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Friday 13th: Ottawa Skeptics in the news

The Ottawa Skeptics’ Darren McKee, host of the Reality Check podcast, talked to Centretown News about Paraskevidekatriaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th. Check out the story here.

14. December 2013 by Chris
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Anti-vax advocate Jenny McCarthy dropped from Ottawa cancer charity fundraiser

Good news from the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation: responding to criticism from media, social media and groups including the Ottawa Skeptics, CFI, CASS and Bad Science Watch, they have dropped Jenny McCarthy from their upcoming Bust a Move charity fundraiser. … Continue reading

02. February 2013 by Chris
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Anti-Vaccination Advocate to Headline Ottawa Cancer Event: CFI Canada, CASS and Ottawa Skeptics Issue Response

The upcoming fundraising event “Bust a Move”, held regionally in Ottawa is planning to host Anti-Vaccination Advocate Jenny McCarthy as headliner. McCarthy’s writings have contributed substantially to the belief that vaccines cause autism and cancer. Together with CFI Ottawa, CFI … Continue reading

31. January 2013 by Chris
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Anti-vaxxer Jenny McCarthy to front Ottawa cancer charity fundraiser

It’s disappointing to see that the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation has selected Jenny McCarthy to headline their fundraising Bust a Move event this year. Jenny McCarthy is a deeply controversial figure with anti-scientific and anti-health views on vaccination and autism, … Continue reading

30. January 2013 by Chris
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Climate Science Denial at Carleton University

The Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS), part of the Centre for Inquiry Canada, has released a report auditing a climate change course at Carleton University in Ottawa. The course “Climate Change: An Earth Sciences Perspective” has been … Continue reading

28. February 2012 by Chris
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Inherit the Wind

The Great Canadian Theatre Company and the County of Carleton Law Association present the 9th annual fundraising performance “Inherit the Wind” on May 1, 2, and 3. The cast features local Ottawa lawyers. The play, like the 1960 movie of the same … Continue reading

27. April 2008 by dana
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Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear

Popular Ottawa Citizen columnist Dan Garner has published his first book entitled “Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear“. He will be speaking about the book during the Writers Festival at the Library and Archives of Canada on Saturday, April … Continue reading

16. April 2008 by dana
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Reminder: Skeptical Pub Meet this Wednesday!

Every month we choose a local pub, get together for food and spirits (the real kind), meet each other, and have a fun time. Everyone is welcome to join us, don’t be shy we don’t bite. The only people that … Continue reading

11. March 2008 by Jon
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Evolution and Creationism … and Canadian Hockey

When you think about it, the hockey venue does seem apt.  Evolution and creationism squaring off and dropping gloves.  Creationism getting called for slashing, tripping [up] and committing other misconducts. Last Sunday, the CBC Radio show, Definitely Not the Opera, … Continue reading

12. February 2008 by barry
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Health Canada Completely Drops the Ball on `Natural` Medicine

I was sad to read in this article sent to me yesterday (and hear on the latest episode of the SGU podcast) that Health Canada is lowering its restrictions on health claims made about ‘natural’ products and supplements. According to … Continue reading

09. February 2008 by Jon
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