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WATCH: Sister of dead 14-year-old boy blasts Alberta Health for labelling his death COVID-related

“He died from Stage 4 brain cancer, not from covid. This is fake news,” said Spitzer in the post.




Simone Spitzer took to Facebook calling out Alberta Health for calling her 14-year-old brother’s passing a COVID death despite the fact he was on palliative care for Stage 4 brain cancer.

In the provincial government’s COVID-19 update on Tuesday, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw made mention of the boy’s death.

Although Hinshaw mentioned the boy had complex pre-existing medical conditions that contributed to his death, she included the boy’s passing with the reported 33 new COVID deaths over the long weekend.

Referencing an Edmonton City News story mentioning her brother’s death, Spitzer confirmed in her Facebook post “the 14-year-old on the article is my brother.”

“He died from Stage 4 brain cancer, not from covid. This is fake news,” said Spitzer in the post.

“He was diagnosed in January 2021, and hospitalized in August. Two days before his death he was tested for covid and it turned out positive.”

Spitzer goes on to request people share her post and inform others that this story is fake.

The Western Standard reached out to Alberta Health for comment but did not hear back in time for publishing.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter for the Western Standard

Melanie Risdon is a Calgary-based Reporter for the Western Standard. She has over 20 years experience in media at Global News, Rogers and Corus. mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Dominic Ieraci

    October 14, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Hinshaw and Yiu need to be waterboarded for their crimes against albertans. For all eternity

  2. K

    October 14, 2021 at 10:39 am

    @LEFT COAST It’s nice to see someone who knows what they’re talking about.

  3. Left Coast

    October 14, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Have Cdn Politicians & Health Authorities taken millions from Pharmaceutical companies as they did in Australia?

    In 1976 the Swine Flu vaccine initially killed but three (3) people, and the local government(s) in nine (9) states, immediately discontinued to administer the vaccine. A short time later, twenty-five (25) people died and the Federal government said – ENOUGH! And, shut down the vaccine distribution for the entire country. (NY Times, Oct.13, 1976)

    The sociopathic global elite, who get older by the day whilst time is running out for their individualist eugenics version for the New World Order. Their life-long goals must not be achieved by others and they doggedly believe that they must be completed while they are still alive. A truncated list might include:

    David Rockefeller, who died in 2017, but still referred to the good people of the world, as “human weeds.”

    Baron Rothschild at 85, who believes that dominance lies in the control of the world’s currencies, i.e. the Federal Reserve.

    George Soros, now 90, believes that dominance is best achieved through chaos and destruction. It would appear that George may well get his way, sooner than later…

    What they and others such as Bill Gates represent is a global cabal of the most politically and economically powerful people in the world, with an overall heinous agenda, but each with its own individual mini-agendas, fighting to lead the charge, and because they are all sociopaths, each wants to be THE ONE…!

    The one major realization many will need to internalize is that we are at war, a war against the evil medical mandates of our own government, funded by the global elite, and to fully appreciate this, it is necessary for you to believe that the same cabal of evildoers who created the Wuhan coronavirus (see Event 201), are also suspected of being the ones who produced the spike-protein-ladened-Covid vaccines in order to implement their diabolical Great Reset.

  4. Ken Nielsen

    October 14, 2021 at 10:14 am

    I also know two people, one who died in a work accident, and one who died of stage 4 lung cancer. Both The families said the death certificates said they died of Covid. Sick!

  5. Left Coast

    October 14, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Everything is Covid now . . . Serial Liars like Dr. Hinshaw, Health Agencies and our feckless and stupid politicians have dragged this insanity out for almost 2 years.
    And the Govt Funded FakeStream Media has played right along . . .

    ALL over the world Hospitals are filling with the VAXED . . . except in Canada. Why is that? A Pharmaceutical company has just come out with a New Oral Covid Medication . . . looks remarkedly like Ivermectin but costs 400 Xs more.

    “Let’s Go Brandon” . . . and you could add Trudope, Kenney & Horgan !

  6. Eldon

    October 14, 2021 at 9:43 am

    I wonder, just how many millions $$$ have been paid to our politicians and health tyrants. To ram fear, misinformation and the deadly jab onto the ever gullible public.
    This is crimes against humanity. They will not get to just say sorry and walk away.

  7. Greg Strohschein

    October 14, 2021 at 8:52 am

    It’s highly likely he didn’t even have COVID. A positive result would have been from effects of the cancer, not a virus, which AHS knows very well.

