Access an issue as new Vendôme-MUHC tunnel opens – Montreal

Access an issue as new Vendôme-MUHC tunnel opens - Montreal
WATCH: The tunnel linking the Vendome metro to the super hospital is open to public but as Global’s Tim Sargeant reports, there are some major issues when it comes to access.MONTREAL – “On time and on budget,” – that’s how government officials are selling the new pedestrian tunnel linking the Vendôme metro and train station with the new MUHC super hospital.The $5.16 million underground passage allows hospital employees, patients and visitors access to the MUHC without having to take a detour along de Maisonneuve boulevard.Limited accessThe time saving passage does come with constraints.The 34 metre tunnel brings people to the MUHC property, but not its front doors.READ MORE: New bus links Lionel-Groulx metro with MUHC hospitalPeople will have to walk outside for the remaining 200 metres. Story continues below...

Colorado theatre shooter’s psychiatrist was warned he thought about killing people – National

Colorado theatre shooter’s psychiatrist was warned he thought about killing people - National
WATCH: One of the most important witnesses took the witness stand in the Aurora theatre shooting trial. James Holmes was seeing a psychiatrist in the months leading up to the shooting. Rick Sallinger reports.CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The psychiatrist who saw James Holmes repeatedly before he carried out his deadly attack on a Colorado movie theater said Tuesday that she had been warned before their first meeting that he said he was thinking of killing people.Dr. Lynn Fenton said the social worker who referred Holmes to her for therapy said he seemed extremely anxious, and had homicidal thoughts, which she then brought up in their first session.She has had other patients talk about killing people, she explained; the important thing is to figure out if they have a plan — “If they’re taking any steps to carry out any action that is related to...

Halifax Bike Week puts focus on city’s accessibility to cyclists – Halifax

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WATCH: It’s bike week in Halifax, and that led us to wonder how bikeable the city is. Global’s Heide Pearson finds out.HALIFAX – Cycling is a common way for people to commute around Halifax, and it’s becoming more popular — but how rider-friendly are the city streets?Halifax Bike Week runs from June 4-15 and focuses on raising awareness that cycling is a common way to get around. It also aims to educate both cyclists and drivers about how to properly share the roads.“It’s huge for everyone, whether you cycle, you drive or you walk, to be aware of what the rules are, and also to be very cognizant and respectful of other people that are on the road,” said District 8 Coun. Jennifer Watts.Watts, along with District 7 Coun. Waye Mason, partnered with the Halifax Cycling Coalition to come up with ways to improve cycling in...

Access and fairness legislation coming to Nova Scotia in 2016 – Halifax

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WATCH: On Wednesday, the Macneil government released a report outlining recommendations for what the accessibility legislation should contain to make Nova Scotia accessible to everyone. Ray Bradshaw reports. HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government plans to bring in new accessibility and fairness legislation by next year. The MacNeil government released the Access and Fairness for All Nova Scotians report on Wednesday which gives recommendations on what the legislation should contain to make Nova Scotia accessible to everyone.A panel of 22 people from the community and government organizations developed the report on access and fairness. Nova Scotians were also given the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback at consultation sessions around the province last year.“I have read through this report and I can tell you that I’m very pleased with...