulations from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

“Many Canadians are now able to determine which calls can be trusted thanks to a new technology aimed at combating spoofed calls named STIR/SHAKEN. Caller ID spoofing is frequently used in nuisance and fraudulent calls to mask the identity of the caller,” said the CRTC in a release.

“As of today, telecommunications service providers will certify whether a caller’s identity can be trusted by verifying the caller ID information for Internet Protocol-based voice calls. This new technology will help reduce the frequency and impact of caller ID spoofing. As service providers continue to upgrade their IP networks and offer compatible phones to their customers, more and more Canadians will be able to see the effects of STIR/SHAKEN.”

It’s believed up to 25% of all calls in Canada are scams.

The CRTC said Caller ID spoofing occurs when callers hide or misrepresent their identity by displaying fictitious or altered phone numbers when making calls.

“This new caller ID technology will empower Canadians to determine which calls are legitimate and worth answering, and which need to be treated with caution. As more providers upgrade their networks, STIR/SHAKEN will undoubtedly reduce spoofing and help Canadians regain peace of mind when answering phone calls,” said Ian Scott, CRTC CEO.

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SLOBODIAN: CBC’s list of woke words to help whites

Certainly, chiefs and elders running First Nations couldn’t manage without these buffoons sitting in a newsroom or office telling them some white guy saying the word tribe should deeply offend them.




If you’re easily offended grab a soother, a soft blankie, and go powwow with your spirit animal in a non-spooky safe space. 

This is not for the ultra-sensitive ever-hunting for ways to accuse “sexist, racist” meanies of inflicting immeasurable pain with their words that leave victims emotionally crippled.

CBC Ottawa journalists brainstormed with possibly phantom readers to compile a lame, tone-deaf list of racist words and phrases.

Of course, the savage list targets — you guessed it, insensitive white people viewed as black sheep in the La La Land where well-paid publicly-funded media fools obsess with skin colour — and sells them down the river.

Just when you think the divisive ghetto CBC tends to dwell in couldn’t-possibly-get-more-ridiculous, they conjure up this fine example of your approximately $1.5-billion tax dollars at work. 

Apparently, CBC consulted black, indigenous, and people of colour to find out what offends them. Nope, no white people. Doesn’t matter if anything offends them. They all apparently have a blind spot when it comes to tolerance, so they don’t matter.

“We ran some of the words by anti-racism and language experts, who said some of these phrases can be hurtful to various groups of people for their historical and cultural context,” said CBC.

Statues have been torn down, history is removed from school curriculums, innocent books are banned, and this is the historical content CBC uses, not to protect, but to create division and wounded feelings. 

Fellow taxpayers, we’re getting gypped with this wasteful CBC spending.

“It might be time to rethink your use of these phrases and remove them from your daily lingo. CBC Ottawa compiled a small list of words, submitted by readers and some of our journalists who are black, indigenous and people of colour,” said CBC.

The list includes ghetto, to sell someone down the river, brainstorm, blackmail, savage, spooky, gypped, powwow, crippled, tribe, black sheep, blindsided, first-world problem, spirit animal, lame, grandfathered in, and tone deaf.

So, what did the ‘experts’ say? Basically, white is bad. Really, very bad.

“The issue here is that these are all negative terms,” said Joseph Smith, an anti-racism trainer and educator. “It connotes evil, distrust, lack of intelligence, ignorance, a lack beauty — the absence of white.” 

He said the lowering of blackness in value was enhanced and pre-dated the transAtlantic slave trade. So white people walking Canadian streets who had nothing to do with that and are appalled by that are guilty? Got it.

Anti-racism trainer Jas Kalra, an inclusion and diversity coach, pointed out the tech industry is moving away from using whitelist and blacklist and adopting terms like block-list or deny-list. 

Great. And so now, the world is a better place.

According to CBC the word ghetto “implies a negative connotation toward people of a certain socio-economic class often associated with racialized groups.”  

What about the term white trailer-court trash people freely utter? If CBC feels any sympathy or outrage about those hurtful words, it neglected to say.

Ai Taniguchi, a linguist and an associate language studies professor with University of Toronto Mississauga, said words like spirit animal, powwow and tribe used by English speakers “can be a painful insult to indigenous communities.”

“If a non-indigenous person says ‘This is my tribe,’ I don’t think it’s OK, despite the fact that they’re using it presumably in a metaphorical way,” said Taniguchi.

“I didn’t know it was racist’ does not eliminate the pain of the hearer,” said Taniguchi. “As language users, we have the social responsibility to monitor the impact our utterances have on others, especially when it involves a marginalized group.”

Awww, isn’t it great that these helpless marginalized groups, most of whom are making it just fine on their own and getting along with their white neighbors and coworkers, have these condescending experts to protect them from racist slurs that aren’t meant to be racist slurs?

Certainly, chiefs and elders running First Nations couldn’t manage without these buffoons sitting in a newsroom or office telling them some white guy saying the word tribe should deeply offend them.

How would black Canadians even know what they are supposed to be wounded about without this expert help?

People make a living and derive superior self-satisfaction from creating and fueling division.

Really, who are the racists though? 

This has an anti-white stench all over it. And by feeling a need to ‘help’ marginalized groups understand what is offensive, these experts label them inferior.

Here’s another list of words and phrases that are harmful and highly offensive: CBC. Inclusion and diversity coaches. Fake lists of racial slurs.

Slobodian is the Senior Manitoba Columnist for the Western Standard

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BC prepares for more flooding as third ‘atmospheric river’ arrives

A series of warnings have been issued for sections of BC’s southern coast.




The arrival of a third storm in a series of atmospheric rivers is looming in BC, and officials say it may be the worst of the lot.

Massive rainfall is set to drench the southern BC coast — an area with a long history of flooding — including the Fraser Valley where 90 mm of rain is expected to fall on Tuesday and Wednesday, prompting crews in Abbotsford to set up tiger dams in vulnerable areas.

A tiger dam is a rubber dam that inflates with water, which can be set up in a few hours as opposed to sand barriers which can take days.

Vancouver is anticipating a manageable rainfall of 60 mm, while Squamish and the North Shore expect up to 120 mm.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Trans-Canada Highway — Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass, West Columbia, North Columbia, Kinbasket, and Yoho Park — Kootenay Park.

“Snow levels will rise to near 2000 metres tonight,” reads the statement.

“This will be accompanied by heavy rainfall on Wednesday. There is potential for increased runoff due to snowmelt and the heavy rain on Wednesday, increasing the risk of flooding.”

Weather in the mountains can change rapidly, posing severely hazardous driving conditions.

Heavy winds are also blowing through the Fraser Canyon.

“High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds,” reads the statement.

The Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt is expected to get 40-50 mm of rainfall which may “possibly impact vulnerable landscape and infrastructure.”

Inland sections of the Central Coast will also get soaked, including Bella Coola which will get up to 120 mm by Wednesday.

The coastal sections of the Central Coast, such as North Vancouver Island, and West Coast of Vancouver Island are anticipating 150 mm of rainfall by Wednesday causing concern for localized flooding in low-lying areas.

BC’s Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth has extended the state of emergency giving agencies such as the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Emergency Management BC, the RCMP, and others the ability to use extraordinary measures.

Within the extension is an order restricting fuel purchases.

“Non-essential vehicles” are limited to 30 litres of fuel per trip to the pump.

The order was initially set to conclude on December 1 but will now remain until December 14 at the earliest.

1990 vs 2021 Hwy. 1 in Abbotsford BC. (BC Archives/City of Abbotsford)

Reid Small is a BC-based reporter for the Western Standard

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