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  • How did Alberta survive wicked cold snap? Thanks for nothing, solar power

    01/15/2022 5:32:43 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 29 replies
    Edmonton Journal via National Post [Canada] ^ | Jan. 14, 2022 | David Staples
    How close would a solar and wind-dependent power grid have come to giving us the electricity we needed during the three-week freeze in Alberta where the average temperature was -22 C from Dec. 15 to Jan. 9?... Alberta needs a supply of about 10,500 MW (megawatts) on average, said Mackay. If they are running at maximum capacity, solar can provide 736 MW and wind 2,269 MW.... If we had been reliant on far more solar and wind, how would we have done? “You’d have to start with rolling blackouts or brownouts,” Mackay said. “If we lost the bulk of our...
  • Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies has heart muscle issue after bout with COVID-19?

    01/14/2022 11:44:01 AM PST · by jerod · 12 replies
    CBC news ^ | 2022-01-14 | The Associated Press
    Puts in doubt his participation in key World Cup qualifiers later this monthAlphonso Davies' return from a bout of COVID-19 has been put on hold, with his Bundesliga team saying the Canadian soccer star shows signs of an inflammation of the heart muscle. The 21-year-old from Edmonton, who also plays for Bayern Munich in the German league, has been sidelined, with his participation in doubt for Canada's World Cup qualifiers later this month. Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann told a pre-match news conference Friday that the problem was detected in the follow-up examination that all players who have had COVID undergo....
  • Canada: Unvaccinated father loses right to see his child

    01/13/2022 7:24:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 13, 2022
    A Canadian father who has not been vaccinated against Covid has temporarily lost the right to see his 12-year-old child. A judge ruled his visits would not be in the child's "best interest". It followed a request by the father to extend his visiting time during the holidays. The judgement is the first depriving a parent of access rights on immunisation grounds, a family law expert told Le Devoir newspaper. The judge's decision, made at the end of last month in Quebec province, suspends the father's visitation rights until February, unless he decides to get vaccinated. The mother lives with...
  • Canada Drops COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For Its Truckers After Pressure From Industry

    01/13/2022 5:25:23 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Singapore News Live ^ | 01/13/21 | Aishinisinha
    With more than two-thirds of the CUS$650 billion (US$511 billion) in goods traded annually between Canada and the United States travelling on roads, the trucking industry is key.The Canadian Trucking Alliance had estimated the government mandate could force some 16,000 cross-border drivers – 10 per cent of them – off the roads.The mandate was the first policy measure taken since the pandemic began that could limit cross-border trucking traffic. Trucks crossed the border freely when the border was closed for 20 months because they were considered essential to keep supply chains open. Supply chain disruptions drove Canada’s headline inflation to...
  • Three Montreal Jewish schools shut down by Quebec government

    01/11/2022 4:57:48 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 1/11/2022 | Israel National News
    The government of Quebec has ordered three Orthodox schools in Montreal, Canada to close for not following COVID measures. The government of Quebec has ordered three Orthodox schools in Montreal, Canada to close after they did not follow COVID measures, CTV News reported. The Quebec Ministry of Education sent formal notices to the three Jewish schools that were holding classes against a provincial order to close in-school learning...
  • Covid: Quebec to Impose Health Tax on Unvaccinated Canadians

    01/11/2022 3:53:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/11
    The Canadian province of Quebec will charge a health tax to residents who are not vaccinated against Covid-19. Quebec, which has seen the highest number of Covid-related deaths in Canada, is currently struggling with a surge in cases. On Tuesday, the premier announced that it would be the first in the nation to financially penalise the unvaccinated. Only about 12.8% of Quebec residents are not vaccinated, but they make up nearly half of all hospital cases. According to federal data, just over 85% of Quebec residents had received at least one vaccine dose by 1 January. Premier Francois Legault said...
  • How Obama, Biden and Clinton helped Russia's Putin weaponize energy

