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Municipal Bylaws Must Follow Human Rights Code: OMB

TORONTO, Jan. 25 /CNW/ – Municipalities have to consider the needs of everyone – including people with disabilities or on social assistance – when making
bylaws. The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) made that ruling late last week, saying “municipalities – and this Board – are bound by the (Human Rights) Code.”


Angled Intersection Presents Challenges

Posted By Anthony Dixon
Posted January 15, 2010

operations committee is recommending a traffic count in the village of Killaloe to determine if the minimum criteria for traffic signal installation is satisfied.

As previously reported in The Daily Observer, the county’s accessibility advisory committee recommended a specialized traffic light for the village at the intersection of County Road 512 (Queen Street) and Lake Street be installed for safety reasons. The intersection has some unique properties as it essentially
includes McCarthy’s Lane and Water Street. The multiple intersections don’t meet at a typical 90 degrees. Some of the intersections are offset, some come
in at angles, while Queen Street features a curve at that point and is situated at the top of a hill.


Accessibility Challenges Still Ahead for Port Hope

Posted By JOYCE CASSIN NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY
January 22, 2010

-The Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) is asking for council’s assistance to make Port Hope a more accessible community for all who live there and for those who visit.


Lawyers Say Justice not Being Served

Posted By NICK GARDINER , STAFF WRITER
January 20, 2010

“Complete hogwash and double-speak.”

That’s the reaction of Brockville lawyer John Johnston to a Monday press release from Legal Aid Ontario announcing increased “access points” for local services despite the anticipated closure of legal aid offices in Brockville and Perth.

Johnston said plans for a toll-free telephone number and expanded court services mask the true intentions of the provincial government to cut costs and jobs by closing local legal aid offices.


Toronto Community Housing to make buildings more accessible

DAVID NICKLE | Jan 19, 2010 – 4:48 PM

When Penny Lamy moved into her new accessible apartment in Regent Park last September, it was, she said, “like a fog lifted.”
“I feel like I’ve had a fog lifted since I finally got settled,” said Lamy, who must use an electric wheelchair to move around. “Other tenants are really excited there as well.”


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