Tag Archive for British Columbia

Vaccine misinformation winning in British Columbia

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More news on the harm that vaccine safety misinformation does. Thanks Jenny McCarthy! B.C. vaccination rates drop amid ‘misinformation’ campaign | CTV Vancouver News. An organized campaign by anti-vaccination groups to sow doubt about the effectiveness and safety of vaccines has helped push some vaccination rates among kindergarten-aged children in B.C. to their lowest levels…

Surprise! Wolverines found on Canadian island, and eats fish

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The wolverine population is spreading. And evolving new habits. Salmon-eating wolverines found for first time on island off B.C.’s coast. Evidence shows the often-reclusive wolverine has taken up residence for the first time on an island off British Columbia’s Central Coast and the animal’s eating habits have changed along with its relocation. The study, published…

Someone got this century-old message in a bottle

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A terrific story. I hope it turns out to be authentic. Century-old message in a bottle found in Tofino | Globalnews.ca. A Courtenay [B.C.] man made the discovery of a lifetime when he came across a bottle containing a message dating all the way back to 1906. Steve Thurber says he was walking along Schooner’s…

Metallic sounds in BC town freak people out (UPDATE: Horn of Gondor, etc.)

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And… here we go again… Strange sounds in Terrace, B.C., spark stranger theories – British Columbia – CBC News. Some people in Terrace, B.C., say they were awoken Thursday morning by some strange, whining and grinding noises echoing off nearby hills for several minutes, prompting a wide range of speculation online about the source. At…

Sasquatch, Keeper of the forest, invoked at environmental hearing

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This is not the first time, surprisingly, that mythical creatures have been used for environmental causes. Sasquatch cited in mine hearings | Local News | Prince George Citizen. Most people consider the sasquatch a legendary creature, but the mythical bush man of northern B.C. received its fair share of attention at environmental review hearings into…

It really is an emu in B.C.

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This was a surprise. Emu found wandering on northern B.C. logging road – British Columbia – CBC News. A B.C. trucker used to animal sightings is still having a hard time believing what he saw on a logging road south of Prince George, even with photographic evidence. On Monday, one load into the day, Juan…

Meadowood monkey reported

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Residents and a conservation officer were trying to track down a “vicious” monkey on the loose Monday in Meadowood, British Columbia. Parksville Qualicum News – ‘Vicious’ monkey on the loose in Meadowood. Update from Ministry of Environment, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10:15 a.m.: “Early Sunday afternoon, COS and RCMP responded to a complaint of monkey at…

Biodynamic wine is a witches brew of magical thinking

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B.C.’s Summerhill winery seeks biodynamic certification. Summerhill Pyramid Winery CEO Ezra Cipes admits there are elements of biodynamic farming that sound more like witchcraft than modern agriculture, but he insists you can taste the results in a superior glass of wine. In the biodynamic process, herbs such as camomile, nettles and dandelions may be stuffed…

Just released footage of Bigfoot from Creston Flats, Canada (Update – evidence of hoax)

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Bigfoot Evidence: New Footage: Creston Flats Bigfoot. YouTube user “troydhunter’ uploaded this footage of a bipedal and hairy looking creature walking in the marsh. The user said this was film at Creston Flats in B.C. Canada. The witness reports: I was driving all night long as I headed into the Kootenays. I captured this video on Thursday,…