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Merriam-Webster online dictionary expands definition of ‘ANTI-VAXXER’ to include those who oppose FORCED JABS

Merriam-Webster is again redefining language to fit a narrative, this time framing its definition of “anti-vaxxer” to include not only people who oppose vaccination, but also those who are against inoculation mandates. The definition on Merriam-Webster’s website says “anti-vaxxer” means “a person who opposes vaccination or laws that mandate vaccination.” It’s not clear when it…

DFO expands B.C. closure of groundfish trawl and halibut fisheries

A pilot bottom-trawl closure has been expanded to include more areas in Queen Charlotte Sound. Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) expanded seasonal closure is an temporary management measure intended to limit the harvest of spawning arrowtooth flounder and halibut. In a fisheries notice Oct. 23 DFO stated an agreement had been reached between the Groundfish…

B.C. expands its state of emergency giving it more power to deal with COVID-19

VICTORIA—The British Columbia government has extended its provincial state of emergency that gives it extraordinary powers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first state of emergency was declared on March 18, the day after provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry declared a public health emergency. This latest extension will end on Sept. 1 and allows the…

Doug Ford expands COVID-19 emergency by closing non-essential services; says schools won’t reopen April 6

Premier Doug Ford is expanding Ontario’s state of emergency to shut down all non-essential services to curb the spread of COVID-19. It is expected that only medical offices, supermarkets, pharmacies, LCBO outlets, banks, and takeout restaurants will be allowed to remain open after the details are finalized Tuesday. Essential manufacturers and businesses that keep the…