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Wakefield nurse fires up Freedom Convoy


Wakefield’s Bethan Nodwell is known in the Gatineau Hills for many things: being the hospital’s former head nurse, singing onstage at the Black Sheep Inn, and more recently, disseminating debatable facts and anti-vax sentiments on social media. Now she’s running the main stage at the Freedom Convoy in downtown Ottawa, firing up the crowd as seen here Feb. 4. Trevor Greenway photo

Bethan Nodwell had thousands of demonstrators in Ottawa hanging onto her every word.


The Wakefielder, who has been known to disseminate COVID-19 information through social media that contradicts scientific experts and public health guidelines, was on stage on Parliament Hill on Feb. 4 during the Freedom Convoy protest, rallying thousands of protesters who have taken hold of downtown Ottawa and brought the country’s capital to a standstill.


“My name is Bethan Nodwell and I’m a nurse,” she declared from the stage. Her comments drew roars from the crowd and deafening air horns from the rigs.