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Driving to work on Saturday and Sunday I tune to CBC to get an idea of what is going on in Alberta and the world.  On Sunday though I was quite perplexed.  The topic was – I think – bear safety.

Bear safety, especially during spring, is a relevant topic in many parts of Alberta as human and wild habitats are now entangled.  Reminding humans not to be stupid around bears saves human and bear lives.  I was expecting a rundown of the basic tips for not being an idiot around bears.  Something like this (also found on CBC).

You know, relevant fact based information that will useful most people.  But that didn’t happen.

Instead, I was introduced to ‘indigenous ways’ of coexisting with bears, and how important it was to work with indigenous Canadians.  The news piece featured a short interview with an individual who said that coexisting with bears was the indigenous way of life and it was culturally important feature of their heritage.

What I took from the piece was that it was important to, in an ‘indigenous way’ coexist with bears – because Indigenous Canadian Culture…

What was missing from the news story was any sort of factual information on keeping yourself safe during the annual spring bear awakening season(!).  I’m pretty sure the phrase ‘indigenous ways of knowing” was repeated at least three times during the piece, and I thought to myself, “What additional knowledge is being added to the topic of bear safety?”.

I’m guessing the answer is pretty close to zero.  Biologists have done a fairly good job at studying, recording, and making knowledgeable observations about bear behaviour why not share some of those with the public?  But no, our national broadcaster decided to make the story about (undefined) mystical ways of knowing how to coexist with bears.

I know mornings can be a slow news time, but maybe CBC, just maybe make your news stories contain well, news?



People need to rethink their positions on those claiming to be on the ‘right side of history’. The “Be Kind” transgender activists have proven repeatedly they are nothing of the sort.

Where is the Canadian Media, outside of Barbara Kay at the National Post on this war on females in Canadian Society?


This excerpt from the Daily Mail Online edition.


“Prominent British female Olympians have joined a revolt against controversial new plans that could mean they have to race transgender women in future.

Established Team GB stars Beth Dobbin and Emily Diamond, as well as up and coming runner Ellie Baker, have now all said women should not be expected to compete against transgender athletes due to biological advantages. 

World Athletics has begun to consult its member federations over a proposed rule change that would increase restrictions on trans women but not ban them completely, The Telegraph reported last week.

The governing body was said to be looking to halve the maximum amount of testosterone trans female athletes would be allowed, and double the amount of time they would need to maintain these levels before competing.

But Ms Dobbin, who reached the 200m semi-finals in Tokyo 2020, said that women ‘deserve to compete exclusively against competitors who don’t have any of the advantages that the female category exists to exclude'”


Look Canada press, just look!  Reporting the issue taking both sides into consideration, I know you can do it too!

Other news media are now commenting on the insular nature of American media.  Douglas Murray remarks about the obfuscation of language in the middle segment, rightly observing that the supposed left wing media in the US is busy erasing the term ‘woman’ from its vocabulary.

Hint – There is no liberation value to removing the category female people use to describe themselves.


The bitter partisan environment that dominates US politics is coming here. Three examples are have been captured and posted to Twitter – here the ‘freedom rallies’ exhibit hostility toward media crews on the ground who are there covering the event.

These two incidents may not be typical of the all the protests but I think are indicative of the misplaced skepticism and vilification of established news media sources that is becoming normalized in Canadian society.

I am not endorsing less media awareness or less critical thinking, on the contrary, triangulating news events and stories is vital for a more comprehensive grasp of the issues at hand. But this isn’t what is happening. It is outright hatred and physical violence against media outlets perceived not to be the home team.

These sorts of actions are not acceptable in Canadian society.

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