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Accessibility Act begins with customer service

Posted: October 21st, 2015 at 7:08pm Featured, NEWS, manitoba
Effective Nov. 1, the Manitoba government regulation that removes customer service barriers for people with disabilities comes into effect. “Accessing goods and services is something most of us take for…

Province vows to remove accessibility barriers by 2017

Posted: August 28th, 2015 at 2:40pm Featured, NEWS, OTHER, manitoba
The provincial government will take the lead as municipalities and public-sector organizations develop plans to remove barriers to programs and services for all Manitobans by the end of 2017, Family…

Feds commit $80K for Manitoba accessibility projects

Posted: July 16th, 2015 at 10:49pm Featured, NEWS, OTHER, pembina
ST. JEAN BAPTISTE — On Thursday, the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, joined Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher, to announce funding of over $80,000…

Human rights museum wins award for accessibility

Posted: May 21st, 2015 at 7:18pm Featured, NEWS, OTHER, Winnipeg
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has won a prestigious Jodi Award, with judges calling Canada's newest national museum "a beacon of excellence in digital inclusivity, not only in Canada…

Wheeling through the winter

Posted: March 19th, 2015 at 10:02pm recreation, Featured, LIFE
Winter in Manitoba is challenging for even the most able bodied, but can present unique challenges for those with mobility issues. To take a more in depth look at these…

Help a neighbour in need by donating toward her new wheelchair

Posted: December 31st, 2014 at 8:56am VOICES
Danielle Otto wants a new wheelchair. Simply put, she deserves it, and if she can do more with a new chair than she has done with her current one, she…

Users finding Handi-Transit not so handy

Posted: November 25th, 2014 at 1:30am NEWS, Winnipeg
[caption id="attachment_33092" align="alignright" width="470"] Jesse Turner uses Winnipeg’s Handi-Transit and says there’re a lot of problems with the system. (AMY-JEAN MacLEAN photo)[/caption] AMY-JEAN MacLEAN, The CC Tribune Top photo by…

More equitable system for Handi-Transit users

Posted: August 27th, 2014 at 9:31am NEWS, Winnipeg
MHR CONNECTIONS, Manitoba Human Rights Commission A voluntary resolution of a human rights complaint has resulted in Handi-Transit’s application and assessment process and written materials undergoing a number of changes.…

Manitou Opera House to host fundraising concert series

Posted: August 25th, 2014 at 4:14pm MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT
JENNIFER DOBSON, Arts funding can be difficult to come by, especially in a small rural community of 800 people. Manitou, Man., boasts a heritage Opera House, built in 1930,…

Twelve bold suggestions for Winnipeg’s next mayor

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 at 8:26am LIFE, advice, VOICES
DOROTHY DOBBIE, SMART Tab What the City of Winnipeg needs is a bold new vision that complements the growing optimism Winnipeggers feel about our future. Yes, we need to renew…
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