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  • Videos: Christians Tear Down Metal Fences, Denounce The Closure Of GraceLife Church Due To A COVID-19 Restrictions

    04/11/2021 2:34:18 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 45 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 04.11.2021 | Ray Pearson
    Officials in Alberta, Canada, shut down a church that broke coronavirus restrictions by erecting chain-link metal fencing around the building. “This is what happens when you have freedom of religion in a free and democratic society: they jail your pastor for freely opening the doors of the church and serving Christ’s sheep and hurting people. Now they’ve chained the doors of GraceLife Church enclosing in chain link fence,” an Instagram post from Erin Coates, the wife of pastor James Coates, reads. Police and health officials blocked off the roads surrounding GraceLife Church and erected the fencing. It is the first...
  • Alberta: Canadian Police Barricade Church Entrance, Place High Security Fences to Keep Worshippers Out

    04/07/2021 5:56:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    CBN News ^ | 04/07/2021
    Police have placed roadblocks and fencing around GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta in an effort to prevent worshippers from accessing the building. According to The Post Millennial, law enforcement officers descended upon the property early Wednesday morning. The exact reason for the blockade is unknown at this time. GraceLife made headlines earlier this year after the church's pastor, James Coates was jailed for holding in-person worship services amid ongoing pandemic restrictions. As CBN News has reported, after spending a month behind bars for violating the government's capacity mandates, Coates was released from jail on March 29. Pastor Coates's wife, Erin...
  • 'Physically closed': Alberta health officials shut down GraceLife Church west of Edmonton

    04/07/2021 11:14:44 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 25 replies
    CBC ^ | 04/07/2021 | Wallis Snowdon
    Alberta Health Services has closed GraceLife Church in Parkland County west of Edmonton.In an emailed statement to CBC News Wednesday morning, RCMP confirmed they were on scene, assisting AHS as they closed the church under Section 62.1 of the Alberta Public Health Act. As of 8:30 a.m., police vehicles and unmarked SUVs were blocking entrances to the church parking lot. In a media statement, AHS said it "physically closed" the church and has prevented access until the church "can demonstrate the ability to comply with Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health's restrictions."
  • BREAKING: Gov’t releases Canadian pastor jailed for welcoming people to church

    03/17/2021 12:59:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    LifeSit e News ^ | Mar 17, 2021 | Anthony Murd och
    Pastor James Coates’ church had been admitting believers exceeding 15 percent of the building’s capacity, violating lockdowns in Alberta... EDMONTON, Alberta,.... Canadian Pastor James Coates, who was jailed for holding church services amid COVID lockdowns, will soon be released from prison. His legal team announced today that Crown prosecutors agreed to drop most of the charges. “The Justice Centre today announced that Crown Prosecutors have agreed to withdraw all but one of the Public Health Act offences that Pastor James Coates has been charged with. The Justice Centre expects Pastor Coates will be released from jail in the coming days,...
  • SHOCKING: Pastor James Coates' bail review DENIED, will remain behind bars until May

    03/07/2021 5:11:27 PM PST · by UnklGene · 7 replies
    Rebel News ^ | March 6, 2021 | Rebel News Reporter
    Pastor James Coates' bail review has just been denied in an Alberta courtroom. The pastor will now remain behind bars awaiting his May trial. According to a release from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, ...Justice Peter Michalyshyn of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton has ruled that Pastor James Coates of Grace Life Church must remain in jail for the next eight weeks pending his trial, unless he agrees to abide by health orders that violates his Charter freedoms of conscience, religion, expression, association and peaceful assembly. This is a dark day for religious freedom, Charter rights...
  • 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,...
  • (SCTV’s) Bob and Doug McKenzie Return to Edmonton as Statues During COVID-19

