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Kenney orders mandatory vaccines for public service as new cases plateau

Kenney said his government will be contacting school boards to encourage them to bring in mandatory vaccination orders for teachers.




Premier Jason Kenney says it appears new COVID-19 cases in the province have “plateaued,” as he announced a mandatory vaccination order for 25,000 members of the public service.

Kenney said his government will be contacting school boards to encourage them to bring in mandatory vaccination orders for teachers.

All health care workers are currently under such orders.

Employees who are unvaccinated now will have to get their first jab by October 31 and their second by November 15. All staff will have to prove their status by November 30.

It’s believed about 15% of the public service remain unvaccinated. Officials say if a staff member refuses to do so they will not be fired but would be placed on unpaid leave.

The government is also banning the unvaccinated from provincial buildings such as museums and the Jubilee Auditoriums in Calgary and Edmonton.

And Kenney announced the calvary is on the way with medical help from the Canadian Armed Forces, the Red Cross and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Kenney said there are now 247 people in provincial ICUs, a drop of 10 from the previous day. Another 60 Albertans are in ICU for other reasons for a total of 307. Alberta has 377 available ICU beds meaning the system is operating at an 83% capacity.

But he added there are still “huge stresses” on the health care system.

Up to 10 medically-trained members of the Canadian forced are to be sent to CFB Edmonton to work at hospitals in that city.

Twenty medically-trained staff from the Red Cross are expected to be sent to help the hospital in Red Deer.

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is chipping in by sending five or six trained staff to help out the hospital in Fort McMurray.

Dr. Verna Yiu, head of Alberta Health Services, announced a provincial ICU nurse had died. No cause of death was given.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard

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. Patricia Lineker

    October 4, 2021 at 8:29 am

    What kind of fool keeps fighting after the war is won?

  2. Eldon

    October 1, 2021 at 8:38 am

    When are people going to realize that this about the new world order. The governments are following in lock step. This is not conspiracy theory. It is real.

  3. Claudette Leece

    October 1, 2021 at 6:55 am

    Proud Albertan that’s the first thing I thought when I heard this. We will never know if she’s a nurse who didn’t want to get vaccinated and would be fired. How despicable is this government getting. Kenney needs to go both sides despise him

  4. Claudette Leece

    October 1, 2021 at 6:52 am

    While your at it could you mandate a wage rollback too. Not one has missed a paycheck , even got raises. Public servants are a drain on the economy and need to do their part too

  5. Mars Hill

    September 30, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    I got both shots and the booster, those a$$holes better make everybody get at least what I got. Don’t give me ‘I got both the shots bull$hit.’ This is a deadly plandemic, wake up, look at the carnage around you.

  6. John Lankers

    September 30, 2021 at 9:32 pm

  7. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    September 30, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    there is little dought that complete facts are published. the big question still is ; how to convince those that do not take the shot is Why take a shot that is experimental not completely tested immune from legal action and has untold side effects. to start AHS put all its eggs in one basket and look were it got us.

  8. Baron Not Baron

    September 30, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    If some people are banned from public institutions they should stop paying taxes. Simple.

  9. Bill Mccann

    September 30, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Lock Kenney up.

  10. R3

    September 30, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    They lie about who is in hospital too, inferring it is never jabbed.
    Why don’t the media ask what “fully vaccinated” means.
    Like Israel, “fully vaccinated” status is not given until 14 days after second dose and revoked when you are due for your booster.

    My bet is zero serious cases in hospital are pure bloods, no jab.

  11. Left Coast

    September 30, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Kenney needs to get off the Stupid TRAIN . . .

    A whistleblower from Moderna made a screenshot of an internal company notice labeled “Confidential – For internal distribution only”, showing there were 300,000 adverse events reported in only three months time.” This is a quote from this confidential notice:

    ‘This enabled the team to effectively manage approximately 300,000 adverse event reports and 30,000 medical information requests in a three month span to support the global launch of their COVID-19 vaccine.’


    Scientists who speak out against vaccines are even labeled ‘domestic terrorists’. All means are deployed by the criminal vaccine cartel to suppress the truth.

    As a result countless medical professionals are afraid to report adverse events, which further contributes to the underreporting of these side effects. Additionally, the amount of scientific information warning for these dangerous biological agents, and the number of medical experts warning humanity, is so overwhelming and almost omnipresent – despite the aggressive attempts to silence them – that it is virtualy impossible for any medical professional to not be at least somewhat aware of the risk they are taking, by administering an untested DNA altering injection, without even informing their patients of what is being injected into their body.

    If they then see their patients suffer or die, they are naturally afraid of being held accountable, so they refuse to report it.

    Lastly: many medical professionals receive financial incentives to promote the vaccines. In the United Kingdom for example nurses get ₤10 per needle they put into a child. That again is a reason for them to not report adverse events.

  12. It's a mystery

    September 30, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    Those bastards are coming for your kids next

  13. K

    September 30, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    They don’t DO anything. SO WHY.

  14. Cosmo Kramer

    September 30, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    In 18 months I really hope this evil damned vile creature is gone. It would be good to see the UCP scourged from Alberta.

  15. Proud Albertan

    September 30, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Did the nurse commit suicide… AHS are evil doers …. Jason Kenney and Nuremberg 2.0..

  16. berta baby

    September 30, 2021 at 4:33 pm


  17. Dave Symington

    September 30, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    Jason Kenney threatens citizens of Alberta treatment, because they have not received a experimental jab. Pack his bag and leave. He is DONE!

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CRA wants more tax filers to use mail

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.




The taxman is angry that too many Canadians are still filing by mail, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.

