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New restrictions on social gathering ordered for Northern BC

Critics say that the risk does not justify the orders.

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VANCOUVER, BC: Public health restrictions are coming to Northern BC on September 7, focusing on social gatherings.

All communities within the Northern Health region will be under the following mandatory restrictions:

  • Personal gatherings in your home – one additional family or 5 guests.
  • Personal gatherings outside your home – maximum 50 people.
  • Indoor events – have a safety plan.
  • Outside events – when more than 200 people, then have a safety plan.
  • Sporting events with spectators, indoor & outdoor – have a safety plan.

The northern mandatory restrictions follow those recently rolled out in the Interior Health region, with health officials directing blame towards the unvaccinated.

“Sadly, we’re seeing some transmission that has taken off in a number of communities where we have pockets of people who are unvaccinated,” said Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Thursday.

The provincial government release says the aforementioned orders “will remain in place until Northern Health experiences lower cases and higher vaccination rates.”

Northern Health president and CEO, Cathy Ulrich “strongly encourages” all people over the age of 12 to get vaccinated, with officials saying the easily transmittable delta variant is cause for great concern.

Critics say that the risk does not justify the orders.

“The chances of dying from COVID is about .003% for people under the age of 24 in Canada,” Dr. Steven Pelech told the Western Standard.

“If you’re under 19, your chances of having harm from the vaccine is about four to five times higher than getting infected with SARS-CoV-2 itself,” said Pelech, who also suggests that delta is “the latest variant that’s on progression of SARS-CoV-2 evolving into a common cold.”

Beginning September 13, the BC government will impose a vaccine passport system requiring people to provide proof of their vaccination status to access a number of “non-essential” services and events.

Information regarding BC’s plan for potential booster shots is expected to be discussed in the coming weeks, officials say.

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

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  1. Left Coast

    September 7, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Dr. Peter McCullough: “The Vaccine Is Failing In The UK And Israel”

    https://canadafreepress.com/article/dr-peter-mccullough-the-vaccine-is-failing-in-the-uk-and-israel-offbeat-business-tv

    One of the top Covid experts on the Planet . . . says . . .

    The virus does not spread asymptomatically.
    We should never test asymptomatic people.
    Natural immunity is robust, complete, and durable.
    COVID-19 is easily treatable at home.
    The current vaccines are obsolete, unsafe, and unfit for human use.

  2. Left Coast

    September 5, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Right from the Mouth of the inventor of mRNA Gene Therapy himself . . . Dr. Malone !

    Natural Immunity Is 20X More Effective Than The Vaccine
    https://generaldispatch.whatfinger.com/natural-immunity-is-20x-more-effective-than-the-vaccine/

  3. Baron Not Baron

    September 4, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Obviously, Northern BC is not liked by the BC bolsheviks.. Fucl< the bolsheviks! Now. Everywhere.

  4. Left Coast

    September 3, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Zero Science Dr. Bonnie and Adrien “If I only had a brain” Dix could have provided Therapeutics to the Citizens of BC . . . but DID NOT !

    Did they ever tell the citizens that Zinc, Vit D/C, Ivermectin & HCQ could help fight off infection? That would be NO . . . had they done than 1000s of people would have recovered faster, fewer hospitalizations and 100s may not have died.

    I suspect they are still using the PCR Test to gin up “Cases” . . . the Test according to the CDC cannot tell one Corona Virus from another, so even the Common Cold would be a +.

  5. Left Coast

    September 3, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    “Northern Health president and CEO, Cathy Ulrich “strongly encourages” all people over the age of 12 to get vaccinated” ? ? ? That is just INSANE !

    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.

    According to the CDC director Rochelle Walensky. “We are seeing concerning evidence of waning vaccine effectiveness over time and against the Delta variant,” Walensky said.Walensky continued, “Reports from our international colleagues, including Israel, suggest increased risk of SEVERE disease amongst those VACCINATED EARLY.” She said that the only way out is to get the booster shot.
    So not only is the efficacy decreasing, but your risk of contracting severe illness is actually INCREASED!

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Farkas pledges to freeze taxes for four years

Farkas said every year Calgarians are told they have to accept increased taxes or face cuts to services.

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Calgary mayoral candidate Jeromy Farkas released the first plank of his platform Monday, pledging to freeze taxes for four years.

“Over the past ten years, Calgarians have struggled with lack of opportunity. We’ve witnessed the economy crumble, the tax burden increase, and the city hall establishment become increasingly out of touch. It’s time for that to change,” said Farkas in a release.

“If elected as mayor, I will champion a four-year property tax freeze for homes and businesses. Now more than ever, Calgarians need a strong and growing economy. This four-year tax freeze will throw a lifeline to struggling families, seniors, and small business owners, and give them the certainty that they need to get back on their feet.”

