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‘There was never a hint’ anything was wrong, says owner of home tied to Bruce McArthur investigation

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Karen Fraser never imagined that doing a good deed for a friend’s brother would land her at the centre of one of the biggest crime stories in Canadian history.

Fraser, who lives with her partner Ron Smith on Mallory Crescent in Toronto, lent her garage to Bruce McArthur. The 66-year-old landscaper stored his tools there for about a decade.

In exchange for use of the space, he would tend their yard. He donated flowers to their charity events. He brought planters full of flowers and told Fraser he wanted to keep them in her backyard so he could look at them while he and his crew ate lunch there.

Fraser never would have guessed that those planters contained the remains of missing men.

McArthur is accused of killing eight men, many of whom had ties to the city’s Gay Village and were reported missing between 2010 and 2017. He is charged with eight counts of first-degree murder and has been in custody at the Toronto South Detention Centre in Etobicoke since his arrest on Jan. 18. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 5.

  • WATCH: The interview with Karen Fraser Wednesday on The National on CBC Television and streamed online

« We still have trouble putting the man that we knew together with this alleged serial killer, » Fraser says. « And no, there was never a hint. No temper. Nothing. Nothing when you look back and say, ‘Well, I’m stupid, there it was, I should have seen it.’ Nothing. »

Fraser’s home, backyard and the land behind her property have been ground zero for a massive police investigation.

After being barred from their home for 22 days this winter while police searched every inch of their property, Fraser and Smith thought it was almost over. They were allowed to move back in while the searchers continued digging in their yard.

Forensic experts search the garage at Fraser’s home. It was one of about 30 properties in the Toronto area that police checked during their investigation into McArthur. (CBC)

Then in July, the police came back. This time they were there to check an area near the ravine behind the home, where police dogs had picked up a scent.

« We thought it was over, » she says. « That they were just coming here to be thorough, of course, and we didn’t think they would find anything. And of course they did, within hours. »

That the police found the remains of an eighth victim that week was a difficult revelation for Fraser.

« I can’t say why really, it just was, » she says. « I guess suddenly you had a feeling it might never end. »

The next step

Fraser says she and Smith are trying to move on. It’s hard when their house still gets so much attention. Their quiet street gets more traffic these days, and drivers slow down to take a look.

« We have tourists, as we’re calling them, » she says. « Day in and day out. People who drive by and look and smile strange smiles. »

Fraser and Smith have made changes to their home to honour the victims. They light a lantern on their porch each night.

Fraser and Smith put a lantern with a candle on their porch to honour the victims who police found buried on their Toronto property. (Melissa Mancini/CBC)

They had the garage door repainted a few months ago to get rid of the « infamous orange, » as Fraser called it, that was seen on so many newscasts. 

It’s grey now. A local artist painted a lyric from the song Nothing More by the band The Alternate Routes on it: « We are One. We are how we treat each other when the day is done. »

​A lot of it I really have locked in the cupboard in the back of my mind. And every once in a while… the door pops open on its own and bits of it try to come out.– Karen Fraser

This weekend Fraser and Smith are having a cleansing ceremony. They invited people who helped them through the past eight months. The neighbours who took them in, the friends who made them dinner, the church group that planted new flowers in the backyard after it was excavated by the police.

A priest and an imam will bless the property.

Fraser calls it the next step, because they don’t intend to leave the home her father bought decades ago. She says they have been happy there over the years.

« Why would we let an evil person take our life apart? Unacceptable. Not going to happen. »

Fraser’s garage door has been repainted with song lyrics: ‘We are One. We are how we treat each other when the day is done.’ (Melissa Mancini/CBC)

Fraser is still processing the fact her home is connected to the killings. She hopes normalcy will return soon, but she still hasn’t processed much of what happened. She says she tries not to think about it.

« Well, a lot of it, I really have locked in the cupboard in the back of my mind. And every once in a while, it must be an old cupboard because the door pops open on its own and bits of it try to come out. I’m not ready to see them yet, so I just shut the door.

« It’s appalling. My only bad moments are when my mind wanders to the last few minutes of the victims. I can barely stand to have that drifting through my mind. So I take that and put it in a box, shove it in a cupboard, shut the door again. »





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These US entities partnered with the Wuhan Institute of Virology — time for a criminal investigation?

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(Natural News) The Wuhan Institute of Virology from which the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is believed to have “escaped” has a number of questionable partnerships that are worth looking into in light of the pandemic.

Most of them are universities, including the University of Alabama, the University of North Texas, and Harvard University. There is also the EcoHealth Alliance, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Wildlife Federation.

While the relationships between these entities and the Wuhan Institute of Virology may be completely innocent, there is no way to really say for sure without a proper investigation. And this is exactly what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling for, as is the nation of Australia.

Pompeo and the folks down under, along with millions of Americans, would really like to know the true origins of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). An increasing number of people simply are not buying the narrative that the novel virus originated in bat soup at a Chinese wet market, and this even includes mainstream media outlets like Fox News.

The only way to really determine what was going on at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and who else might have been involved. is to open the place up for an international investigation. But communist China is against this, of course, accusing Australia of “petty tricks” and collusion with the United States.

“Overnight, I saw comments from the Chinese Foreign Ministry talking about a course of activity with respect to Australia who had the temerity to ask for investigation,” Pompeo is quoted as saying in response to China’s aggression against a proposed investigation.