    07/19/2020 5:34:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Bentley Media Group ^ | July 18, 2020 | John Solomon
    Russians secretly mocked Obama for so easily giving them American uranium, nuclear fuel contracts and technology, FBI informant reveals in excerpts from the new book "Fallout: Nuclear Bribes, Russian Spies and the Washington Lies that Enriched the Clinton and Biden Dynasties." The failed Russian reset .. repeatedly gave Russia's nuclear monopoly, Rosatom, assets like uranium under U.S. soil and billions of dollars in nuclear fuel contracts that made American electricity customers reliant on Moscow for years to come. And then Vladimir Putin pulled the rug out from under the Obama administration in 2014, invading the Crimea region of U.S. ally...
  • Bets Are Rolling In Again for $100 Oil

    01/10/2022 10:28:56 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Barrons ^ | Jan. 10, 2022 11:52 am ET | By Avi Salzman
    To say investors are bullish on oil again would be an understatement. In a year that has begun with serious uncertainty—largely about the path of interest rates and tech stocks — a positive call on oil is as close to a consensus opinion as it gets. In fact, traders are making bets again that U.S. oil prices will rise above $100. It would take a major surge to get there. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures, the U.S. benchmark, were down 0.2% on Monday to $78.72 per barrel. There are several reasons for the resurgent bullishness. For one thing, oil...
  • Open the damn country back up, before Canadians wreck something we can’t fix

    01/11/2022 8:54:19 AM PST · by billorites · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | January 10, 2022 | Jordan Peterson
    I spent more than three hours on the phone this weekend trying to get through to the online security department of one of Canada’s major banks. One of my accounts was shut down (because I had the effrontery to sign in from Alberta — an event too unexpected for the bank’s security systems). I was placed on hold interminably, subjected all the while to the corporate world’s idea of music (to soothe me). I was then offered a call-back, which I duly received, 45 minutes later. Then I was placed on hold again, and again, and again. This all occurred...
  • Today in History

    01/11/2022 6:18:54 AM PST · by Phlap · 4 replies
    CBC | 01/11/2022
    1922: Leonard Thompson, 14, receives the first injection of insulin, at Toronto General Hospital. Insulin was discovered by a research team composed of Frederick Banting, Charles Best, James Collip and J.J. Macleod.
  • People Around the World are Protesting Government Vaccine Mandates

    01/10/2022 5:18:57 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Jan 10, 2022 | Katie Pavlich
    As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on the constitutionality of President Joe Biden's vaccine mandates for private businesses and federal contractors, countries in Europe that have already implemented wide spread vaccine passports are feeling the heat from citizens. Widespread protests against medical apartheid already implemented from Germany to France, where French President Emmanuel Macron said he wants to "piss off" the unvaccinated and eliminate them from public life, have become a regular occurrence. Germany: France: Austria: Italy: Belgium: Czech Republic: Meanwhile up north in Canada, people are also taking to the streets.
  • Papers being checked for the second time tonight for being outside past curfew in Montreal, Quebec

    01/09/2022 6:11:32 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 37 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/9/2022 | Lincoln Jay for Rebel News
    Papers being checked for the second time tonight for being outside past curfew in Montreal, Quebec. ...
  • Health expert urges caution after blood-testing firm claims 'pandemic is over' in Alberta hamlet

    01/09/2022 2:14:33 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 23 replies
    CBC News ^ | January 9, 2012 | Paige Parsons
    A private blood-testing company's claim that the COVID-19 "pandemic is over" in a northern Alberta community could lull residents into a false sense of security, says an infectious diseases expert. More than 1,200 people in the hamlet of La Crete, 700 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, paid $100 each in mid-December to have their blood tested for antibodies by Ichor Blood Services, a private lab specimen collection company based in Calgary. The tests found antibodies in most of the 991 unvaccinated individuals who were tested. Ichor CEO Mike Kuzmickas said he believes the results show La Crete is relatively safe from...
  • Quebec to require vaccine proof for cannabis and liquor shoppers

    01/08/2022 9:05:29 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 1/7/2022 | Unknown
    Retail liquor and cannabis shops in Canada's Quebec province will require shoppers to show proof of vaccination amid a rising surge of new Covid cases. The new measure goes into effect on Tuesday, 18 January. Health officials say they hope the order will encourage more people to get vaccinated. New cases are spiking in Quebec despite the region having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. On Thursday, health officials warned of a "tsunami" of new hospital admissions. Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé told reporters that customers will have to display proof of vaccination to enter the government-run...
  • Russian, Czech world junior hockey teams kicked off Calgary flight

