When Tracy Odell experienced bleeding in her stomach last summer during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, she went to hospital but vowed she would not return. “I don’t feel safe in hospitals and a lot of people with disabilities similar to mine, where you need this much assistance, don’t feel safe in […]

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One day after the Nova Scotia government announced a new policy allowing dogs on outdoor patios, some accessibility advocates and guide dog users are raising concerns that the presence of pets could compromise their safety. While service animals are well-trained, any barking or play from dogs at other tables may still distract them, interfering […]

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This week, Nova Scotia announced a new policy giving restaurant and bar owners the option to allow dogs on outdoor patios. It’s a decision meant to include pet owners, but as Elizabeth McSheffrey reports, accessibility advocates are concerned it could end up excluding service dog users.

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Advocates are calling on Nova Scotia to improve access to abortion services to help make the process “less painful, less emotional, and faster.” Lenore Zann, NDP critic for women’s issues, says the province’s doctor shortage creates a problem for women seeking abortions because there are fewer medical professionals to do ultrasounds or prescribe Mifegymiso, better […]

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