Despite ongoing issues, Ontario plans to reduce small business accessibility requirements – Toronto

TransLink reverses decision to close fare gates
For most people, hailing a cab is no big deal, but Diane Bergeron has a guide dog and she says that makes all the difference.After a hotel doorman hailed a taxi for Bergeron, she said the driver refused to allow her guide dog Lucy on board.“He just said, ‘No I’m not taking a dog,’ even though I was in full view,” said Bergeron, who works with CNIB, an non-proit rehabilitation agency for the visually impaired.READ MORE: Some Toronto police still unaware of guide dog enforcement despite promiseBergeron said her dog wears a harness identifying it as a guide dog, but a second cab also refused.The third one finally took her.“I am always on edge getting a taxi,” she said. Story continues below advertisement Bergeron has added her voice to others who said they have been denied various services due to...

Some Toronto police still unaware of guide dog enforcement despite promise – Toronto

Some Toronto police still unaware of guide dog enforcement despite promise - Toronto
A guide dog has opened up whole new worlds to Karoline Bourdeau, but it has challenges of its own. A year ago when Bourdeau was denied service at a restaurant due to her guide dog, Toronto police refused to investigate, telling her it’s not their job.To convince police it is their job, Global News had to send them the Blind Person’s Rights Act and show them a statement from the Ministry of the Attorney General.“We were wrong in this,” admitted police spokesman Const. Victor Kwong.In March 2015, Toronto police promised to make sure all staff were made aware of their legal obligation to investigate.READ MORE: Woman challenged by Tim Hortons over guide dog last year not happy with responseOne year later Global News called three divisions at random, and asked whether it is a police responsibility to look into denial of service due to a guide...

Save-On-Foods comes to Regina – Regina

Save-On-Foods comes to Regina - Regina
REGINA – Shoppers in Regina have a new option for their groceries with the opening of the first Save-On-Foods in the province. The Vancouver-based chain has had prairie plans for a while now, but first needed to get the infrastructure in place. “We built our warehouse in Edmonton recently and now we have the ability to move east,” Store Manager Christopher Drobot explained. “This is our first store in Saskatchewan and we have plans for many more. We’re going to be opening up in Saskatoon, in Yorkton, in Moose Jaw, and we have expansion plans as well for Winnipeg.” Trending Stories Here’s what B.C. youth have to say about the province’s coronavirus spike At least 18 shot, 4 dead after...