    04/06/2020 9:32:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Of all characters, it figures these two hoseheads would have trouble with two-metre social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. But after years in the making, life-sized bronze statues of SCTV’s inseparable Bob and Doug McKenzie appeared on 103 Street and 103 Avenue Tuesday night under a gentle snow, wearing tuques and jeans and clutching open stubbies — what we Canucks used to call short beer bottles back in the day, eh. The lively and beautiful colour-patina statue is a collaborative effort between accomplished Edmonton sculptor Ritchie Velthuis, the non-profit SCTV Monument Committee, Calgary’s Bronzart Casting and actors Rick Moranis and...
  • 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...
  • 'This is oil country': Newly painted Greta Thunberg mural gets defaced, covered in slurs

    10/21/2019 11:54:36 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    CBC ^ | Oct 20, 2019 | Staff
    A newly painted portrait of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was quickly defaced — first with a pro-oil message, and later with a slur against the teen. The mural was painted on a section of a downtown "free wall" along a bike path that runs parallel to 109 Street near the Alberta Legislature. Local artist AJA Louden has confirmed he painted Thunberg Friday. A CBC journalist was shooting footage of the mural on Sunday morning when James Bagnell walked up with spray paint and began painting "Stop the Lies. This is Oil Country!!!" over the teen's face. "This is Alberta....
  • Mill Woods church takes a cross off the wall to welcome Muslims, Sikhs (Barf Alert)

    12/30/2018 5:23:46 PM PST · by massmike · 38 replies
    edmontonjournal.com ^ | 12/30/2018 | Elise Stolte
    They took the cross off the church wall. That’s the detail that caught my attention when I heard about the Millbourne Community Life Centre, a church that reinvented itself as a neighbourhood meeting space, open to anyone, and a drop-in centre for youth in what is sometimes a rough neighbourhood. These days, the world can seem so polarized. To see the centre take down such a significant religious symbol to ensure Muslim and Sikh neighbours feel welcome is a beautiful gesture. The 1.8-metre (six-foot cross) came down off the outside wall in 2011, and it’s a decision that still doesn’t...
  • Frustration over involuntary celibacy led to killing, former security guard claims

    08/30/2018 12:33:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    CBC News ^ | August 29, 2018 | Janice Johnston
    A former private security guard sentenced Wednesday to four years in jail for manslaughter claims that years of involuntary celibacy left him so frustrated he stomped a man to death two summers ago. Sheldon Bentley was employed as a security guard at the Lucky 97 grocery store in central Edmonton on July 31, 2016, when he and his partner encountered a man sleeping in an alcove off the alley behind the store at 107th Avenue and 97th Street. Bentley stomped on Donald Doucette, 51, who died within minutes from massive internal bleeding. At the sentencing hearing, a forensic psychiatrist and...
  • Suspect in Edmonton attack faces terrorism, attempted murder charges

    10/01/2017 8:04:10 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 5 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | October 1, 2017 | Michelle Shephard
    Police and federal officials said Sunday that the man suspected of stabbing a police officer and plowing a van into pedestrians on Saturday night is a 30-year-old refugee from Somalia, who had been interviewed by the RCMP in 2015. Police and politicians urged Canadians to be vigilant, but called for calm and unity in the wake of a terrorist attack in Edmonton that injured five and led to the arrest of a 30-year-suspect who had previously been investigated for espousing extremist views. It is the second major terrorist attack in Canada this year, following January’s shooting at a mosque in...
  • Vehicle and Knife Spree in Alberta (Canada) Is Described as Terrorism

    10/01/2017 2:07:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 1, 2017 | Dan Levin
    Canadian police arrested a man on suspicion of terrorist acts in the city of Edmonton early Sunday after a police officer was struck with a car and stabbed outside a football game, and four people were later “deliberately” hit and injured by a U-Haul truck. The 30-year-old suspect, who was not further identified, had driven both vehicles, according to the Edmonton police chief, Rod Knecht. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada called the spree a terrorist attack. Mr. Knecht said that police officers had found an Islamic State flag in the car that hit the police officer.
  • Police probe Canadian car attacks, stabbing as 'acts of terrorism'

