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  • Uproar in Alberta over schools teaching 7- and 8-year-olds ancient history, Bible verses

    10/22/2020 9:45:19 PM PDT · by xomething · 15 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 10/22/2020 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Rather than dumbing down the curriculum, advisers proposed that first and second graders study ancient China and Rome and learn the names of capitals. October 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) -- Earlier this week, Canadian media outlets broke what we are supposed to believe is a hugely upsetting story. Curriculum advisers handpicked by Alberta’s government, they reported, had made a series of unthinkable recommendations. Professors were called upon to condemn the proposals; commentators struggled to catch a breath; the New Democrats in opposition were frankly hornswoggled. The new recommendations, it turns out, include teaching seven- and eight-year-olds about ancient Rome, ancient China,...
  • Malignant bone cancer found in ancient dinosaur fossil

    08/04/2020 12:36:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 4, 2020 / 8:53 AM | By Brooks Hays
    Using CT scans, researchers discovered a malignant bone cancer in the fibula of a horned dinosaur that lived 75 million years ago. Photo by Royal Ontario Museum/McMaster University =========================================================================== Aug. 4 (UPI) -- For the first time, scientists have diagnosed a dinosaur with osteosarcoma, an aggressive, malignant bone cancer, according to a study published in The Lancet Oncology. The tumor was found on the fibula, or lower leg bone, of a Centrosaurus apertus specimen, a plant-eating, horned dinosaur that lived 75 million years ago. Shortly after its original discovery in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta in 1989, paleontologists misdiagnosed the...
  • 1st NHL Player — a Canadian — Kneels for U.S. Anthem; Stands for ‘O, Canada’

    08/02/2020 8:14:40 AM PDT · by MagillaX · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2,2020 | Joel Pollak
    Matt Dumba of the Minnesota Wild became the first player to kneel for the U.S. national anthem in the National Hockey League (NHL) on Saturday night before the Chicago Blackhawks faced the Edmonton Oilers in Alberta, Canada. Dumba, who is Canadian, was invited onto the ice for a special ceremony, walking down a red carpet and delivering a speech about racial justice. He knelt for “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but stood for “O, Canada,” the Canadian anthem. The scoreboard flashed a slogan with a hashtag: “We Skate for Black Lives.” “During this pandemic, something unexpected, but long overdue, occurred,” Dumba said,...
  • University Professor Loses Admin Job For Stating That “Men Cannot Get Pregnant”

    06/17/2020 11:23:52 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 78 replies
    vigilant citizen ^ | June 11, 2020
    A professor at the University of Alberta was fired from her administration role because her views on gender (based on the fact that one’s biological sex is real) made some students to “feel unsafe”. Kathleen Lowrey is an associate professor of anthropology at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alberta, in Canada. She is also serving as the chair of the undergraduate program – an administrative role which includes duties such as chairing a committee about courses, approving transfer credits, and running a special seminar for honors students in the department. She’s also a feminist. However, according to...
  • University of Alberta professor loses admin role over views on gender that made students feel 'unsafe'

    06/09/2020 9:03:52 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    National Post ^ | June 9, 2020 | Tyler Dawson
    A University of Alberta professor has lost an administrative role in the anthropology department because of complaints that her views on gender were making people feel unsafe. Kathleen Lowrey, an associate professor of anthropology in the Faculty of Arts, was also serving as the undergraduate programs chair. But, at a series of meetings held during the spring, she says she was pressured to resign from that role for what she believes are her views on gender, and when she refused to do so, she was relieved of the position. She will vacate the chair role on July 1st. The role,...
  • Lasers Uncover Craters

    12/03/2008 8:30:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 945+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 1 December 2008 | Phil Berardelli
    Enlarge ImageUnmasked. Aircraft LIDAR sweeps found this previously hidden impact crater in central Alberta, Canada. Credit: Herd et al., Geology Researchers have uncovered a pond-sized crater in the woods of central Alberta, Canada, carved out by a meteor that slammed into Earth about 1100 years ago. The technique they used to pinpoint the pit--a laser take on radar--figures to help scientists find evidence of hundreds of similar impacts that have remained hidden until now. Every 10 years or so, a sizable chunk of asteroid or comet crashes to Earth, leaving a crater about 40 meters wide. The remnants of...
  • Police In Canada Arrested A Stormtrooper On Star Wars Day Because She Was Carrying A Plastic Blaster