  8. K

    October 14, 2021 at 8:42 am


  9. Lisa

    October 14, 2021 at 8:39 am

    While researching the above tweet I saw this from Dr. Peter McCullough. EVERYONE SHARE THIS WHILE YOU CAN!
    Wittgenstein (@Kukicat7) Tweeted:
    Dr. Peter McCollough – alarming if true… https://t.co/9svpfuqw6H https://twitter.com/Kukicat7/status/1448336581358665733?s=20

  10. Dawna Simon

    October 14, 2021 at 7:42 am

    Shame on you Dr. Hinshaw, shame on you. You of all people with children, exploiting a child. How many other souls have you exploited to support the narrative and your pay cheque? May this boy now rest in peace and his family find the love and support they need to heal from his prognosis of brain cancer and his untimely death.

  11. David

    October 14, 2021 at 7:25 am

    Deena “Fake News” Hinshaw, the mad jabber.

    Alberta has given birth to its’ very own nursery rhyme monster. Watch out kids. The Hinshaw will be hiding under your beds waiting to Jab you to death!

  12. Mars Hill

    October 13, 2021 at 11:37 pm

  13. jgl

    October 13, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Isn’t it time we the people demand accountability and justice.
    Let the arrests begin.

  14. Tony

    October 13, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    This is a new low. Truly despicable.

  15. Proud Albertan

    October 13, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    These healthcrats are disgusting pigs… using a death to push the narrative for the clot shots… hang em high when the tribunals come to town

  16. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    October 13, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Fake news I am not sure what that means, I read and watch AHS CTV and CBC News cast each day, Sorting the wheat from the shaff and label it your into fake news . My big question is how many of these politicians and spouters actually have the shot that their touting everyone to take,Challenge to take the booster under supervised control. probably to busy eh!I

  17. berta baby

    October 13, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Anyone who believes the politicians and the health experts is suffering from mental issues.

    It’s all a lie .

    Vaccines are most deadly after the second does up until 2 weeks … they are reported this way because of it.

    The efficiency is borderline after just a few months and require boosters.

    Everyone who rushed out to get needle rapped …. Enjoy the so called freedom and be sure to get your boosters.

    And as always be afraid of the unvaxxed. Your vaccine is the only way out and provides complete protection, except from the unvaxxed .


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Moe calls Unified Grassroots founder

Following the Western Standard article on Ness’ appeal for an audience with the Saskatchewan premier, he gave her a call and talked for more than an hour.





Unified Grassroots founder Nadine Ness finally got a phone call from Premier Scott Moe, one week and 20,000 YouTube viewers after her online request` to talk.

In a subsequent video posted December 4 entitled simply A Message From Nadine Ness, President of Unified Grassroots, the retired RCMP officer said the premier called her the evening of December 3.

“I’m gonna give credit where it’s due. He did in fact call me last night and we spoke for quite a long period of time. I’m surprised he didn’t brush me off, to be honest. It was a good, productive talk. And I foresee there being more in the future,” Ness said in the video.

Ness said she would reveal more of the content of their conversation in a subsequent Unified Grassroots Facebook post, but told Western Standard the conversation was more than an hour.

“I suspected a lot of people in Saskatchewan felt the way I felt and felt the way a lot of people in our organization feel. And I have to admit, seeing the response of that video kind of confirm my suspicions, that we’re not alone, that the people of Saskatchewan have become really concerned with the direction this province is going with the Christmas holidays approaching,” Ness said in the video.

Ness read some mainstream media headlines where articles recommended households have their own vaccine mandates and gave suggestions for how people could tell their unvaccinated family members they weren’t welcome.

“There’s this big push that maybe you shouldn’t be inviting some of your family members over for Christmas, or maybe you should be telling them they’re unwelcome. I find that really concerning. Is this really we’re where we are right now? A year ago would you have thought that you’d be thinking and feeling the way you’re thinking and feeling right now?” Ness asked.

“It makes me wonder who has taught us to think and feel this way? I can’t help to think but think that mainstream media and news organization and Premier more I’m not not gonna let you off the hook with this one, but you play a big part in this as well.”

The Christmas season was a good time to come together, not split apart, Ness said.

“I highly encourage if you have alienated anyone from your family, maybe it’s a time to call and make amends and say I’m sorry. If we don’t do something now, we’re going to look at ourselves in the mirror a year from now and not recognize who we’ve become.”

Ness, who lives near Langham, Saskatchewan, said Unified Grassroots was hosting a “hamper food / winer clothes drive, along with some Christmas music” at an as yet undecided location on December 12.

“See, that’s the Saskatchewan that I know. The Saskatchewan that I know is the one that raises the most for Telemiracle. It’s the one when a farmer is sick, the entire community comes together and combines his field; the one where we’re if someone’s having a hard time in their family, you’ll get some meals sent to your home. People will bring you food,” said the former New Brunswick native.

