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(LifeSiteNews) — The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has admitted it used COVID hospital training footage of a mannequin in an ICU on a ventilator in a video news segment to highlight the COVID situation in Alberta hospitals.

After many pointed out the ICU dummy on social media as being suspicious, CBC Edmonton last week said it was used in error.

“Earlier in October, we aired two stories on what patients can expect in a hospital ICU during the COVID crisis and the strain on nursing staff. We shot footage for these stories at two Edmonton training facilities that showed mannequins in beds and a realistic-looking hospital setting due to restrictions,” wrote CBC Edmonton. “Unfortunately, some of that same footage was then used in a different story about COVID projections and modelling last week. Using those images outside the context of the training facilities was inappropriate and we apologize for the error in judgement. The story has been corrected.”

The apology from CBC Edmonton came almost a week after a news segment aired showing the dummy.

An October 2 CBC news report showed images of a mannequin in the ICU. The CBC said some of the footage shown was filmed in September at student training facilities at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and MacEwan University.

Other parts of the footage were provided to CBC by Alberta Health Services (AHS).

After the CBC Edmonton news price aired, many quickly took to social media to call out the obvious fact that the person in the ICU was not real, but a dummy.

Reuters published a fact check on the CBC reports.

“On October 1st and 2nd, CBC Edmonton ran two stories describing the realities of being in an ICU ward and the strain on nursing staff. Unable to bring our cameras into a hospital ICU ward, we shot footage at two training facilities which were then used for illustrative purposes,” wrote a CBC spokesperson. “In the October 1 story, which was then posted to our website here, it was not clearly identified as training footage, and it should have been. We have since clarified that.”

“Regrettably, some of this same footage was used again in a different story about COVID projections for Alberta that aired on October 7 during our 6 and 11 pm newscasts.”

Last week, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw was forced to apologize for incorrectly saying a 14-year-old died of COVID when in fact he died of terminal stage four brain cancer.

This came after the sister of the 14-year-old who died, Simone Spitzer, blasted the local media for reporting his death as “fake news.”

“The 14-year-old on the article is my brother. He died from stage 4 brain cancer, not from covid,” wrote Spitzer in a Facebook post-Tuesday.

The narrative of overrun hospitals has been countered by some Alberta doctors.

An Alberta doctor recently spoke out stating the countless COVID jab side effects she has witnessed first-hand. Dr. Daniel Nagase said it “shocked” him at how his COVID patients were being treated in an Alberta hospital.

The COVID-19 injections approved for emergency use in Canada, including the Pfizer jab for ages 12 and up, all have connections to cells derived from aborted babies. All four have also been associated with severe side effects such as blood clots, rashes, miscarriages, and even heart attacks in young, healthy men.