Farkas said economist Jack Mintz had reviewed the promise and found it to be an achievable goal, with the millions the city has stashed aside in various reserve funds.

“Implementing a four-year residential and non-residential tax freeze is undoubtedly achievable,” said Mintz,

“The best part is that this plan can be implemented without reductions to city services given the excess reserves available and reasonable growth forecasts.”

Farkas said every year Calgarians are told they have to accept increased taxes or face cuts to services.

“It’s time to put this false choice to rest with common-sense financial management,” said the Farkas campaign, adding the tax bill for the typical home has doubled over the last decade while basic city services have remained stagnant or even declined.

“This election is about change versus more of the same. As councillor, I’ve consistently opposed needless budget increases. I have a record of following through on my promises. Change starts now, with a four-year tax freeze,” Farkas said.

Calgarians go to the polls October 18.

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Poll shows Canadians trust the Internet and know what’s fake news

Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault’s department has proposed “concrete action” to police news and information on the internet.

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Despite Liberal attempts to censor the Internet, the vast majority of Canadians think online information is reliable and people can tell when its not, says the feds own internal polling.

Blacklock’s Reporter said Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault’s department has proposed “concrete action” to police news and information on the Internet.

“A majority, 80%, believe the online content they consume is factual and truthful,” said a pollsters’ report.

“Two-thirds of Canadians, 66%, feel confident in their ability to tell if online content is fair and balanced.”

The Heritage department paid Ipsos Public Affairs $164,621 to conduct online focus groups and questionnaires with 5,207 people.

“Almost all Canadians are frequently consuming some form of information online,” wrote researchers.

“Canadians largely believe having access to different sources of information with different points of view is important for people to participate in a democracy.

“Most participants were confident in their abilities to consider various sources and ensure they are being presented with ‘the full picture.’”

Guilbeault last July 2 issued a report to instruct the media on how to report the news.

“We can no longer ignore the challenges and opportunities that come with an increasingly digital world,” said Guilbeault.

“We have to act now to ensure a healthy ecosystem online for all citizens.”

Reporters, editors and commentators must “foster greater exposure to diverse cultural content, information and news” and “contribute to a healthier public discourse, greater social inclusion within society, bolster resilience to disinformation and misinformation and increase our citizens’ ability to participate in democratic processes,” said the report.

The guide defined misinformation as “false or misleading content shared without harmful intent though the effects can still be harmful, e.g. when people share false information with friends and family in good faith.”

The document doesn’t say who within the Heritage department would monitor news deemed to be harmful.

“Ethical journalistic standards should be upheld and encouraged,” said the guide, adding: “Information about media ownership and funding sources should be made accessible to the public and transparent to safeguard a diverse and pluralistic media ecosystem.”

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Twenty percent of Canadians bet pro sports is fixed

Only 6% said they were “very confident” major league hockey, football, baseball and basketball players were not doping.

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One-fifth of all Canadians think pro sports is rigged, says the feds’ own research.

Blacklock’s Reporter noted cabinet legalized bookmaking August 27.

Asked: “Do you think there is match manipulation in the NHL, Major League Baseball, the NBA or CFL?” 21% said yes, according to the Survey On Ethics, Equity And Safety In Sport 2021.

Only 6% said they were “very confident” major league hockey, football, baseball and basketball players were not doping.

A total of 19% of Canadians said they were convinced there is match-fixing in college sports, with 18% saying junior hockey is crooked.

A larger number, 24%, said the Olympics are fixed and 37% agreed “there is corruption within Canadian sport organizations” at the Olympic level.

Cabinet on August 27 brought into force Bill C-218 that repealed an 1892 ban on single-event sports betting.

The bill sponsored by Conservative MP Kevin Waugh (Saskatoon-Grasswood) set no limits on sports wagering through provincial gaming monopolies.

Provinces have said Vegas-style bookmaking will be fully introduced by the year’s end.

The Department of Canadian Heritage commissioned the survey using questionnaires with 10,932 people nationwide. The department paid Advanis Incorporated $78,563 for the research.

“The survey gauges awareness, perceptions and understanding of key issues related to ethics,” said the report.

Questions of honest play were “fueled by negative media and public attention,” it said.

The Centre for Ethics in Sport in June 4 testimony at the Senate Banking, tTade and Commerce Committee cautioned legal bookmaking could see corrupt practices spread to “university sport, college sport or the Canada Games.”

Match-fixing “is already occurring in Canada,” testified Paul Melia, CEO.

“Importantly, it is not an issue that only impacts professional sport In fact, match manipulation is often targeted directly at lower-level sport where athletes are not paid or not well paid and are therefore far more vulnerable.”

“Match manipulation is linked to organized crime. It takes advantage of vulnerable athletes, officials, coaches and other support staff in order to fix the outcome of a sporting competition.”

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