“Who in the world wouldn’t want an investigation of how this happened to the world?” he added.

As the U.S. aims to get back on track economically speaking, Pompeo believes that now is the time to hold communist China, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and whoever else may have been involved accountable for unleashing this pandemic on the world.

“Not only American wealth, but the global economy’s devastation as a result of this virus,” Pompeo further stated. “There will be a time for this. We will get that timing right.”

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New U.S. analysis finds that lab in Wuhan, China was “most likely” origin of coronavirus release

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(Natural News) While American Leftists and most of the Democrat Party continue to serve as apologists for the Chinese Communist regime over its role in creating and then perpetuating the coronavirus pandemic, a new U.S. government analysis concludes that COVID-19 “most likely” escaped from a lab near Wuhan city.

The Washington Times reports that the analysis cataloged evidence linking the outbreak to the Wuhan lab and has found that other explanations for the origins of the virus are not as credible.

The paper reported:

The document, compiled from open sources and not a finished product, says there is no smoking gun to blame the virus on either the Wuhan Institute of Virology or the Wuhan branch of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, both located in the city where the first outbreaks were reported.

However, “there is circumstantial evidence to suggest such may be the case,” the paper says.

“All other possible places of the virus’ origin have been proven to be highly unlikely,” said the report, a copy of which was obtained by the Times.

ChiCom officials have claimed that the virus’ origin is unknown. However, Beijing initially stated that coronavirus came from animals at a “wet market” in Wuhan where exotic meats are butchered and sold in disgusting conditions.

Chinese officials claim that COVID-19 went from bats to animals sold in the market last year, then infected humans.

U.S. intelligence officials have increasingly dismissed that explanation, however, as attention has begun to focus on evidence suggesting that Chinese medical researchers were working with coronavirus in the country’s only Level 4 facility, which is in Wuhan.

U.S. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that intelligence agencies are investigating whether the virus escaped from a lab or was the result of a naturally occurring outbreak, but that analysts have ruled out reports that COVID-19 was manmade.

‘The most logical place to investigate the virus origin has been completely sealed off’

“At this point, it’s inconclusive, although the weight of evidence seems to indicate natural,” the general said on April 14, “but we don’t know for certain.”

The analysis said that the wet market explanation does not ring true because the first human diagnosis of coronavirus was made in someone who had no connection to the wet market in question. And according to Chinese reports, no bats were sold at that particular market.

At the same time, several questionable actions and a growing paper trail provide clues that the virus actually escaped from a lab, even as China begins to clamp down on those information streams.

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The biggest media lies about the coronavirus: Origins, treatments and vaccines

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(Natural News) If there is one thing that most everyone can agree on concerning the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is the fact that there is no shortage of conflicting information out there about the nature of it. And the mainstream media is certainly doing its part to steer the narrative as part of a larger agenda, using plenty of misinformation along the way.

The following are among the most commonly parroted lies about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) that aim to distort the facts and deceive you into believing falsehoods about this pandemic:

Media LIE: The virus is not man-made

From the very beginning of this thing, the official narrative was that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) came from a Chinese wet market where bats and other “exotic” animals are sold as meat. But the world later learned that it actually more than likely “escaped” from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The mainstream media and social media platforms went nuts trying to censor this information and even called it  “fake news.” But eventually it became undeniable that bat soup was not responsible for spreading the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) around Wuhan and eventually to the rest of the world – hence why we continue to call it the Wuhan coronavirus rather than just COVID-19.

We have even seen attempts by the media machine at making the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) a racial issue because there are supposedly more “people of color” coming down with it than people with fair skin, which further detracts attention away from the source of this virus.

Media LIE: Hydroxychloroquine is extremely dangerous and doesn’t work

The minute that President Donald Trump announced that hydroxychloroquine may be an effective, and very inexpensive, remedy for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the mainstream media immediately began decrying this claim as fake news, even though Anthony Fauci himself praised hydroxychloroquine back in 2013 under Barack Obama as being some type of “miracle cure” for SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).

There have even been studies conducted that were designed to intentionally smear the drug as both ineffective and dangerous, though one in particular purposely left out zinc, which appears to be a critical co-factor in supporting the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine – in other words, politics as usual.

Media LIE: Only a vaccine can save us from coronavirus

Many politicians and public health officials are parroting the lie that the only way America can come out of lockdown and go back to “normal” is to get vaccinated with some future vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) that does not even yet exist. A vaccine, we are repeatedly told, is the only thing, or perhaps some new “blockbuster” antiviral drug, that can cure the world of this scourge and make everything happy and wonderful once again.

Meanwhile, not a peep is being made about things like intravenous (IV) high-dose vitamin C, which is being successfully used in other countries to stem the tide of infections without the need for new drugs and vaccines.

By omission, nutrition is pointless

Speaking of natural approaches to overcoming the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) that are being systematically ignored by the mainstream media and most in politics, have you heard anyone mention the importance of nutrition in all of this? We did not think so, and this is intentional.

Regular readers of this site over the years should know by now that the single-most important thing you need to do to stay healthy besides exercising regularly is to feed your body the nutrition it needs to naturally ward off illnesses, including those associated with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

Research compiled by the Lewin Group reveals that nutritional remedies such as calcium, vitamin D, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zeaxanthin, and more all play a critical role in fortifying the immune system, which, if properly nourished, should have little problem fending off disease.

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