“Those who submit their taxes by mail most often say they use paper rather than filing electronically because it is simply how they prefer to do it, e.g. they do it out of habit, because ‘it’s what they are comfortable with,’ they like it, etcetera,” said a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) report.

“Just 13% cite security issues.”

Data show of 30.5 million tax returns filed this year a total 2.7 million or 9% were filed on paper. Millions of taxpayers, a total 4,234,772 including Internet filers, demanded refunds be paid by mailed cheque instead of direct deposit.

The CRA complained it would be “more timely and efficient” if all taxpayers used the Internet. The Agency spends $6.9 million annually mailing T1 general tax forms alone.

“There is still a sizable proportion of taxpayers who are conducting their business with the Canada Revenue Agency through paper rather than taking advantage of digital services which are much more timely and efficient,” said the report.

Research showed typical paper filers were working age men under 55 who completed their own return without a tax preparer, had a university degree, earned more than $80,000 a year and were more likely than other Canadians to prefer in-person teller service rather than online banking.

“The most important factor influencing why respondents file by paper instead of online is disinterest,” wrote researchers, who added: “Apathy is a barrier. Fifty percent of likely switchers say they are simply not interested in switching. Therefore the agency will have to demonstrate the value of switching.”

Findings were based on questionnaires with 2,000 taxpayers who filed returns by mail. The Agency paid Earnscliffe Strategy Group $130,061 for the survey.

The research follows a failed 2012 campaign to have all Canadians use direct deposit for payment of tax refunds and benefit cheques. The attempt by the Receiver General of Canada, the federal office responsible for processing payments, was intended to save costs. Paper cheques cost 82¢ apiece to process compared to 13¢ for electronic transfers, by official estimate.

An estimated 13% of taxpayers refused to surrender bank account information to the Receiver General. “Cheque recipients have become harder to engage,” said a 2020 Department of Public Works survey.

“A few have a general distrust of the Government of Canada’s ability to protect data,” wrote researchers. A total 23 percent of Atlantic residents said they wouldn’t rely on the government to protect their privacy, followed by 22% in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 21% in Ontario, 19% in Alberta, 18% in BC and 12% in Québec.

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WATCH: Alberta Oil drives Guilbeault to meeting with Nixon

Federal Environment Minister Stephen Guilbeault’s tour of Alberta has already kicked off with a whiff of hypocrisy.




Attended by a sizable entourage, Guilbeault exited his black gasoline-powered SUV and hustled into the McDougall Centre in Calgary for a meeting with Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon.  

Guilbeault has dedicated most of his career to telling Canadians they need to transition from petrochemically fueled transportation. During this meeting though, Guilbeault chose not to find an utilize an electric-powered SUV in order to demonstrate his environmental virtue. With the resources of the entire federal government behind him, one would have thought that Guilbeault could have arranged appropriate transportation for his cross-Canada tour.  

It’s almost as if electric vehicles are still not ready for mainstream use yet. 

At least Guilbeault contributed to the Western economy with his conspicuous consumption of local petrochemical products.  

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Officials urge booster injections to tackle lingering Delta variant amid Omicron craze

The WHO classified Omicron as a “variant of concern,” however, the South African doctor who discovered Omicron in her patient says she is “stunned” by the response.




The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now strongly urging COVID-19 booster injections for those over the age of 50.

In addition, the committee is now recommending boosters of an authorized mRNA vaccine to those 18-49 years of age at least six months after completion of a “primary COVID-19 vaccine series with consideration of jurisdictional and individual risks.”

The announcement comes amid global discussion of the Omicron variant. The federal government requested on Tuesday that NACI swiftly review its booster guidance in response to Omicron.

The NACI’s new booster recommendation, however, focuses on the lingering Delta variant while more details are gathered on Omicron.

On Nov. 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified Omicron as a “variant of concern,” although the South African doctor who discovered Omicron in her patient says she is “stunned” by the response.

“As chair of the South African Medical Association and a GP of 33 years standing, I have seen a lot over my medical career,” writes Dr. Angelique Coetzee, in an op-ed for the Daily Mail.

“But nothing has prepared me for the extraordinary global reaction that met my announcement this week that I had seen a young man in my surgery who had a case of COVID that turned out to be the Omicron variant.”

The young man was unaware he had contracted the virus.

Coetzee says she has seen nothing about the variant that warrants panic.

“No one here in South Africa is known to have been hospitalized with the Omicron variant, nor is anyone here believed to have fallen seriously ill with it,” writes Coetzee.

She also says the variant has been circulating South Africa for “some time.”

Viruses — such as COVID-19 — have their own DNA or RNA, therefore allowing them to mutate into new forms.

“This virus is going exactly how you’d expect,” Dr. Steven Pelech, chair of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee at the Canadian Covid Care Alliance, told the Western Standard.

“Strains are going to predominate which are more infectious and mild. That’s how it displaces other variants, it doesn’t kill the host. The host often doesn’t even know they are infected.”

Pelech — who is far from alone in his analysis — suggests the “variants of concern,” including Delta, are merely steps towards COVID-19 evolving into a common coronavirus. One that is highly infectious and exceedingly mild.

The Canadian government implemented additional travel restrictions in response to Omicron on November 30 — built upon previous measures.

“We know that these concerning mutations can arise and, where vaccinations are low in parts of the world, they can spread rapidly,” said BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Tuesday.

BC officials say the province will have more information on Omicron and its implications — such as vaccine efficacy — in the coming weeks.

“Isn’t this the same playbook we heard a year ago with the Delta variant?” said Pelech.

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

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