Disability

The ACORN group’s banner drop happened Wednesday (Oct. 14) at the intersection of Scott Road and King George Boulevard. (submitted photo)

‘Banner drop’ in Surrey by group calling for increases to disability and income assistance

‘We live in a rich province and there is no excuse for people to live in poverty,’ ACORN rep says

 

Storm clouds pass by the Peace tower and Parliament hill Tuesday August 18, 2020 in Ottawa. The parliamentary budget office says a one-time payment this fall to people with disabilities will cost the federal treasury $792 million. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Pandemic-related disability support to cost feds $792 million, PBO says

Budget office warns there may be potential fiscal impacts in subsequent years

 

Karyn Keith, who receives CPP disabilities benefits, poses for a portrait in her home in Brampton, Ont., Monday, January 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘Do our lives count for less?’: COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid

In July, Parliament approved a $600 payment for people with disabilities facing additional expenses during COVID-19

 

Blossom, an 11-week-old lab with her trainer, Cheryl Tradewell, in training to be a service dog with the BC and Alberta Guide Dog Society. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Guide dogs lack social distancing skills, public asked to assist when necessary

Dogs trained to take most efficient route meaning they could jump the line, brush against people

Blossom, an 11-week-old lab with her trainer, Cheryl Tradewell, in training to be a service dog with the BC and Alberta Guide Dog Society. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Bailey Mcdonald holds a nasty note left on her mother’s windsheild. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

READERS REACT: Nasty note on B.C. windshield sparks online outrage

Our readers share their opinion about this nasty note left of the windshield of a disabled woman

Bailey Mcdonald holds a nasty note left on her mother’s windsheild. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)