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UPDATED – the inevitable: Aboriginal rights trump necessary treatment for child with leukemia in Canada

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A sad but expected ending to this story about a child who refused treatment for leukemia. Makayla Sault, girl who refused chemo for leukemia, dies Makayla Sault, the 11-year-old girl who refused chemotherapy to pursue traditional indigenous medicine and other alternative treatments, has died. She died Monday after suffering a stroke Sunday. In an interview…

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…

Teen treated for “environmental sensitivity” commits suicide, doctor reprimanded

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On December 15, 2014, the Disciplinary Committee of the Ontario College found that a medical doctor committed an act of professional misconduct, in that she has failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession with respect to one patient. She treated her for environmental sensitivities when she instead had psychological problems. There seems…

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…

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…