Mindfulness meditation has shown promising results when it comes to treating depression in patients who have been newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, or MS, a study from researchers at London’s Lawson Health Research Institute has found. “Mindfulness is bringing people into the moment rather than worrying about what could happen in the future or […]

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People living with disabilities say very little thought is given to making public and private spaces accessible. On Thursday, Global News reported on a man who was denied a permit to install a mechanical lift at his home for a wheelchair. As Phil Carpenter explains, advocates say the provincial law needs to be stronger.

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There is a tough choice being made by people living with a disability in New Brunswick. In order to maintain their social assistance from the Department of Social Development, advocates say they are being forced to choose between basic income and living with the person they love. The household income policy, or the HIP […]

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An air quality statement has been issued for much of Alberta as smoke from wildfires burning on the west coast has made its way across the province. Environment Canada issued the warning Thursday morning. “Wildfire smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility,” the statement read. Poor air quality special weather statement issued […]

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Both the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University are offering staff and students the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on campus. A vaccination clinic opened at the University of Waterloo on Monday, offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Read more: University of Waterloo planning for on-campus learning in the fall “This is a […]

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Retailers and theatre owners say they’re happy Quebec lifted capacity limits on stores and eased physical distancing rules for entertainment venues, but some operators of performance halls say the changes don’t mean much for them. On Monday, stores no longer faced COVID-19 capacity limits but were still required to ensure customers kept one metre […]

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Adriana Patino, 36, has been battling COVID-19 since December 2020. First, the virus made her very sick, prompting several trips to the ER when her blood-oxygen levels had dropped dangerously low. Then the long-term symptoms set in: palpitations, difficulty breathing, overwhelming fatigue, and concussion-like cognitive issues. “I have memory issues, it takes me a […]

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The federal government’s new ArriveCAN travel app is inaccessible to some Canadians with disabilities, raising questions of fair treatment and practical border-crossing concerns. Robert Fenton, a board member of the CNIB — formerly known as the Canadian National Institute for the Blind — says he found a major bug when using the Apple VoiceOver […]

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Three human rights complaints have been filed against the federal government alleging systemic discrimination and a failure to provide proper services to First Nations adults with disabilities in Manitoba. The complaints were brought by the Public Interest Law Centre this week on behalf of two First Nations people and a coalition of Indigenous adults […]

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Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before July 6 will receive an email to schedule their second dose in the coming days, the province announced Wednesday. This is the last group of people who will receive an email to schedule or reschedule their second-dose appointment. Anyone who receives […]

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