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BC tells Alberta no can do, about ICU beds for COVID patients

“We will not be able to assist with taking patients at this time.” —B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix




It was a big fat “no” from B.C. legislators when asked to take hospital patients from Alberta.

The westernmost province told its eastern neighbour it cannot take ICU patients because of its own health-care demands.

“Given the current demands on B.C.’s health-care system, we will not be able to assist with taking patients at this time,” said B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix in a statement Thursday after a meeting of B.C. and Alberta health officials.

In the short statement, Dix also said: “We have told Alberta that if there are things we can do to support them, we will. And if we can take patients on in the future, we will.

Dix, noting “we are in a global pandemic,” and added: “We salute Alberta’s health-care workers, and all health-care workers who are working tirelessly to care for patients and protect people and communities in the face of great challenge.”

Alberta’s health system is teetering on collapse with 269 patients in an intensive-care system set up for 173.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney appealed for help from the other provinces, by taking some ICU patients or sending front-line health workers to Alberta.

Ontario offered to accept patient transfers if needed, said Dr. Verna Yiu, head of Alberta Health Services (AHS), and Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey offered to aid in a tweet.

Newfoundland and Labrador also offered help to Alberta.

B.C. reported 706 new cases of COVID on Thursday, as well as four deaths linked to the illness, bringing the death toll to 1,877.

B.C. Health said there are currently 5,844 active infections across the province with 291 people in hospital, including 134 in intensive care.

In Alberta— which is facing a devastating fourth wave with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country—large numbers of non-urgent surgeries were cancelled because hospital staff are reassigned to COVID-19 care.

BC told Alberta that if there are things it can do to support the beleaguered province in the future, it will attempt to do so.

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  1. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    September 20, 2021 at 10:56 am

    What decision is the most stupid; A shortage of nurses is compounded by AHS firing nurses who won’t take the shot.The managers and middle managers in the AHS should be put on the unemployment line and the high wages saved handed to the health care workers in bonuses . Talk about a bad taste in you mouth how about telling taxpayers just how much we have squandered on these cockwombles.That might make us feel better.

  2. berta baby

    September 19, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Lies and fear lies and fear…. Welcome to the new world order , capitulation is the goal . Every election will be cloaked under a health order .

    Vaxxed and protected yet terrified of the healthy.

    I will be more at ease if I know everyone is vaxxed around me…. Then and only then will I be safe .

    As they remove the definition of vaccine from provideing immunity to providing protection.

    The most fearful in the bunch are the vaxxed why would I want to join that group?

  3. Greg Porter

    September 18, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    We’re pushing 2 yrs of covid, and are only set up to handle 173 ICU patients in a province with 4.5 mill people? Complete failure on our Alberta Government and the top echelon of the AHS.

  4. Theresa Bieraugle

    September 18, 2021 at 11:31 am

    173 ICU beds for all of Alberta?? Dr. Yiu and all of her VP’s should be fired!!!

  5. Patricia Lineker

    September 18, 2021 at 10:20 am

    According to their own website, AHS has 8500 acute care beds. Of which 98.5% are open.
    Emergency beds are 98.6% open of 1200.

  6. Andrew Red Deer

    September 18, 2021 at 6:41 am

    Quote directly from AHS ” AHS has 106 acute care hospitals, five stand-alone psychiatric facilities, 8,513 acute care beds, 27,973 continuing care beds/spaces including 257 community palliative and hospice beds/spaces, 2,840 addiction and mental health beds/spaces, plus equity partnership in 40 primary care networks.”
    PLEASE NOTE 8513 ACUTE CARE BEDS not 173. there is no EMERGENCY.

  7. Chris

    September 18, 2021 at 1:09 am

    My friend took his mother to a empty covid vaccine clinic. 60 nurses standing around with nothing to do. 6 RCMP officers provided security while standing in the corner?

    Forcing doctors and nurses to quit and blaming it on covid while beds sit empty, give me a break.

  8. Seven-Zero-One

    September 17, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    When Communist from BC block pipelines from Alberta .Is that reflection of Canadian illusion of unity?

    When East Canada is buying Saudi oil. Is that reflection of Canadian illusion of unity?

    When BC is refusing to provide few ICU;s {not sure Alberta needs any} Is that another reflection of Canadian unity?

  9. R3

    September 17, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Kenney had 18 months to create more ICU beds and he failed.
    Instead he wasted millions of dollars testing with the useless PCR to create “cases”.
    Then, he lied and lied and lied some more.
    I can’t believe I trusted that man.

  10. Deb

    September 17, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Canada should take a lesson from El Salvador. If this pandemic was really about saving lives they would be doing this. https://www.bitchute.com/video/j5Lm2SRWegK0/

  11. Left Coast

    September 17, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Adrian “If I only had a brain” Dix is dangerous to the well being of all . . .

    The Plandemic is a Scamdemic . . .


  12. Left Coast

    September 17, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    “B.C. reported 706 new cases of COVID on Thursday, as well as four deaths” ?

    So BC had 4 deaths . . .
    we know the “Cases” is FAKE NEWS . . . the PCR Test cannot identify the Wuhan Virus . . . only Corona Viruses . . . all of them including Covid.