    10/01/2017 7:23:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1 Oct 2017 | Jim Finkle
    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police said they were investigating violent attacks in Edmonton on Saturday night as “acts of terrorism” after a man hit a police officer with a car and stabbed him and then later struck four pedestrians while driving a second vehicle. The officer and the other victims were taken to the hospital for treatment of multiple injuries, police in the western Canadian city said. Canada’s CTV News said the officer was expected to recover, though further details on the condition of the victims was not immediately available. The Edmonton Police Service said in a statement it believed...
  • TERROR ATTACK IN CANADA: ISIS Loser Stabs Cop, Ploughs Through Crowd

    10/01/2017 6:53:26 AM PDT · by davikkm · 17 replies
    TERROR ATTACK IN EDMONTON– ISIS Loser stabs a police officer then ploughs through crowd in a Uhaul truck. The attack started outside a football stadium. Here is video from the scene of the attack. https://twitter.com/_/status/914434895199588352 The Sun reported: A POLICE officer was stabbed and terrified pedestrians mowed down during a terror attack in Canada. The 30-year-old rammed a van into a police car sending the officer flying 15ft into the air. He then jumped out the car and knifed the cop “several times” and fled on foot as a dramatic manhunt was launched. Police chased down the attacker as he...
  • Edmonton: Five injured in Canada 'terror' incidents

    10/01/2017 5:59:57 AM PDT · by traumer · 6 replies
    Canadian police have confirmed they are investigating possible acts of terrorism after multiple incidents in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday night. They said a police officer controlling traffic at a Canadian Football League game was struck by a car at high speed and then attacked with a knife. A man driving a van went on to hit at least four pedestrians and was arrested two hours later after a police chase. Police said an Islamic State (IS) group flag was found in one of the vehicles. Edmonton Police Service Chief Rod Knecht said the officer and his vehicle were rammed by...
  • Edmonton terror attack: Chaos in Canada as cops stabbed by man with ISIS flag and [tr]

    10/01/2017 6:05:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Sun ^ | October 1, 2017 | James Cox and Holly Christodoulou
    A POLICE officer was stabbed and terrified pedestrians mowed down during a terror attack in Canada. The 30-year-old rammed a van into a police car sending the officer flying 15ft into the air.
  • Storm of reaction to news Syrian refugee charged with sex assaults

    02/10/2017 3:00:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    CBC ^ | 2/10/17 | Rick McConnell et al
    Reports that a man accused of sexual assaults on six Edmonton teenage girls was a Syrian refugee have ignited a firestorm of reaction, from anti-immigration diatribes to criticism about how the media dealt with the story. Groups that work with refugees in the city have been inundated with calls and texts over the past 24 hours, some from people calling for an end to the refugee program and others from refugees themselves apologizing on behalf of their community. Erick Ambtman, executive director of the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, said his organization received a message on Twitter from a white...
  • Singer Meat Loaf collapses during concert in Canada

    06/17/2016 6:44:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2016 6:43 AM EDT
    Rock singer Meat Loaf collapsed on stage during a concert in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday night and was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. The 68-year-old had canceled two other concerts in recent days — in Moose Jaw on Saturday and in Calgary on Tuesday — citing ill health. A video of the performance at Edmonton’s Jubilee Auditorium showed the singer dropping his microphone and falling to the floor amid a performance of his classic “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).” Musicians went to his side to help, and the music eventually stopped. …
  • Why did Calgary cave to chemophobes over fluoridation?

    02/20/2016 4:16:23 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 37 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Feb. 19, 2016 | Andre Picard
    When Calgary city council decided to end water fluoridation in 2011, one outcome was clear: The number of cavities in children was going to go up. Five years later, we have the hard evidence that the perfectly predictable has indeed come to pass. A study published in the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology shows that Grade 2 students in Calgary had an average of 3.8 more cavities in 2013-14 than they did in 2004-05. In Edmonton (which continued to fluoridate its water), during the same time period, the number of dental caries (or cavities) increased by 2.1, on average....