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BC boy, 13, denied medical treatment because he wasn’t vaccinated

No exceptions were made for the boy who is barely over the age of 12.

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A 13-year-old boy was denied medical treatment at a walk-in clinic in Enderby, BC, due to not being vaccinated, Castanet is reporting.

The boy, who turned 13 in April, injured his wrist while skateboarding. His mother, Kate Stein, called the only walk-in clinic in town to make sure there was space available. She was told there was indeed space but the doctor would not see anyone unvaccinated.

No exceptions were made for the boy who is barely over the age of 12, and Stein was told by the receptionist to take him to the emergency room at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in nearby Salmon Arm.

“I was blindsided by that. I feel as a family we have been doing everything to support our health-care system, to protect ourselves, and my kids are being penalized,” said Stein.

“We are being pushed to the side, and that is really disturbing.”

Reid Small is a BC correspondent for the Western Standard
rsmall@westernstandardonline.com
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  1. Doug Shortt

    September 29, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Should have his license revoked

  2. Joe Bishop

    August 31, 2021 at 8:55 am

    This is against all ethics and morality!

  3. Gordon Wereley

    August 30, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Maybe that Doctor needs to be reminded of the oath he took when he became a medical Doctor.
    http://rjoy4u.org/modernhippocraticoath.pdf

  4. Robert Lang

    August 30, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    Physicians working during a pandemic may contemplate terminating their relationship with certain patients. However, an abrupt severance of the physician–patient relationship could result in a negligence suit, if it causes injury to the patient that would have been foreseeable to a reasonable physician.

    The Mother now has a civil claim and can contact a lawyer. She can also file a formal complaint with BC Health Services who will investigate. She can also file a complaint with the local R.C.M.P. , as this is a criminal charge under the Canadian Health Act, subsection, Medical Negligence.

  5. Baron Not Baron

    August 30, 2021 at 10:45 am

    BC residents stop paying taxes if you don’t have access to services. Easy

  6. Donald KEVIN Lafayette

    August 30, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Actually, this makes perfect sense.

    If the government can deny you private health insurance, then they can deny you treatment as well. If Trudeau’s Charter can force one to wax the Lady Globes of a biological male, then anything is possible.

    This is what rule by men, vs rule of law looks like. Remember and teach your children. Analyze how we got here. Chart a course back to where we want to be.

    Be there in person to count the votes election day.

  7. Dennis

    August 30, 2021 at 8:27 am

    This is surely a case for the Justice Centre to send this so called Doctor packing his sorry ass down the road. Well Done Mr. Horegan and Bonnie Commie.

  8. Left Coast

    August 28, 2021 at 11:14 am

    CDC Data Highlights COVID Vaccination is More Dangerous than COVID Infection for Young Adults

    According to the CDC data for every 100,000 young people vaccinated 700 will require medical care and 200 will be hospitalized. Put another way, 200 young people will suffer side-effects that require hospitalization for every 100,000 vaccinations administered. However, also according to the CDC data, the CDC estimates that only about 50 out of 100,000 adolescents have EVER been hospitalized for Covid-related illness.

    That means the rate of hospitalization from the COVID vaccine is four times greater than the rate of hospitalization from exposure to the virus itself.

    Why would any young person in their right mind increase their risk of hospitalization by taking the vaccine?

    Alex Berenson dove into the CDC analysis after the CDC study was made public [SEE HERE].

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/vaccines-reasons-for-concern-569

  9. Chris

    August 28, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Trudeau wants 7500 new doctors put into our system. The college of physicans keeps the Canadian student numbers strategically low so they can demand high wages.

    I assume we can count on more third world WHO complient doctors to work in clinics thoroughout Canada where Canadian doctors won’t work, lol.

  10. K

    August 28, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Wow, incredible tyranny. A 13 year old is still a child. Who are the imbeciles enforcing these anti-logic dictates?

  11. Seven-Zero-One

    August 28, 2021 at 5:59 am

    BC Communist.You voted 4 scum.You get scum service/ denied!Don’t complain enjoy NDP

  12. Andrew Red Deer

    August 28, 2021 at 5:32 am

    This Doctor should be fired and his license to practice medicine terminated.

  13. Steven

    August 27, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Sounds like a poor excuse. A walk-in with a broken wrist would take up a lot of the doctors time. After all it’s a clinic. Push as many patients through in 10 -15 minute increments. That’s what I’m thinking. Socialist NDP why do you keep voting for them BC?

    Personally, I think by going to Emerge the young lad would get better care.
    18 minutes from Enderby to the Shuswap Lake Gen Hospital Emerge
    28 minutes from Enderby to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Emerge

  14. Pamela Bridger

    August 27, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    What does a broken wrist have to do with Covid? I am all for a private and public system if that is where this is going, but I’ll not paybtaxes into it.

  15. berta baby

    August 27, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    See these politicians are no different than the southern Democrats who made slaves use the back door … this is a humans right violation based on an gene therapy … which is filled with metallic substances see Japan .

