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Without the vaccine, personal gatherings are no longer permitted in northern BC

Proof of vaccination is required for both indoor and outdoor personal gatherings in northern BC.




Health officials in British Columbia are enforcing a new set of restrictions in the Northern Health region, with the exception of Terrace, Kitimat, Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Stikine, and the Nisga’a areas.

Health Minister Adrian Dix stood alongside Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry as she set forth her new orders during a Thursday news conference.

Effective midnight, October 14, proof of vaccination with the BC Vaccine Card is required for all activities, whether inside or outside. Masks must also be worn.

“Personal gatherings, both indoor and outdoor will be restricted to fully vaccinated people,” Henry said.

“Only if you are unvaccinated or have unvaccinated people in your households, then you need to stay with your household only.”

Worship services may only be held virtually.

Bars and nightclubs will be closed completely, with restaurants offering full meal services allowed to remain open, albeit they must check vaccination status and stop serving alcohol at 10 p.m.

All indoor fitness classes and gym facilities can proceed at normal capacity with proof of vaccination, and sporting events will continue at 50% capacity, also with proof of vaccination and face-coverings.

More to come…

Reid Small is a BC correspondent for the Western Standard

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  1. RM

    October 16, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Her opinions and orders are now irrelevant to a large number of people who live in the BC interior. They will continue to live their lives like normal human beings.

  2. Earl Hildebrand

    October 15, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Yeah, people in the Peace Region aren’t going to listen to that

  3. Left Coast

    October 15, 2021 at 9:46 am

    This stupid B’ach has lied to the citizens of BC for 21 months now . . . and her idiot accomplice Adrian Dix is no better.
    Flu Season has arrived in Northern BC and the hospitals will soon be filled with the VAXED with Covid. What are these idiots in the BC Health Ministry going to say then?

    Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford tweeted:

    “There is a lot to learn from this graph, but most obviously, the COVID vax does not stop infection. The vax provides a private benefit (protection vs. severe disease), but limited public benefit (protection vs. disease spread). So what is the argument for mandates?”


  4. Proudly_Free

    October 15, 2021 at 9:30 am

    I know we’re not supposed to judge people by their outward appearances, but this utterly delinquent lying farce of a “doctor” has a seriously evil look in her eye every time I see her in front of a camera. And her actions consistently back up her looks. Every last one of these fake “CMOs” is almost causing me as a seminary graduate to rethink my position regarding demons being able to take human form, as some bible commentators argue they did in the days of Noah.

    I love how even the “fully jabbed” still have to distance themselves from each other with diapers on their face, even when meeting outside. You have a ZERO POINT ONE PERCENT CHANCE (0.1%) of contracting coronavirus outdoors. And that was before the fake vaccines, which do not at all prevent contraction or transmission.

    Ironic, isn’t it, that the testing method we’re using for this virus can’t tell the difference between Covid and a common cold or flu, or even between dead or live viral load, yet we expect the virus itself to distinguish between a church service and a gym. People listening to a sermon or partaking of the sacraments are dangerous super-spreaders but people breathing and perspiring heavily, sharing showers and change rooms, oh, that’s okay. Nothing to see here, folks! Move along!

    I also love how this only for Northern BC, the region that includes NONE of their population centres and is probably less densely populated than Ireland, which ranks 139th in world population density, meaning it’s pretty easy to physically distance.

    Oh, and BTW Ireland also has the highest jab rate in the world, with 90 percent of their population fully jabbed. Highest vax rate + low pop. density. And yet…cases during a 2-3 week period in September SKYROCKETED OVER 900 PERCENT. But go ahead, get the jab. Because if you don’t you unhinged, unclean, conspiracy theorist-loving, disinformation-spreading, narcissistic POS, you obviously want people to die. No, Bonnie Beelzebub Henry, YOU want people to die!

  5. berta baby

    October 15, 2021 at 4:39 am

    Fuck off bitch no one cares.

    No fine wil stand up in court can’t be enforced and even if it is … the government doesn’t not have the authority to dictate who gets together let alone this health bitch.

    They only have the power people allow them.

    Drop dead

  6. Chad Eden

    October 14, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    Only northern BC? Churches are close but gyms can stay open? Don’t want close sports in Southern BC? None of these rules make any sense to a sain person. The unvaccinated are not allowed to go anywhere so who is really spreading it. Idiots

  7. K

    October 14, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Insane. You don’t have the thugs to stop us.

  8. Joell Haugan

    October 14, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Church services held virtually = circle l church services are illegal.

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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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CRA wants more tax filers to file online

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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