Tag Archive for Canada

Aboriginal rights trump necessary treatment for child with leukemia in Canada

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The headline may be all people will read but the subtitle says it all: 1 child with leukemia has relapsed and is critically ill. The decision means children will die. ‘Doctor’ treating First Nations girls says cancer patients can heal themselves. A Florida health resort licensed as a “massage establishment” is treating a young Ontario…

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,…

Discovery Channel: Jumped the shark long ago, now just despicable (Update: More despicableness)

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Once again, Discovery Channel shows they are not science-based and will even pull unethical stunts to get ratings. Epic. Fail. We posted the link in the leftovers of 16-July to the story in Canada’s National Post about a video that purportedly showed a bull shark spotted in Lake Ontario. The best answer at the time…

Mountie rescues couple from truck hit by lightning

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I never thought that a lightning strike could be so dangerous in a vehicle. Luckily, as the driver attests, there was an officer who suddenly appeared at the window. Officer describes saving couple from vehicle struck by lightning. On Saturday, Al and Betty Perry were driving along Highway 14 near Tofield, Alberta when out of…

“Culturally appropriate alternative medicines” for leukemia may mean death

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This is the Sarah Hershberger case only with Native healing treatments. Dr. to Ojibwes, “anyone who says that traditional medicine works should be thrown in jail” McMaster Children’s Hospital delivered a message to the Sault family Wednesday with an ultimatum; either bring their daughter Makayla back to McMaster or another hospital for chemotherapy, or treat…

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…

Mysterious lights scared cows near Calgary

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If I had to bet, sounds like a prank. UFO sightings in Nanton have people looking to skies south of Calgary. Sam Martine, who lives just west of the town about 100 km south of Calgary, said two mysterious lights appeared about 11 p.m. in the sky above her neighbour’s house about 400 metres away.…

Tragic death by escalator

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I have heard of people’s clothing or hair getting stuck but this went one step further. Montreal woman dies after her scarf becomes stuck in subway escalator | News.com.au. A WOMAN has died after her scarf got caught in an escalator in a Montreal subway stop. The woman was riding the down escalator at the…

Misinformation is the dangerous path to flu deaths

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Earlier we had stories about deaths in Tennessee and Texas. Now, more. Get your flu shots, people! It can be a matter of life and death. 3 dead in Oakland Co. after contracting the flu – Fox 2 News Headlines. The Oakland County Health Department says three people have died after contracting the flu. The…

UFOs seen regularly for 3 years in Quebec

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Here is something you don’t hear about much, a long running observation of UFOs that appear regularly. Family claims to have spotted UFOs near Montreal. A Quebec family has been seeing strange lights in the sky for three years, and QMI Agency also observed the phenomenon this month. At 6 p.m. on Jan. 9, a…

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…

These peanuts have a bite to them

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This was a bit weird. Loose tooth pops up in peanuts | Toronto Sun. A couple’s New Year’s Eve celebration came to a halt after making a grisly discovery in a bag of Safeway-brand Spanish peanuts. A human tooth. That is the claim made by Michaela Epp after her boyfriend, Graham Calder, accidentally bit down…