    Gross nazi doctors

  16. John Lankers

    August 27, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Similar story from Ireland. Both countries, Israel and Ireland, have been added to the list of high risk regions for travellers by several European countries.

  17. Left Coast

    August 27, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    New Israeli Study Finds Fully Vaccinated People are at “Greater Risk of Hospitalization” and 13 TIMES MORE LIKELY to Catch Covid-19
    Than Those Who Have Recovered and Have Natural Immunity

    A new study out of Israel has seemingly confirmed that individuals who have natural immunity have better protection against the NEW DELTA VARIANT than people who are fully vaccinated.

    The team of researchers, from Maccabi Healthcare and Tel Aviv University, published their study earlier this week to medRxiv.org.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/new-israeli-study-finds-fully-vaccinated-people-greater-risk-hospitalization-13-times-likely-catch-covid-19-recovered-natural-immunity/

    If this is correct . . . the ramifications for our inept Politicians are huge . . .

  18. Left Coast

    August 27, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Sue that useless Dr. . . . what a clown.

    Seems there are many Drs in BC who have no idea what has been going on for the last 2 years . . . why are they so stupid and out of touch? Many I have come across still believe the PCR Test is a Real Test, in spite of the fact it can’t tell one Corona Virus from another.
    These fools also believe the mRNA shot is a Vaccine in spite of the fact that the inventor says it is Gene Therapy.

    Running into Drs like this is like taking you car to the shop and meeting a Model A mechanic . . . lol

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Chu wants meeting with Gondek ‘to tell the truth’

Mayor-elect Jyoti Gondek told a city hall press conference she will not swear Chu in, when council meets for the first time on Monday.

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Embattled Calgary Ward 4 Coun. Sean Chu wants to sit down with incoming mayor Jyoti Gondek to plead his case about a sexual incident 24 years ago.

Gondek said Thursday she will refuse to swear in Chu during the first council meeting on Monday.

“I want her to hear the whole truth. I will provide that to her,” Chu told reporters at a press conference.

Chu also offered to sit down with other incoming council members — most of whom are calling for him resign — to explain his side of the story.

“I always work with anybody but they have only heard media reports … some of which has been untruthful,” said Chu.

“I will sit down in private with them and answer any question they have.”

He added he thought it would be a judge who does the swearing-in.

“I was duly elected by the people of Ward 4. I told the truth,” he said, adding was surprised at the amount of support he has received from Ward 4 voters in e-mails and letters.

Chu said this would be his last election as he was a proponent of term limits for councillors at three terms.

“The Sean Chu situation continues to get more disturbing,” Gondek said prior to the press conference.

“This is a travesty for the young woman that was courageous enough to come forward … she needs to have this taken seriously, and he needs to resign in order for that to happen.

“[Chu] can absolutely show up. He won’t be sworn in by me.”

In his only interview so far, Chu had told the Western Standard on Tuesday he had no intention of resigning, but did apologize to a woman he had a sexual encounter with 24 years ago.

Since then, pressure has mounted with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Gondek, most of the incoming council, and even local Conservative MPs all saying Chu should resign.

At the press conference, Chu apologized to the woman who was involved in the original incident and his family.

“My daughter is crying a lot. My children are going through a lot,” Chu said, asking for his family’s privacy.

“I’ve had CTV camping out at my house.”

Chu confirmed other details he told the Western Standard during the exclusive interview on Tuesday.

City of Calgary officials confirmed Chu won the election race in Ward 4 by a mere 52 votes after allegations surfaced last week of his involvement in August of 1997 with a girl who was just 16 at the time.

“This was nothing but a political assassination,” said Chu.

Chu, who has represented Ward 4 since 2013, also fired back at some media reports which he claims were completely wrong.

Chu, then a serving Calgary Police Services officer, said he met the unidentified girl at a pub near Macleod Tr. and 94 Ave.

At some point in their interaction, Chu caressed the girl’s leg, an incident that later earned him a letter of reprimand on his file.

Chu said the girl seemed interested in him so when he was off duty he changed into civilian clothes and went back to the pub to meet the girl.

The evening continued with Chu and the girl eventually heading to his home.

Chu “categorically” denied media reports that a gun was produced during the evening at his home. He said he checked his service weapon in at the police’s traffic office when he signed off duty.

He said at the home, the two had consensual foreplay before she asked to go home.

Chu also addressed a 2008 fight with his wife that ended with police responding and seizing a firearm.

The incident happened in February 2008, when Chu was running in a provincial election for the Progressive Conservatives in Calgary-Buffalo.

He said his wife ran to a neighbour’s after a verbal argument. Chu said his now ex-wife never intended to call police, but the neighbour did.

After consultation with the Edmonton Crown, no charges were laid.

“This was at the lowest point of my life,” Chu said, adding he sought mental health help after it.

“I have never threatened or harmed my wife or children.”

Chu served as a Calgary police officer from 1992 until he was elected in 2013.

