New Saskatchewan bus service making travel easier for people with disabilities

New Saskatchewan bus service making travel easier for people with disabilities

A new bus service is trying to fill the void left after the province lost Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) in 2017 and Greyhound stopped service in Western Canada in October 2018. Affordable Rides launched about two weeks ago, providing Saskatchewan residents with a bit of optimism — especially those with disabilities. The new transportation company […]

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Proposed Canadian travel regulations for people with disabilities don’t go far enough, critics say – BC

Proposed Canadian travel regulations for people with disabilities don’t go far enough, critics say - BC

For people living with disabilities, travelling can be a challenge. The Canadian Transportation Agency and federal accessibility minister announced new proposed regulations that promise to be a game-changer for travellers with disabilities. The proposed regulations would affect communication, training, accessibility and service on large airlines, rail, ferries, buses and terminals. For example, terminals would be […]

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N.S. inquiry finds that hospital violated human rights of people with disabilities – Halifax

N.S. inquiry finds that hospital violated human rights of people with disabilities - Halifax

A human rights inquiry has found that the human rights of three people with intellectual disabilities were violated by confining them in a Nova Scotia hospital ward for more than a decade. The applicants in the case – Beth MacLean, Joseph Delaney and the late Sheila Livingstone – had argued that the province should have […]

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Calgary photographers donate work to housing building for people with disabilities: ‘Something to inspire us’

Calgary photographers donate work to housing building for people with disabilities: ‘Something to inspire us’

Tue, Feb 26: Some creative Calgarians are putting their talents to work to brighten up the world for others. As Gil Tucker shows us, they’re helping to make a building’s bare walls come alive with colour. Source link

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Lethbridge church gives people with disabilities a night to shine

Lethbridge church gives people with disabilities a night to shine

Even though most prom nights are held in June, there was a similar celebration taking place a little earlier in the year. Victory Church hosted the second annual Night to Shine, giving people with disabilities an evening to celebrate. Kyle Benning has more. Source link

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Lethbridge church gives people with disabilities a night to shine – Lethbridge

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Braydon Strong felt good and looked good on Friday night. When he put on his tailored suit and sprayed some cologne, he felt ready for a party. “He has just been talking about this non-stop for like, at least two weeks,” said Braydon’s caregiver Justin Ball. The 18-year-old suited up to cut a rug at […]

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B.C. government announces funding to bolster inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities

B.C. government announces funding to bolster inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities

The provincial government marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by announcing $500,000 in funding for projects that support accessibility and inclusivity. Sixteen non-profit organizations across B.C will receive grants of up to $40,000, Social Development Minister Shane Simpson said Monday. Money will be distributed through Disability Alliance BC. READ MORE: Disabled advocates applaud Vancouver’s proposal […]

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