    05/06/2020 4:38:31 AM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 05/05/2020 | John Sexton
    Justin Trudeau just announced the banning of “assault-style fireams” in Canada a few days ago. Who knew that included Imperial blasters. As some of you may be aware, yesterday was Star Wars Day. It’s not an official holiday but it’s an annual day for fans of the movies to deploy a well known play on words, “May the 4th be with you.” That phrase has been around for at least 41 years. So long before people were saying “it’s a thing,” Star Wars Day was a thing. Anyway, yesterday a little restaurant in Alberta, Canada called the Coco Vanilla Galactic...
  • (Alberta Premier)Jason Kenney considers Alberta's own chief firearms officer to replace Trudeau's

    05/02/2020 9:44:07 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 15 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | May1, 2020 | Barrett Wilson
    Jason Kenney is clearly not a fan of Prime Minister Trudeau's new ban of 1,500 firearms. In response, he is considering appointing Alberta's own chief firearms officer to replace the CFO from Ottawa. “In response to today’s announcement from Ottawa, our government is actively considering appointing Alberta’s own chief firearms officer (CFO) to replace the CFO appointed by Ottawa,” said Kenney in a statement. The ban on 1,500 new firearms was announced Friday morning by Trudeau in a press conference. "These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the...
  • Alberta trial to look at whether hydroxychloroquine can prevent COVID-19 hospitalization

    04/13/2020 3:25:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    RD News Now ^ | 04/13/2020
    Alberta will investigate the effectiveness of a drug touted by U.S. President Donald Trump in preventing hospitalization for people at the highest risk of developing severe symptoms of COVID-19. The Alberta Hope COVID-19 study will recruit 1,600 Albertans to determine whether a prescribed five-day treatment of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) can prevent hospitalization for those at highest risk of developing a severe illness. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the goal is to reduce the risk of severe disease experienced by individuals and reduce the burden on the health-care system by helping people recover from the effects of the virus at home. “As...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Brother Can You Spare A Roll, We Owe...Trillions, Bluffing The Return To Normal

    04/11/2020 7:26:40 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/11/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    I guess I'll start by noting that in China dealing with Covid-19 has meant things like health screenings where people are asked questions and their temperature is taken. Going to work in the "front lines" for me means going through such a screening. So life in the USA for many of us resembles going to work in Communist China. The media including the "conservative talk show hosts" like to talk a lot about Communist China or even Russia but I feel like they do that really to distract from how much like Russia and China like things are right here...
  • Disputed Canada-US oil pipeline work to start in April

    03/31/2020 12:31:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2020 | Matthew Brown
    A Canadian company said Tuesday it plans to start construction of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline through the U.S. Midwest in April, after lining up customers and money for the project that is bitterly opposed by environmentalists and some American Indian tribes. Construction is set to begin at the pipeline’s border crossing in Montana, said TC Energy spokesman Terry Cunha. That would be a milestone for a project first proposed in 2008. The company said it lined up $1.1 billion in financing from the Canadian provincial government of Alberta to cover construction through 2020 and agreements for the...
  • Counter-Protesters In Alberta Tear Down Anti-Pipeline Barricade As Trudeau Contemplates Action

    02/22/2020 10:39:50 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 2/20/2020 | David Krayden
    Counter-protesters tore down a barricade Wednesday in front of Canadian National (CN) railway tracks near Edmonton, Alberta, after environmental activists erected it. The activists who blocked the tracks are opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia. But the blockade was not up for long as another group soon had the barrier down and in the back of a truck. Environmentalists have brought railway traffic to a standstill now for two weeks across Canada, bringing the threat of food and fuel shortages closer every day. The activists behind the protest are claiming to represent the interests of the Wet’suwet’en...
  • Collin Jarvis Runs Sub-2:30 in One of the Fastest Marathons Ever With an Ostomy

    11/14/2019 6:21:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 12, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    Around mile 10 of the Edmonton Marathon in August, Collin Jarvis was faced with a choice. One of the runners in the top pack pulled ahead at a pace that would lead to a sub-2:30 finish. Jarvis knew that he could either continue at a conservative effort with the group or risk hitting the dreaded wall while following the leader to a potential breakthrough. Just as he had done many times before in his life, Jarvis took the risk: He hung on to finish the race third overall, in a massive personal best of 2:27:30. Shaving 22 minutes off a...
  • Trudeau victory prompts ‘Wexit’ talk in Canada’s West

