All Posts Tagged With "Vancouver"

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Battling the Anti-Vaccination Movement

20 March 2013 by Ethan Clow

(Note – this is crossed posted to Radio Freethinker) It’s been a busy month for skeptical activists in Vancouver. I wanted to write about some of the recent news regarding an anti-vaccination conference that was held at the Simon Fraser University, here in Vancouver. The anti-vaccination conference was organized by this group: the Vaccine Resistance […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Canada, Health, Vaccines5 Comments

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When Science Trumps Policy: The Triumph of Insite

06 October 2011 by Ethan Clow

About five months ago I wrote about the situation of Insite, Vancouver’s safe injection site where drug addicts could receive clean needles, medical supervision during drug use, and access to drug treatment. I was very concerned as a skeptic that a new form of science based drug policy known as harm reduction was going to […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Canada, Health, Health Policy26 Comments

The Straight’s Radiophobic Hissy Fit

The Straight’s Radiophobic Hissy Fit

10 August 2011 by Rob Tarzwell

  This is a guest post from Dr. Rob Tarzwell. Dr. Tarzwell is a nuclear medicine specialist (in training) at UBC in Vancouver, and is on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is a CFI advisor. Vancouver’s Georgia Straight, no stranger to willfully stupid incredulity on science matters, has once […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Environment, Medical Conditions6 Comments

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When Policy Trumps Science: The Story of Insite

18 May 2011 by Ethan Clow

The Harper Government (which is now the legal name for the Government of Canada) is currently continuing its campaign against Vancouver’s safe injections site, Insite. What is a safe injection site? Simply put, this is a location operating under an exemption from Canada’s drug laws that allow addicts to safely use needle drugs. Addicts can […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Canada, Health, Health Policy13 Comments

Vancouver SkeptiCamp: Celebrate critical thinking on the coast

Vancouver SkeptiCamp: Celebrate critical thinking on the coast

15 October 2010 by Melany Hamill

Toronto and Winnipeg are not the only cities to be holding SkeptiCamps this October. Vancouver will also be hosting our fourth SkeptiCamp event on the 23rd. We still have space, so register now! ¬†You can help promote our event by sharing our webpage, or putting up some posters. We still have some room for speakers, […]

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“We Encourage You To Think Critically”

10 June 2010 by Ethan Clow

Recently Deepak Chopra came to Vancouver to speak about his new age spiritualism involving quantum healing and other mystical healing methods like mind over matter. Chopra is well known to the skeptical community. James Randi suggested that Deepak Chopra is “the richest quack that I know of” (he said that when I interviewed him on […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Events4 Comments

What’s in Your Newspaper?

28 November 2009 by Ethan Clow

Poor journalism drives me up the wall. As a Vancouverite I’m often left speechless at the level of journalistic integrity I encounter in my city and province. For those of you who are wondering journalistic integrity basically amounts to doing due diligence on the facts. Reporting on issues that of importance to the reader and […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Media2 Comments