    291 in Hospital in BC . . . almost 200 hospitals = 1.5 people per hospital.

    So 5 Million are Masking & following insane orders because 4 people died today?

    Every year 38,000 people DIE in BC . . .

    Too bad the Alberta & BC Govt can’t figure out that giving sick people HCQ or Ivermectin early would keep 100s out of the Hospital. Maybe at the 2 year mark they will figure this out!

  13. Declan Carroll

    September 17, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    “teetering on collapse with 269 patients”. I pay huge taxes into this garbage system we call Canada and the best the government can do for a population of 5 million people is 269 beds. I am outraged and appalled. This is not my problem this is governments problem. They had 2 years to get their act together and hire more staff. They could have trained volunteers on a covid protocol like level 3 first aid and took care of business if short on cash. They could have done a million things to fix this. Instead they fired the nurses and then infringed upon the Charter Of Rights and Freedoms. Total disgrace! Kenney is a loser and he needs to sent packing immediately!

  14. Susan Grant

    September 17, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    How many beds can be turned into icu? Further more 20 MONTHS OF SABOTAGE AND INCOMPETENCE.

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Four Alberta doctors file lawsuit againt AHS and Yiu over forced vaccination

“The Plaintiffs oppose being forced against their will to be vaccinated without their informed consent as mandated by AHS,” the statement of claim reads.




A statement of claim was filed Friday against Alberta Health Services (AHS) and President and CEO of AHS, Dr. Verna Yiu by four Alberta doctors opposed to vaccination mandates.

“The Plaintiffs oppose being forced against their will to be vaccinated without their informed consent as mandated by AHS,” the statement of claim reads.

“Further, the Plaintiffs are opposed to disclosing their private health information or have disclosed their private health information with respect to their vaccination status against their will under threat of termination or unpaid long-term leave.”

The statement of claim says the plaintiffs are also concerned the COVID-19 vaccines are “experimental and have not undergone sufficient long-term safety observation,” and claim the ingredients for the vaccines have yet to be fully disclosed.

Plaintiff Dr. Joanna Moser is an anesthesiologist in Calgary and Red Deer and has had severe allergies to past vaccines. Moser is concerned about the risks she faces not knowing what the full list of ingredients are and fears having an adverse reaction to the shot but has been denied an exemption.

The legal filing also highlights the doctors’ concerns that “the COVID-19 vaccines do not provide full immunity,” and may only “lessen the severity of symptoms or potentially reduce the risk of hospitalization.”

In addition to citing numerous Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms violations and medical references disputing the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, the statement of claim also says the doctors are facing “discrimination” and have suffered “vilification and extreme ill-will” as a result of “false public statements” that the “unvaccinated are to blame for the pandemic.”

 Local lawyer, Jeffrey Rath of Rath & Company filed the statement of claim on behalf of his clients Friday afternoon and intends to file an injunction application on Monday.

“We’re filing the injunction to provide temporary relief for our clients and others while waiting for this to get to trial,” said Rath in an interview with the Western Standard.

“The injunction will bring broad-based relief to all those unvaccinated within AHS on the basis that it’s creating a toxic work environment and is willfully creating contempt and hatred towards unvaccinated staff members.”

An injunction, if successful, would force the vaccine mandates to be put on hold until the claim is finally determined.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

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Banned BC doctor claims COVID ‘the greatest propaganda campaign in human history’

“This is a pandemic caused by the vaccinations and were talking about high school level biology,” said Dr. Nagase.




The current COVID-19 crisis is because of a “pandemic caused by vaccination,” said banned Dr. Daniel Nagase, in an exclusive interview with the Western Standard.

Nagase, a B.C. doctor who came under fire for giving patients an unapproved treatment for COVID-19 while working in Alberta hospitals, has been relieved of his duties in September and is no longer permitted to work in Alberta Health Services facilities.

Early October, a video of Nagase speaking at an event commemorating the anniversary of the Nuremburg Trials went viral with his account of working in an Alberta hospital treating COVID-19 patients with Ivermectin, which is also used in agriculture settings.

Western Standard exclusive interview with Dr. Daniel Nagase

The Western Standard shared the video and subsequent tweets from AHS about the incident.

“All physicians — including temporary locums — are governed by AHS’ medical bylaws when working in an AHS facility. Under these bylaws, there are expectations for all physicians to follow regarding unapproved use of medical therapy,” said AHS.

Nagase said he is not against vaccines, but said “there’s never been anything like this given to humans,” referencing the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

“Medically speaking, scientifically speaking, this is a lot closer to gene therapy than it is other vaccines that have been put out in history,” Nagase said adding he has not had a COVID-19 shot yet.

Nagase said his life has been turned upside down since he began to speak out about his experience being relieved of duty for treating COVID-19 patients with Ivermectin, but added, “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Since his message has gone viral on social media, Nagase said he’s been able to reach more people with his message that “Ivermectin is a safe medication for coronavirus 19.”

Nagase has researched trials in other countries and said, “in every single one of those studies, Ivermectin worked. In moderate COVID and mild COVID mortality is reduced to zero.”

