Tag Archive for Canada

The earth is alive; keep breathing

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A rather freaky event was caught on camera (albeit vertically) in Nova Scotia at the end of October. The ground in the vicinity of Apple River was seen to be heaving up and down, as if the earth was breathing. CBC News in Canada reports: Brian Nuttall was out for a walk on a breezy…

Canada’s haunted postage

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News snippet: Canada issues a series of stamps depicting famous ghost stories. Pretty, but a bit silly. Did they run out of real things to honor? Haunting an envelope near you soon… Source: Halifax Citadel’s ‘Grey Lady’ gets her own stamp

Psychic scam warning from police in Edmonton

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News snippet: Police in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada are warning residents not to fall prey to psychics and astrologers who make extraordinary claims. The old black magic has victims in its spell, and Edmonton police say swindlers who pose as astrologers or psychic readers are to blame. Victims of recent scams come from across Canada, including…

Intravenous vitamin lounges of Ottawa

News Smidgen: Ottawa naturopath Sarah Vadeboncoeur says demand for the intravenous nutrient therapy she has offered at her clinic for five years is growing so rapidly that she is shifting her business to make it a bigger part of her practice. Despite their wild popularity in recent years, there is no evidence to support IV infusions, say experts.…

Explanatory labeling for homeopathic products in Canada

News snippet: Good news out of Canada. But will labeling help? Homeopathic products promoted to parents will need to be clear they are not vaccines or alternatives to vaccines, Health Canada says. The department announced Friday it is introducing label changes for certain homeopathic products. Health Canada said it will also no longer allow companies to make specific…

Acupuncture clinic violations show the risk clearly isn’t worth it

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If you must find a way to shutter up acupuncture clinics, this is a good start. Show they are unsafe. Ottawa Public Health has ordered a Wellington Street West acupuncture clinic to shut down immediately after failing two inspections within a week. Source: New Acupuncture Clinic closed by Ottawa Public Health – Ottawa – CBC…

The face on the cliff, rediscovered

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A face in a rock cliff that may have been carved by First Nation natives in Canada has been located in a remote area after years of looking. Is it made by man or by Mother Nature? That’s what many are wondering about a giant face that appears to be carved into a cliff on…

Hippocrates Health Institute “cease and desist” is withdrawn (UPDATE)

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I’ve received an update from the public relations firm that represents Hippocrates Health Institute – Vicki Johnson of Sachs Media Group. They have been cleared of all charges. Here is their statement. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (17-March-2015) — The Florida Department of Health today formally informed Hippocrates Health Institute that it has withdrawn and dismissed the…

Whoa, Canada – Don’t go all ‘murica on us

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Our regular commentator Terry writes: Up here in Ontario we are having a debate in our provincial legislature about revised sex education standards. It turned ugly, with a couple conservative members dabbling in homophobic innuendo and anti-evolution remarks. The new sex ed standards would have riled conservative regardless, owing to their distrust of government handling…

It’s frost quake season in North America!

The seismic signal of a frost quake, as recorded by a seismometer in Ontario. Photo: Natural Resources Canada

As reports of mystery booms continue every week, we finally have confirmation that the weather services have determined that frost quakes are occurring in Eastern Canada and even in the U.S. ‘Frost quake’ shakes Montreal’s West Island – Montreal – CBC News. Some residents on Montreal’s West Island were shaken early Tuesday morning by a…

Animal lover who stopped to rescue ducks found guilty in deadly accident

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Update: Sentenced to jail. Emma Czornobaj gets 90 days in jail for duck-stopping deaths – CBC News. Originally published 22-Jun 2014 A woman who thought she was doing a good deed was found guilty of criminal negligence causing death. Canada woman stops for ducks; guilty in two deaths – Yahoo!7. A Canadian woman who parked her car…

Religious belief warped judgment as dead body posed health hazard

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This is a case of religious zealotry affecting the people around them. It’s difficult to believe. Hamilton family left corpse upstairs for six months expecting resurrection. Peter Wald’s family truly believed he would rise from the dead. They believed it because they had prayed for it, every single day, while his corpse lay rotting for…

Hard-to-stop convicted sex offender still practicing faith healing

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There isn’t too much to say about this case except this is a stern warning that belief in a healer can make you blind to his treachery. This guy oozes hubris and perversity. W5 exclusive: Hidden camera investigation exposes faith-healing sex offender. In a tiny village called St. Mathieu D’Harricana in northwestern Quebec, there’s an…

Satanic murderer is not “insane,” just a zealot

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Is this the act of an insane individual? Most of us would think so – how can a person be of right mind when they attempt to decapitate someone in the hopes of visiting another galaxy. That’s not reality. I don’t think Satan had anything to say about that. Man accused of brutal dual slayings was…

O Canada… true sorcery practice in all thy sons command

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Did you know Canada has a law against “pretending to practice witchcraft”? What if you AREN’T pretending. And how can they tell? Fake medium faces sorcery charge… in Canada. An occultist known as Professor Alfoseny, accused of falsely claiming to be a medium, has been charged under an obscure anti-sorcery provision in the Criminal Code…

Atlantic lady lobster found pregnant in Pacific

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She is far from her native waters. How did she get there? Female lobster stuffed with eggs found near Bowen Island. West Vancouver resident Blair Calkins was prawn fishing on the weekend during an excursion to Bowen Island when he came across an unexpected creature in one of his traps: A large Atlantic female lobster,…

Not a ghost, but real, live, and 3 meters long

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Things in the house fell over, off shelves, off the wall. Furniture was moved. The family wonder what the heck was going on in the house. It’s no ghost, but an unwelcome intruder nonetheless. ‘You couldn’t pay me to go back inside’: Ontario family finds three-metre snake draped across couch in living room. For a week,…

Witnesses say man catching on fire was “supernatural”

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This headline is slightly deceiving. For hits, I suspect. Man wakes up on fire in Edmonton home; witnesses call it spontaneous combustion. The truth is there seems to be nothing to connect this to spontaneous HUMAN combustion. That is, people just bursting into flames for no obvious reason does not really happen. A man suffered second…

Canadian Holocaust denier Keegstra dead

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Do the proponents of these ridiculous ideas have to all die out to be forgotten? Maybe, at least I hope this diminishes Holocaust denial. Jim Keegstra, notorious Canadian Holocaust denier, dead at 80 – Yahoo News Canada. James ‘Jim’ Keegstra, a prominent Canadian holocaust denier and former high school teacher in Eckville, Alta., is dead…