If you’ve ever needed to recover from an athletic injury, you’ve probably used ice to reduce soreness and swelling

If you’ve ever needed to recover from an athletic injury, you’ve probably used ice to reduce soreness and swelling. For decades, doctors and athletic trainers have recommended RICE — rest, ice, compression and elevation — to reduce the pain and inflammation of sprained ankles. Inflammation has been viewed as the enemy of recovery. But what […]

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Review of accessibility act released with proposed fixes

A mandatory review of the province’s Accessibility for Manitobans Act has been released with recommendations for improvement. Theresa Harvey Pruden, who was hired more than a year ago to do the review and has three decades of experience in the provincial public sector, said in the 81-page report she looked at all five areas of […]

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U.S. won’t allow performance of Newfoundland play about man with disability

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A Newfoundland playwright says his failed two-year battle for a visa to perform in the United States speaks to the barriers facing independent artists telling diverse stories. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security rejected a detailed application to bring Paul David Power’s autobiographical play “Crippled” to a San […]

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Province disputes lawsuit alleging abuse of people with disabilities

The provincial government says too much time has passed to fairly try a lawsuit alleging abuse among children and adults living with disabilities at the Manitoba Development Centre. But a lawyer for one of the former residents say the court action will continue despite the province’s objection. In a statement of defence filed in Manitoba […]

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Psychiatric hospital fined $650,000 for failing to protect its workers in B.C.

RICHMOND, B.C. – WorkSafeBC has fined the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital almost $650,000 for failing to protect the safety of its workers. The workplace safety agency says the fine is the largest such administrative penalty and was imposed because the hospital in Port Coquitlam didn’t ensure the safety of its workers with adequate risk assessments, policies […]

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Entrepreneurs with disabilities in video contest

Income-earning options can be challenging for rural Manitoba residents for whom traditional employment is out of the question because of disability or illness. Increasingly, many are trying their hands at home-based businesses, but that can be tough to do at the best of times with the best of health.. READ MORE

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