Weyburn city council issues apology for disability group home comments

The apology issued by Weyburn city council on Friday, March 15 for their comments on denying a group home for people with disabilities.

City council in Weyburn, Sask., has apologized to residents and other Canadians for using insensitive words after a controversial decision to reject a care home for people with disabilities. But the council isn’t saying whether it will reconsider the move. READ MORE: Weyburn councillor apologizes for ‘stigma’ remark surrounding group home A letter from the […]

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Montrealers with reduced mobility calling for better snow, ice removal on city sidewalks – Montreal

Montrealers with reduced mobility calling for better snow, ice removal on city sidewalks - Montreal

This winter has been downright dangerous for Montrealers with reduced mobility. For many, navigating the city’s slippery streets and sidewalks has been nothing short of a nightmare. Now, disability rights advocates are calling on the city to take more action to tackle the ice on its slippery sidewalks. “We don’t go out,” said Laurent Morissette […]

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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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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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