Alberta announces interim access to Zolgensma for children suffering from spinal muscular atrophy

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Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announces the province is working with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. to provide children suffering from spinal muscular atrophy access to the drug Zolgensma.

Advocates say Peggy’s Cove viewing deck will accommodate accessibility needs

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The recent public announcement of a multimillion-dollar project that would see an accessible viewing deck constructed at Peggy’s Cove, has been met with plenty of different views and opinions. One wheelchair citizen says the project is rooted in improving accessibility. Alexa Maclean has the story.

Accessibility advocates say Peggy’s Cove viewing deck will ensure safe access for all – Halifax

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The recent public announcement of a multimillion-dollar project that would see an accessible viewing deck constructed at Peggy’s Cove, has been met with plenty of different views and opinions.Following the announcement, Michelle Paul, a Mi’kmaw water protector, raised concern over the possibility of construction damaging areas where Mi’kmaq harvest sweetgrass, one of their sacred medicines.The Crown corporation behind the project, Develop Nova Scotia, says they’ve taken Paul’s concern seriously and have verified that the deck won’t impact sweetgrass areas and they’re also working to ensure no other sweetgrass areas will be impacted. Read more: Mi’kmaq fear new Peggy’s Cove boardwalk could endanger sacred medicine On Saturday, a small group of protesters met outside of Peggy’s Cove, masked and...

Access Transit bus struck by a train in Saskatoon – Saskatoon

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No injuries were reported after a train clipped an Access Transit bus in Saskatoon on Wednesday morning.Officials said the driver parked the bus near Station 20 West on 20th Street West around 7:45 a.m. to let off a passenger when it was struck by the CP train. Read more: Collision on Circle Drive in Saskatoon claims life of 24-year-old woman Transit officials said it appears the bus was stopped too close to the railroad tracks.There was another passenger on the bus at the time, who was taken to hospital as a precaution, the city said in a statement.Traffic in the area was detoured for over an hour while Saskatoon police investigated. Story continues below advertisement All restrictions have since been lifted, police said. ...

Montreal mothers battle Quebec government in court over distance learning for children – Montreal

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A trial pitting a group of Montreal mothers against the Quebec government over distance education has begun in Quebec Superior Court.The mothers, represented by human rights lawyer Julius Grey, want their children to be able to learn from home during the coronavirus pandemic.Currently, only students with medical conditions or at-risk family members living in their homes are permitted to learn at a distance full-time.“What we’re asking for is a distance learning option, whether that comes in the form of an online program or remote option, just sending us material and helping us supervise our children, sending us answer keys, that kind of stuff,” said Politimi Karounis, a mother of three from Pierrefonds and one of the lead plaintiffs.Testifying by video from her home, Karounis told judge Chantal Chatelain she has COVID-19 concerns...

Nova Scotia investing $3.1M for construction of viewing deck on Peggy’s Cove shore – Halifax

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The province of Nova Scotia announced Friday that it will be investing $3.1 million to support the construction of an accessible viewing deck on the rugged shore of Peggy’s Cove, one of the province’s most popular tourist areas.This new project will help ensure a safe, accessible and engaging experience for visitors, business operators and residents.According to the province, the viewing deck and railings will be made of wood and steel, materials that will last and are complementary to the rugged terrain. Design showing how the viewing deck will look like (Develop Nova Scotia). The rail guard will be a steel knit pattern that resembles fishnet. It will be set into the landscape and take the shape of the rock to avoid overshadowing the real attraction at...

How to find a virtual therapist – National

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As some provinces face lockdowns and tighter restrictions, many people are struggling with their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.According to a November 2020 national survey led by researchers at the University of British Columbia in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), many Canadians were not making use of virtual resources to find help. Read more: Coronavirus — Online program offering free psychological therapy sessions to B.C. residents And though taking those first steps to treat your mental health may seem daunting, more therapists have shifted to online models for better accessibility.Here is a guide for people thinking about trying virtual therapy.Finding the right person for you“One of the best things that ever happened to therapy because of the pandemic is many...

Free Access – Quebec Virtual Franchise Festival – Montreal

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You are invited to the Quebec Virtual Franchise Festival on February 12-14, 2021. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE! ($20 for access on the days of the event) 70+ Money Making Franchises are looking for new Franchisees in Quebec. Learn how much $$ you can make, and what it takes to own a McDonald’s, Benjamin Moore, KFC, The UPS Store, Hickory Dickory Decks, Pizza Pizza, Men Zone, Scholars Education Centre, Vixen Spa, Elite Window Cleaning and all the hottest NEW Franchises. Learn about exciting franchise opportunities from the comfort of your home. Get exclusive access to watch webinars from leading franchisors Learn from the experts and get free advice on starting a business See a wide variety of options in every industry and at every investment level. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE! ($20 for access on the days of the...

Red Shirt Day (for Accessibility and Inclusion) 2021 – Montreal

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Red Shirt Day is a day when people across Canada come together and wear red in schools, workplaces and spaces everywhere in order to create a visible display of solidarity for people and families living with disabilities, as well as to demonstrate their support and commitment for accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities in Canada. By wearing red on Red Shirt Day, Canadians are pledging to take individual and collective action to help create a fully accessible and inclusive society that honours and values the contributions of people of all abilities, in all aspects of life, in Canada. Red Shirt Day is celebrated in conjunction with National AccessAbility Week and takes place on the Wednesday of National AccessAbility Week each year. In 2021, Red Shirt Day will take place on Wednesday, June 2nd. On Wednesday,...

Red Shirt Day (for Accessibility and Inclusion) 2021 – Regina

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Red Shirt Day is a day when people across Canada come together and wear red in schools, workplaces and spaces everywhere in order to create a visible display of solidarity for people and families living with disabilities, as well as to demonstrate their support and commitment for accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities in Canada. By wearing red on Red Shirt Day, Canadians are pledging to take individual and collective action to help create a fully accessible and inclusive society that honours and values the contributions of people of all abilities, in all aspects of life, in Canada. Red Shirt Day is celebrated in conjunction with National AccessAbility Week and takes place on the Wednesday of National AccessAbility Week each year. In 2021, Red Shirt Day will take place on Wednesday, June 2nd. On Wednesday,...