Hundreds turn out for annual women’s march in downtown Vancouver

Hundreds turn out for annual women’s march in downtown Vancouver

Hundreds gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (North Plaza) for the third annual March On, Vancouver event. People gathered for speeches at 10 a.m. and began marching at 11 a.m. Organizer Samantha Monckton said the women’s march was focused on a variety of issues that concern women, including sexual assault, the rights of […]

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City of Winnipeg pilot project could lift time limit on handicapped parking – Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg pilot project could lift time limit on handicapped parking - Winnipeg

The City of Winnipeg is looking at a new plan that would make downtown parking for people with disabilities a little easier. The Winnipeg Parking Authority has recommended a pilot project that would allow people with valid handicap parking permits to stay in certain on-street paid parking spaces beyond time restrictions. The Executive Police Committee (EPC) […]

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B.C. woman says trampoline park denied access to brother’s autism service dog

B.C. woman says trampoline park denied access to brother’s autism service dog

A Maple Ridge woman is speaking out after she claims a Langley adventure park refused access to her brother with autism’s service dog. Danica Dutt says because her 11-year-old brother Kai sometimes has outbursts and breakdowns, he needs to have his accredited service dog Rosie there to help calm him down. On Wednesday, she and […]

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Alberta non-profit hopes to keep kids with disabilities warm during winter months

Alberta non-profit hopes to keep kids with disabilities warm during winter months

An Edmonton man is hoping that some creativity from his parents will help kids living with disabilities spend more time outdoors. When Zachary Weeks was a child winters took a toll on him. The 30-year-old lives with cerebral palsy and has relied on a wheelchair since the age of four. Spending time outside playing with […]

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1 person dead, 3 in hospital after fire at Edmonton home for adults with disabilities – Edmonton

1 person dead, 3 in hospital after fire at Edmonton home for adults with disabilities - Edmonton

One person has died and three others are in hospital with serious or life-threatening injuries following a west Edmonton house fire early Monday morning. Video showed flames spewing out of the windows of the home on 90 Avenue and 166 Street shortly before 2 a.m. WATCH BELOW: Viewer video captured a serious house fire in west […]

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New Brunswick releases guidelines to help employers accommodate staff with addictions

New Brunswick releases guidelines to help employers accommodate staff with addictions

The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission has released new guidelines to help employers meet their legal obligations to accommodate staff struggling with addiction. The province says the new guidelines on cannabis, alcohol and drug addictions are based on both case law and New Brunswick’s Human Rights Act. READ MORE: A look at the addiction and mental […]

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Sharing is caring: Santa pours ‘milk’ down boy’s feeding tube in photo – National

Sharing is caring: Santa pours ‘milk’ down boy’s feeding tube in photo - National

An Indiana mother hopes a viral image of Santa Claus pouring formula down her son’s feeding tube will raise awareness to kids with disabilities and their needs. Beth Salzbrenner posted a photo Dec. 9 of her son, Austin Maners, on social media. The image featured a mall Santa sharing a cookie and pouring formula — […]

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Calgarians mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Calgary

Calgarians mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities - Calgary

People in Calgary marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) at Central Library on Monday. The IDPD event highlighted the achievements of people with disabilities in the city and included opportunities to learn about programs, resources and services in the disabled community. “The goal of IDPD is to bring awareness to disability and continue […]

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Sold-out Compass Card wristbands now being sold online for a big profit – BC

Sold-out Compass Card wristbands now being sold online for a big profit - BC

It’s no secret the Compass Card wristbands are a hit. Trans Link says it sold out of the wristbands on Monday morning, with a new shipment not coming until 2019. The wristbands, which work the same as a Compass Card, allow riders to tap in and tap out when travelling on transit. Jeremy was one […]

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Peterborough to kick off accessible parking awareness campaign – Peterborough

Peterborough to kick off accessible parking awareness campaign - Peterborough

The City of Peterborough is launching an accessible parking awareness campaign as part of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities next week. Mayor Diane Therrien has proclaimed Dec. 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote awareness about disability issues and to draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and […]

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