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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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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‘Boxing saved my life’: Owner of Salmon Arm boxing centre committed to training participants, regardless of disability

‘Boxing saved my life’: Owner of Salmon Arm boxing centre committed to training participants, regardless of disability

Peggy Maertz, owner of Bulldogs Fitness and Boxing Centre in Salmon Arm, has found her life’s calling. “I really feel like I found what I’m called to do,” Maetz said. “This is exactly the place I was looking for where I could belong, exactly as I was. A place to be safe, be vulnerable and […]

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Annual Slide and Ride event gives Edmontonians with disabilities a chance to hit the slopes – Edmonton

Annual Slide and Ride event gives Edmontonians with disabilities a chance to hit the slopes - Edmonton

Dozens of people packed the slopes at Rabbit Hill Snow Resort for Saturday’s Slide and Ride event. The event gives people with varying disabilities the opportunity to learn how to ski or snowboard with the help of an instructor and a volunteer. “Our program is very inclusive,” said Nigel Campbell, a ski coach with Edmonton’s […]

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Hamilton seeks more volunteer Snow Angels – Hamilton

Hamilton seeks more volunteer Snow Angels - Hamilton

The city of Hamilton is looking for Snow Angels to help seniors and people with disabilities with snow removal. READ MORE: Plow tracker launches in Hamilton In order to volunteer for the snow removal service, you must be 14 or older, in good physical health and be reliable. Snow Angel volunteers will receive a winter […]

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Advocates say disturbing video of N.S. school bullying shows people with disabilities are devalued

Advocates say disturbing video of N.S. school bullying shows people with disabilities are devalued

Advocates say a disturbing video showing a Cape Breton teen’s classmate walking over him in a stream demonstrates how the lives of people with disabilities are often devalued. Brett Corbett, who has cerebral palsy, told his mother Terri McEachern that he has forgiven the bullies who apologized to him, but he still feels unsafe returning […]

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‘Anyone can dance’: Ill-Abilities breakdance crew teams up with Les Grands Ballets – Montreal

‘Anyone can dance’: Ill-Abilities breakdance crew teams up with Les Grands Ballets - Montreal

Luca ‘Lazylegz’ Patuelli’s crutches become an extension of his arms as he swings in mid-air, effortlessly performing breakdance moves that most can only do on the floor. Next to him Jung Soo Lee, who was once told he’d never walk again, spins into a pose, working to match each movement to the beat. READ MORE: […]

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DDO residents call on city to lift tempo ban – Montreal

DDO residents call on city to lift tempo ban - Montreal

Dollard-des-Ormeaux resident Charlotte Gibson wants the city to lift its ban on temporary car shelters. She wants seniors, those with a disability and people suffering from a serious illness to be exempt from the city’s tempo restriction. Gibson lives with a disability, and although she has a company come and remove snow from her driveway, […]

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Alberta wants to boost support payments for those with disabilities and low-incomes

Alberta wants to boost support payments for those with disabilities and low-incomes

Alberta is proposing to increase help for those with disabilities and low-income earners while tying future hikes to keep pace with inflation. The changes introduced in the legislature would help about 250,000 Alberta residents, including seniors and those who receive benefits under the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped program, also known as AISH. READ […]

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