Also concerning to Nagase is that doctors are being prevented from treating patients as they would have been able to in the past.

“What they did is something that has never been done in 200 years of medical history. They banned doctors from trying a medication and banned patients from receiving it,” said Nagase of how Ivermectin was prohibited from being prescribed and used to treat COVID-19 in Canada.

Nagase has been banned from hospital practice in all AHS facilities, but is still able to practice if he opened his own office. However, Nagase said as of Monday, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta has asked him to voluntarily withdraw his licence.

“And usually when they demand you voluntarily withdraw your licence, it’s because they are leading up to involuntary revocation of your license,” he said.

Nagase also slammed the Alberta government for its handling of the health crisis.

“It has been completely anti-science,” Nagase said who went on to explain “when healthy people wear masks, you are actually driving the evolution for any virus to overcome that mask.”

“This is a pandemic caused by the vaccinations and were talking about high school level biology.

“I’m worried that we are living through the greatest propaganda campaign in human history,” Nagase said when asked why he believes there is such conflicting information around the pandemic.

When asked how he would have handled dealing with the pandemic, Nagase said, “two weeks to flatten the curve and that’s it. Isolate only the people that are at high risk of dying — that’s all.”

Nagase is in Calgary speaking at the Freedom Talk conference running Friday and Saturday. Details on the conference are here.

For those not on Facebook, the video will also be available here on Rumble.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

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BC Liberals refuse to accept Gunn as leadership candidate

“LEOC concluded that to approve Mr. Gunn’s candidacy would be inconsistent with the BC Liberal Party’s commitment to reconciliation, diversity and acceptance of all British Columbians,” said the party in a statement.




BC Liberals have told Aaron Gunn he will not be allowed to stand as a candidate for the leadership of the party.

“After a thorough review of Mr. Gunn’s statements on social media, both public and private, and after having provided Mr. Gunn with the opportunity to respond to concerns raised by certain of those statements, LEOC concluded that to approve Mr. Gunn’s candidacy would be inconsistent with the BC Liberal Party’s commitment to reconciliation, diversity and acceptance of all British Columbians,” said the party in a statement.

Gunn was less than pleased with the decision.

“Today, it became clear that conservatives, and all British Columbians who believe in common sense and freedom of speech, are no longer welcome in today’s BC Liberal party. I will be releasing a full statement later today, but rest assured, if you think this fight is over, you couldn’t be more wrong,” he tweeted.

Gunn tweet

“mm 7 unelected, non-Indigenous insiders decided my candidacy would be inconsistent with “reconciliation”… Meanwhile, it was ACTUALLY supported by the only Indigenous person in the race,” he tweeted.

“Imagine being so entitled and arrogant that you believe a small group of unelected insiders should decide the future direction of a political party and not its democratic membership.”

Gunn announced on October 9 he would try and run for the leadership.

“I’m tired of sitting on the sidelines … the policies being enacted are the antithesis to common sense,” Gunn told an enthusiastic crowd assembled at the Greek Community Centre in Saanich — a municipality of the Greater Victoria area — moments ago.

“For too long, politicians have promised us one thing, but failed to deliver once in power … under the NDP things have gotten worse,” he said, referring to John Horgan’s government.

“I think it’s time for a change, I think it’s time for renewal and I think it’s time for common sense,” he said moments before officially announcing his candidacy.

Gunn, 31, who planned on running under the banner: Bring Back Common Sense, tried to join six others — Gavin Dew, Kevin Falcon, Michael Lee, Val Litwin, Ellis Ross, and Renee Merrifield — who’ve already tossed their hats into the leadership race ring.

His said priorities would have included scrapping the carbon tax, “serious” health care reform, and opposing vaccine passports.

“I’ll be the only one in the race opposing those, as I believe I have a substantially different approach than the other candidates. I’ve got very clear positions on on the development of resources, on supporting our forest industry, on supporting our energy industry, and a whole bunch of other things.”

Gunn said changes need to come from the top.

“I think it all starts with political leadership,” he said.

“When (police) feel they don’t have the political support, or no one’s got their back, I think that trickles down into what you see in everyday policing issues. I know many police — I’ve talked to people in the Vic PD, for example — they know sometimes they arrest one of these people, and they do all the paperwork only to see them back on the streets in just a matter of days, or even less.

“So I think there’s lots of problems and, provincially, there’s only so much you can do, but you can direct prosecutors to pursue maximum sentences, and to pursue people who are repeatedly and flagrantly breaking the law.”

Gunn served Canada during a three-year stint in the Army Reserves straight out of university, before he went to work for the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation where he founded and became executive director of the “Generation Screwed” initiative which battled government debt, among other issues.

He’s been on the fringes of the political scene for the past three years or so, and his YouTube videos have garnered more than 50 million views and tens of thousands of followers, making him one of British Columbia’s most listened to political voices. (As an example, his Facebook followers number 20,000 more than Premier John Horgan).

Gunn said he not only wants to rebrand the BC Liberal Party — which is not affiliated with its similarly named federal party, but to rename it, as well, to reflect his and other party member’s conservatism.

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