Category Archives for Canadian News

We've Got Videos!

We have created a video channel on Vimeo to host all of our videos. We chose to use Vimeo instead of the more popular youtube because Vimeo allow videos longer than 10 minutes to be posted. We already have a … Continue reading

18. August 2009 by Jon
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Canadian Meetup in Vegas for TAM 7!

Scott Gavura of the Science-Based Pharmacy blog is spearheading a get together for Canadian skeptics at this year’s Amazing Meeting in Vegas. Currently, it’s being planned for Thursday July 9 somewhere in the Southpoint Casino and Hotel. Please join the … Continue reading

20. June 2009 by Jon
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A Science Minister Should Understand and Respect Science

On our forum thread “Science Minister Evasive about Evolution“, we have been discussing the news story from three weeks ago about Conservative MP Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, initially avoiding to comment on his view of … Continue reading

08. April 2009 by barry
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Petition to the Prime Minister of Canada

Ottawa Skeptics is about science.   Advocating the teaching of science in our schools, testing the unscientific claims of people and products, insisting on the use of good science in decision making. Canada’s Minister of State for Science and Technology, Gary … Continue reading

22. March 2009 by testguy
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Loss of a Canadian Skeptical Hero

The Canadian skeptical community has just lost a champion. According to Skeptics Canada, Henry Gordon passed away on January 25, 2009 at the age of 89 due to a lengthy, unspecified illness. He was best known as a stage magician … Continue reading

03. February 2009 by Jon
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Darwin Week 2009

  Evolution is awesome, and so was the discoverer of this fascinating and powerful theory. To celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary since the publication of his groundbreaking work “On the Origin of Species”, Carleton … Continue reading

15. January 2009 by Jon
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2009 Darwin Essay Contest

The following announcement was sent to high schools in the OCDSB, and posted on the web at darwin2009ottawa.blogspot.com.  I encourage everyone to promote this event, for example by talking to local high schools, printing the announcement and posting it at … Continue reading

06. January 2009 by seannna
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Alt. Med lecture in Toronto on May 9

I just received word from our buddies at Skeptics Canada that they will be having a guest lecture on May 9. Here’s the info for anyone that would be able to attend: Skeptics Canada will be featuring speaker Dr. Jack … Continue reading

21. April 2008 by Jon
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Jenny McCarthy Spreads Anti-Vaccination Nonsense on The Hour

I used to be a fan. I want to like George but George Stroumboulopoulos and the CBC’s The Hour have been on a downward spiral for some time. The show does absolutely nothing with controversial guests but lob them soft … Continue reading

19. March 2008 by Halden
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