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Does Cold-FX "Stop Colds"?

If you haven’t seen the Cold-FX commercial (6.5 MB video),[1] then you probably haven’t been watching TV recently, or at least not the Canadian channels. In the ad, a dishevelled male office worker standing by a photocopier sneezes a burst … Continue reading

17. January 2009 by barry
Categories: Alt. Med, Topics | 5 comments

Local 'Healer' Gets Arrested… Finally

At Ottawa Skeptics, we’re always on the look-out for local people or groups who make extraordinary claims. We love to examine these claims and publicize our findings. We also encourage people to be skeptical of these claims. So when a … Continue reading

14. January 2009 by Jon
Categories: Alt. Med, Topics | 6 comments

A Norwegian Politician and Occam's Razor

  The following is an excerpt from a chain letter that recently came to my attention: I am a Norwegian politician. I would like to say that difficult things will happen from the year 2008 till the year 2012.  The … Continue reading

07. January 2009 by Pat
Categories: Conspiracy Theories, Topics | 2 comments

Bill C-51 Credible Resource Library

This page contains links to credible resources about Bill C-51 and about the regulation of natural health products (NHPs) in Canada. It will be kept up-to-date until Bill C-51 is passed. It features links to: Ottawa Skeptics Articles about Bill … Continue reading

10. December 2008 by barry
Categories: Alt. Med, Topics | Comments Off on Bill C-51 Credible Resource Library

Diamonds Are Forever

….or at least for a long time. A very, very long time. A couple of weekends ago, I visited the Nature of Diamonds exhibit currently showing at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Being a science-geek, I was more interested … Continue reading

13. November 2008 by stevewatson
Categories: Evolution Denial, Topics | Comments Off on Diamonds Are Forever

Cellphones, Brain Cancer and the Interphone Study

The topic of cellphones and brain cancer has come up a couple of times in our forum over the last few months.  In one thread, Hang up your Cell Phone in TO, BillC discussed a CBC article about Toronto Public … Continue reading

02. November 2008 by barry
Categories: Skepticism, Topics | 2 comments

De-Energizing

A variant of the following essay was spoken on Episode 10 of The Reality Check and it can also be found on Darren’s blog: Eunoia. In the past several years, there seems to be (or at least I seem to … Continue reading

26. October 2008 by Darren
Categories: Psychics/ESP, Topics | Comments Off on De-Energizing

CEPEO to Investigate EMF Balancers in Local Schools

As promised in our article It Is Unbelievable What a Tub of Soil Can Do, we have followed up on the claim that two local schools have installed EMF Balancers on their premises.  The schools, Louis Riel secondary school and … Continue reading

23. October 2008 by barry
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It Is Unbelievable What a Tub of Soil Can Do

As discussed on the forum, Jon and I attended the presentation on the EMF Balancer given by Peter Webb.  In more ways than one, the product, as well as the presentation, were quite unbelievable.   It is not my purpose … Continue reading

05. October 2008 by barry
Categories: Alt. Med, Topics | Comments Off on It Is Unbelievable What a Tub of Soil Can Do

Bill C-51 Takes an Election Break

This should be the last Bill C-51 article for a while, perhaps until next year.  Now that the 39th Parliament has been dissolved, all House and Senate bills that did not received Royal Assent have died on the Order Paper, … Continue reading

14. September 2008 by barry
Categories: Alt. Med, Topics | Comments Off on Bill C-51 Takes an Election Break

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