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Canadian military was warned of reservist's hard-right online ties by allied intelligence agency

Erik Myggland is still in the Rangers, despite army commander's vow to kick him out

Murray Brewster · CBC News · Posted: Dec 09, 2020 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: December 9

A Facebook photo of Erik Myggland on Aug. 24, 2019, showing him wearing a Three Percenter patch.(Facebook/CBC News)

Neo-Nazis, extremists capitalizing on COVID-19, declassified CSIS documents say

 Stewart Bell

Extremist groups have been promoting disinformation about COVID-19 in an attempt to capitalize on the pandemic, according to declassified Canadian intelligence files obtained by Global News.

Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and anti-government extremists, in particular, have been using COVID-19 conspiracy theories to attract followers, raise money and encourage violence, the documents said.

The Resentment That Never Sleeps

Rising anxiety over declining social status tells us a lot about how we got here and where we’re going.

More and more, politics determine which groups are favored and which are denigrated.

Roughly speaking, Trump and the Republican Party have fought to enhance the status of white Christians and white people without college degrees: the white working and middle class. Biden and the Democrats have fought to elevate the standing of previously marginalized groups: women, minorities, the L.G.B.T.Q. community and others.

White Nationalists Sought Resumes for Trump White House, Emails Show

Activists linked to the white nationalist hate group VDARE sought resumes to fill out White House administration jobs days after media outlets declared Donald J. Trump the winner of the 2016 election, leaked emails show.

Activists linked to the white nationalist hate group VDARE sought resumes to fill out White House administration jobs days after media outlets declared Donald J. Trump the winner of the 2016 election, leaked emails show.

Anti-masker arrested: Woman arrested after allegedly refusing to wear mask or leave Value Village

A Kelowna woman was arrested Sunday afternoon at Value Village after allegedly refusing to put on a mask or leave the store. 

Police were called to the Value Village on Aurora Crescent just after 4 p.m. on Nov. 22 for a report of a woman who was trespassing as she refused to leave the store after entering without a mask.

Officers tried to convince her to leave the store, but she refused, according to RCMP, who allege the woman struck the officers several times, screamed and refused to cooperate.

Business faces anti-maskers: Owners of Bean Scene North yelled at and filmed by men refusing to wear masks

A Kelowna business owner is left feeling shaken after three men who refused to wear masks entered her store and began yelling and video taping her and her six-month-old baby.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Thursday that masks are now required in all indoor public and retail spaces across B.C. 

Jennifer West, the owner of Bean Scene North on Ellis Street tells Castanet that just after 3 p.m. on Saturday, three men entered the store without masks.

Heavy police presence at Kelowna Wal-Mart for alleged bomb threat

Police swarm Wal-Mart

Castanet reader Caleb Musfelt-Lycar says he went to Wal-Mart Sunday evening for 30 minutes and returned to his truck sectioned off with police tape.

“I went and asked one of the cops what was going on, saying ‘hey, can I get to my truck?’ and he told me I can’t and that there is a possible pressure cooker bomb threat and it was right next to my truck.”

He says initially he thought they were joking and went to sit-down nearby to figure out his next steps but was told he needed to leave the premises. 

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