“And that’s the Saskatchewan that I fell in love with and decided… to make my home. I really don’t want us to become something we’re going to regret…

“It’s time we recognize that there’s a lot of hurt going on. What if we changed our focus instead of COVID, if we changed it to loving one another or caring for one another? Maybe Maybe Saskatchewan would be a better place and start going in the right direction.”

Harding is a Western Standard contributor based in Saskatchewan

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Bernier given vote of confidence by PPC members

Bernier received the support of 95.6% of members.




The leadership of Maxime Bernier in the People’s Party of Canada has been given an overwhelming show of support by members.

Party Executive Director, Daniel Tyrie, announced Saturday that with 15,454 votes cast and a voter participation rate of 57.5%, Bernier received the support of 95.6% of members, who had to answer Yes or No to the following question: Do you support Maxime Bernier remaining as Leader of the People’s Party of Canada? 

“I am extremely proud to know I have the support of the vast majority of our members. I believe this vote signals a strong unity within our party around the principles and policies that I have been defending since its founding,” said Bernier.

“We have grown so much over the last three years, but we’re just getting started. I have big plans for the PPC to prepare us for the 45th General Election and I am excited to get to work with this newfound mandate!” 

The leadership review was conducted online in partnership with third-party firm, SimplyVoting. The vote took place between November 12th and December 3rd. All PPC members with active membership by September 20th, 2021 (the date of the 44th General Election) were allowed to vote. Official results from SimplyVoting are available on their website at https://ppc.simplyvoting.com/index.php?mode=results&election=155777&language=en

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Sask Polytech ditches vax policy but burdens unvaxxed with testing costs

The Justice Centre is unsatisfied with the response of Sask Polytech and reiterated its intention to pursue legal action against the institution and against the University of Saskatchewan over its requirement for staff and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19.





The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is unsatisfied with the decision of Saskatchewan Polytech to reverse its vaccination requirement for staff and students because the institute does not recognize natural immunity and imposes testing costs on the unvaccinated.

On November 19, the Justice Centre sent Sask Polytech and the University of Saskatchewan letters demanding they reverse their requirement that all staff and students be vaccinated by January 1, 2022. 

On December 1, Sask Polytech reversed its “vaccinated only” policy but now requires unvaccinated staff and students to comply with testing three times a week at their own expense. In a press release, the Justice Centre called this “unacceptable.”

“Such testing requirements for students are even greater than the Saskatchewan government’s requirements for employees of its ministries. Sask Poly has also failed to recognize the compelling scientific evidence of natural immunity for those who have already recovered from Covid-19 and have proof of antibodies,” reads a JCCF press release on Saturday.

“Testing costs, which could exceed $200 per week, mean that only the wealthy and privileged can bear the burden,” stated Andre Memauri, the Justice Centre’s Saskatoon-based lawyer.

“Sask Poly, which has chosen to impose discriminatory testing requirements for staff and students, has the ability to acquire these tests at wholesale cost.”

The Justice Centre said it would commence legal proceedings against Sask Poly in the Court of Queen’s Bench unless Sask Poly immediately absorbs the testing costs and recognizes natural immunity. 

On October 28, the U of S and Sask Polytech announced mandatory vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty, removing the alternative of twice weekly testing which had been in place since the start of the school year. The Justice Centre will also commence legal action against the U of S for refusing unvaccinated students. 

On November 26, Global News reported a 19-year-old student was hospitalized briefly with breathing problems after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The student’s mother, Michelle Marciniuk, publicly called for the university to reconsider its policy.

The U of S’ policy includes exemptions on medical and religious grounds in accordance with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code. But according to the Justice Centre, the university usually rejects exemption requests or does not respond to them for several weeks. Besides this, the university has made itself the arbiter of faith considerations for religious exemptions. Medical exemptions have become a difficult document for patients to receive in Canada, due to regulatory pressure on physicians not to provide them based on their medical judgement except in very rare circumstances.

The U of S crowns itself for academic freedom, diversity, equality, human dignity and a healthy work and learning environment, yet it has harshly terminated faculty for speaking on the hallmark principle of informed consent for Covid-19 vaccination of children,” stated Andre Memauri, a U of S alum. 

“Now, the U of S seeks to exclude and villainize those who decide for various reasons not to be vaccinated…Without question, our community has been through a great deal of difficulty and it requires these institutions to lead as vessels of science not ideology…The Justice Centre demands both schools follow the science and adopt policies that bring students together in the most safe and lawful manner.”

The letters sent to both schools from the Justice Centre on November 19 warned that the schools are seeking to deprive students from education on the basis of vaccination status, contrary to Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Sections 2(a), 7, and 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Harding is a Western Standard contributor based in Saskatchewan

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