During the investigation, Chu underwent a lengthy lie detector test asking him questions about consent and if a weapon was used. Chu said he passed all the tests.

Premier Jason Kenney described the allegations as “appalling,” but said he didn’t think there was any way for the province to remove a councillor who hasn’t been convicted under the Criminal Code.

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

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WATCH: Vancouver restaurant served closure order for non-compliance with ‘Public Health Act’

“The operator is intentionally allowing the congregation of unvaccinated individuals at the establishment,” wrote the closure order.

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Another BC restaurant has been ordered to close its doors in the name of public health.

“I’m a mother of four,” restaurant owner Rebecca Matthews pleaded with health officials and police.

Corduroy Restaurant — nestled in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood — has been offering service to customers without checking their vaccination status against COVID-19.

Under the BC Vaccine Card, people are required to show proof-of-vaccination against COVID-19 in order to access a variety of settings, such as dining.

In response to Corduroy having potentially committed the crime of serving unvaccinated customers, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH) sent environmental health officer Ryan Hammel — accompanied by Vancouver police — bearing a closure order for non-compliance on Wednesday.

“The operator is intentionally allowing the congregation of unvaccinated individuals at the establishment,” wrote the order, whilst listing off several more “health hazards,” such as “failing to comply with the Face Coverings Order.”

The closure order — signed by VCH medical officer, Dr. Michael Schwandt — says the establishment must remain closed until authorized by a medical officer.

Matthews told the Western Standard health officials showed up at her restaurant on Tuesday morning to “investigate some complaints.”

On Wednesday, Hammel served the closure order.

WATCH: https://www.instagram.com/p/CVQ1f8nhN2m/

“They wouldn’t even discuss anything with me,” said Matthews.

“We reduced our hours, we started doing counter service … these are all things that are — according to the provincial health orders — considered safe.”

Matthews said she’s looking into the closure order to determine how best to proceed.

“I have a family, but at the same time we still want to create a space for people that don’t have anywhere else to go … so we’re just trying to navigate the next steps in the best way for everybody, including my family. Our plan is not to just go away,” she said.

Wednesday is not the first time Corduroy has taken a hit for defying provincial health orders, as its license was suspended six months ago for offering in-person dining, when no such thing was permitted.

During a September 20 staff forum, the Chief Medical Health Officer of VCH, Dr. Patricia Daly, said vaccine passports in settings such as Corduroy’s are not intended to prevent transmission.

“The vaccine passport requires certain people to be vaccinated to do certain discretionary activities such as go to restaurants, movies, gyms … not because these places are high risk,” said Daly.

“We’re not actually seeing COVID transmission in these settings, it’s really to create an incentive to improve our vaccination coverage.”

A Go Fund Me has been set up for Matthew’s by a verified third party to cover legal fees so Corduroy can “continue to stand up for the rights of their patrons, their medical privacy and choice.”

Reid Small is a BC correspondent for the Western Standard
rsmall@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/reidsmall

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Gondek appoints controversial Carter as chief of staff

He received $130,000 in severance for his six months as chief of staff for Alison Redford.

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Incoming Calgary mayor Jyoti Gondek has appointed Stephen Carter, formerly Premier Alison Redford’s chief of staff and Naheed Nenshi campaign manager, as her own chief of staff.

Carter masterminded Gondek’s campaign and saw her come from well back in early election polls to an eventual easy victory over rival Jeromy Farkas.

Carter in February also threatened to sue the Western Standard when it published a story about a former Calgary city councillor filing an official complaint with Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer alleging Gondek used third-party funds to pay for a city-wide brochure mail-drop.

Almost immediately after publishing, Carter threatened Western Standard News Editor Dave Naylor with a lawsuit. He tweeted:

“That was quick: Ok. You will be getting a letter from our lawyer shortly. Straight to Jono? Does he defend you as well?”

We told Carter that any further correspondence should be directed to our lawyers. 

He then took to Twitter to brag about his impending lawsuit to shut the Western Standard up. 

Carter never followed through on his threats.

Carter was once famously referred to as “Chief of Stiff” by the Calgary Sun after he become embroiled in a scandal where he didn’t pay his bills.

The Sun reported a company owned by Carter, Carter McRae Events, “owes more than $600,000, most of it to the University of Calgary, and hasn’t coughed up a cent in court-ordered judgments.”

He resigned from Redford’s staff and received $130,000 in severance for his six months work.

Stephen Carter (photo credit: Calgary Sun)

“If that’s the full amount, that’s still pretty eye-popping,” said Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith at the time.

“A six-figure severance for six months worth of work? An employee who voluntarily leaves should not get severance at all. This certainly doesn’t happen in the private sector.”

Carter, who had been Redford’s strategist in the 2011 Tory leadership race, became her chief of staff when she took office in October of that year.

He was also the mastermind behind Nenshi’s unexpected election victory 11 years ago.

Gondek also announced Amie Blanchette as deputy chief of staff, Catherine Seymour as operations manager and Allison Bates as communications advisor.

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