    10/29/2019 7:58:22 AM PDT · by DFG · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/2019 | yLAUREN GARDNER and ALEXANDER PANETTA
    Confused by Brexit? Get ready for “Wexit.” Political leaders representing a large chunk of Canada are talking about breaking off from the rest of the country in the wake of Justin Trudeau’s re-election victory — and this time they’re not primarily in French-speaking Quebec, long known for its independent streak. Instead, it’s the country’s western, oil-dependent provinces fueling the breathless talk of secession, amid a perception that Trudeau and eastern urban liberals are calling the shots at their expense. And it's emerging as one of Trudeau’s most complicated headaches as the Prime Minister moves toward the start of his second...
  • Alberta truck convoy plans counter-protest to Greta Thunberg climate rally

    10/18/2019 1:44:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    CTV News ^ | 10/17/19 | Daniela Germano
    EDMONTON -- A group of oil and gas supporters is planning a counter-rally in Edmonton on Friday, when Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg brings her fight for a greener future to the centre of Canada's oil and gas industry. Glen Carritt, who organized the United We Roll convoy that travelled to Ottawa in February, said a similar convoy will start in Red Deer, about 150 kilometres south of the Alberta capital, in the morning. He said trucks are expected to arrive at the legislature at noon, when a climate rally is to begin with Thunberg. "We don't need anymore celebrities...
  • Injured trespasser suing rural Alberta landowner who fired warning shots

    09/25/2019 5:34:17 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 15 replies
    A southern Alberta farmer who faced criminal charges for defending his property from suspected thieves is now being sued by one of the intruders. Edouard Maurice was accused of shooting a trespasser in February 2018 after he fired off warning shots when he encountered two people rummaging through his vehicles at his property near Okotoks, south of Calgary. Now Maurice is being sued for $100,000 by Ryan Watson, whose arm was injured and required surgery after the confrontation.
  • Gemstone miners in Canada accidentally stumbled across a fossil of the ancient sea monster [tr]

    07/05/2019 10:20:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 5, 2019 | Ian Randall
    Hunting for shiny, rainbow-coloured gemstones, miners found a different kind of treasure — a wonderfully preserved fossil skeleton of an ancient sea monster. The marine reptile lived 70 million years ago — at the same time as the dinosaurs — and was unearthed from a part of Alberta, Canada, that used to be underwater. The skeleton of the fearsome predator has, rarely, been very well preserved, with only its flippers missing.
  • Alaska lawmakers pass resolution to connect railroad to Canada

    04/18/2019 7:07:42 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 40 replies
    KTVA ^ | 16 Apr 2019 | Angela Krenzien
    The Alaska Senate wants a federal border permit that would allow a railroad crossing to be built between the state and Canada. Senators voted 19-0 on Senate Joint Resolution 11, according to a release from the Alaska Senate majority Monday. Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, is chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and says a railroad through Canada would benefit people all over the state. “A railroad connecting Alaska to Alberta would provide a huge boost to our state’s economy,” she said in the release. “Access to the North American railroad system would mean faster and more efficient shipping of goods,...
  • Rex Murphy: Kenney's resoluteness won Alberta. Trudeau's hypocrisy helped Notley lose

    04/17/2019 6:29:55 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 9 replies
    The National Post ^ | April 17, 2019 | Rex Murphy
    Anyone who’s surprised Jason Kenney won a majority government Tuesday night has either been asleep for a long while, or working in the Prime Minister’s Office. The indefatigable, persevering, and super-industrious Kenney is a miracle of political endurance. No ordinary politician could out-work Kenney even if supplied with a few spare clones. There are many reasons why he won but let us establish right at the top that the first reason, and the one that fired all the rest of them, is that he works like the sun never sets, and that sunrise is just something that happens only long...
  • Trudeau Faces a New Foe as Conservatives Retake Power in Alberta

    04/17/2019 2:37:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/17/2019 | Ian Austen
    MONTREAL — The return of conservatives to power in oil-rich Alberta adds another province to a growing bloc of opposition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and his government. Incomplete returns late Tuesday night showed the United Conservative Party led by Jason Kenney, a former Conservative federal cabinet minister, leading the New Democratic Party under Rachel Notley by a substantial margin. While neither Mr. Trudeau nor his Liberal Party has ever been particularly popular in Alberta, the loss of a left-of-center ally is not welcome news for him six months before the federal election. Mr. Trudeau has been weakened...