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Sarnia Facing Human Rights Complaint

Tyler Kula
Updated: October 10, 2018

The City of Sarnia is embroiled in a Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario case after a resident filed a complaint over an alleged lack of accessibility at city hall.

“I wrote a letter to the mayor and council last February complaining about the washroom on the main floor of city hall. It wasn’t accessible,” said Sandi Compagnion, who uses a wheelchair.


Thunder Bay Bird Observatory Now Wheelchair Accessible

Volunteers at the McKellar Island Bird Observatory have paved the path from Baffin Road to their field station CBC News · Posted: Sep 11, 2018 6:30 AM ET | Last Updated: September 11

McKellar Island Bird Observatory director John Woodcock, right, said paving the trail to the field station makes it accessible to people who use wheelchairs and to all people who struggle to walk through wet, muddy trails.


London Politicians Move Forward With Demands to Create Barrier-Free City

The citys accessibility advisory committee had threatened to resign if demands werent met Hala Ghonaim · CBC News
Posted: Aug 14, 2018

City of London is moving forward with a proposal to create an accessible-friendly city.

It took the threat of a mass resignation and a set of strict demands to “open the eyes” of city staff and council.


At The Frank, Accessibility Obstacles Going, Going Gone

SMILES helps city ID issues that gave baseball park a bad rep By Mark Fischenich mfischenich@mankatofreepress.com
July 15, 2018

MANKATO John Aaker isn’t a huge baseball fan, but when he and his family moved into a house less than two blocks from Mankato’s premier baseball park he figured he would hit a few games. After all, the ball field was getting a well-publicized makeover with artificial turf, new scoreboards, more varied concessions, additional seating options and better bathrooms.


Breaking Down Barriers at the Heritage Railway and Carousel Company

by: Linda Holmes
June 25, 2018

The North Bay Heritage Railway and Carousel Company now has a wheelchair accessible train coach.

It was officially launched Sunday, much to the delight of residents who have been waiting years to ride the miniature train at the North Bay waterfront, but were unable to because of their wheelchair.

The train has been modified to accommodate two wheelchairs at a time.