Opponents hope petition will stop relocation of CLSC day centre in Rivière-des-Prairies – Montreal

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MONTREAL – Close to 800 people have signed a petition to stop the closing of the CLSC’s day centre in Rivière-des-Prairies (RDP).The regional health board claims the move is necessary to increase accessibility, but the day centre’s transfer to a facility seven kilometres away has many residents worried.“If no one uses the service, fine, close it down, but there are people who use it,” said Melissa Di Lena, who started the petition.Di Lena calls the move devastating for many Italian-Montrealers in the community, including her great-grandmother and disabled aunt who rely on having services so close to home. Trending Stories Trump blames Spanish Flu for ending Second World War — 2 decades...

New guide and service dog rules look at improving accessibility and protection

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From navigating streets to helping with post-traumatic stress disorder, guide and service dogs are crucial for many British Columbians who live with a disability.Starting today, stronger rules supporting better access to public spaces and strata properties for people with guide and service dogs come into effect.The rules will essentially streamline the ones already in place by increasing penalties for denying a certified guide or service dog user their rights, and protect the public at large.They will also include new identification and a higher training standard for certified guide or service dogs. The regulated certification program B.C. and Alberta Guide Dog Services and Autism Support Dogs CEO Bill Thornton says, “will provide a comfort level for users and the public” and that it “will go a long way to eliminate any questions of...