    01/03/2022 8:23:16 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 19 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Jan. 1, 2022 | Michael Rodriguez
    The Friday evening Air Canada flight took off close to 9 p.m., more than three hours after it was supposed to leave. Social media posts suggest an unruly Russian squad smoking and refusing to wear masks on the plane are to blame. The Calgary Police Service confirmed officers responded alongside airport security due to an incident caused by players and staff members of the Russian team. Police stated the whole flight was deplaned as officers dealt with the incident. The Russian and Czech teams weren’t allowed back on.... Czech team manager Otakar Černý denied his team was involved in the...
  • Prepare for Right-Wing U.S. Dictatorship Before 2030, Scholar Urges Canada

    01/02/2022 3:54:14 PM PST · by Levy78 · 96 replies
    Newseek ^ | 1/1/21 | DARRAGH ROCHE
    ACanadian political scientist has urged his country's government to prepare for the possibility of the United States becoming a right-wing dictatorship before 2030. In an op-ed published in The Globe and Mail on Friday, Thomas Homer-Dixon, an executive director of the Cascade Institute at Royal Roads University in British Columbia, warned his country had to prepare for the worst-case scenario. "By 2025, American democracy could collapse, causing extreme domestic political instability, including widespread civil violence," Homer-Dixon wrote. "By 2030, if not sooner, the country could be governed by a right-wing dictatorship. We mustn't dismiss these possibilities just because they seem...
  • Ontario will require a scannable QR code for proof of COVID-19 vaccination starting Jan. 4. Here’s what you need to know. [ Canada ]

    12/31/2021 3:23:01 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 12/31/2021 | SAMANTHA EDWARDS
    Starting Jan. 4, 2022, only vaccine receipts with QR codes will be accepted at businesses where vaccine passports are required. As of Jan. 4, 2022, Ontarians will need to have enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificates with a scannable QR code if they want to eat inside restaurants, go to movie theatres, gyms, concert venues, and other non-essential businesses that require proof of vaccination. Currently, vaccine passports are only required for those aged 12 and older. The old versions of vaccine certificates without a scannable QR code will no longer be accepted. Those who have a medical exemption will also need a...
  • Breakthrough infections, hospitalizations of vaccinated doesn't mean vaccines ineffective: experts

    12/31/2021 10:57:43 AM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 51 replies
    CTV News Calgary ^ | December 28, 2022 | Stephanie Thomas
    As fully-vaccinated individuals make up an increasing percentage of new infections and hospitalization rates, experts are responding to misconceptions about vaccine efficacy. According to data from a Dec. 23 update from Alberta Health, 80 per cent of new cases are among the fully vaccinated. "Just by sheer math the vast majority of our population is at least partially immunized and therefor you would expect that we would have a greater proportion of cases in those with vaccine," said Dr. Deena Hinshaw.
  • Come and Take It: Canadians Aren't Complying with New Gun Law

    12/31/2021 10:33:23 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/31/2021 | Matt Vespa
    Well, good on ya, Canada. It seems the motto ‘come and take it’ isn’t unique to just Americans. Our neighbors to the north have a new gun law. It’s something that anti-gun liberals want here nationwide. All Canadians that owned firearms that have been included in the nation’s latest ban on so-called assault weapons must turn them over to authorities. The only problem is that they’re not doing it (via The Reload): It seems the only people who have willingly turned over their firearms are the Australians. As the publication noted, buybacks are hardly a guarantee—they mostly fail as well....
  • Justin Trudeau — The Unvaccinated are usually ‘racist and misogynist’…

    12/31/2021 7:02:31 AM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 99 replies
    citizen free press ^ | 12/31/2021 | Kane
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a Quebec television station people who do not get vaccinated against COVID are often racist and misogynistic extremists. His comments prompted People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier to call Trudeau a “fascist psychopath.” [actually, he's a sociopath but I get the sentiment]“We are going to end this pandemic by proceeding with the vaccination,” said Trudeau in French. “We all know people who are deciding whether or not they are willing to get vaccinated, and we will do our very best to try to convince them. However, there is still a part of the population...