Accessibility

Called Smiley by family and friends, Chilliwack’s Nelson Rioux is facing a world of change after having both of his legs amputated above the knee. (GoFundMe photo)

GoFundMe created to help Chilliwack man after devastating heart attack

Nelson Rioux had both legs amputated above the knees after the heart attack cut off circulation

 

There are more than 926,000 British Columbians over the age of 15 with some level of disability. (Photo: Pixabay)

Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter champions provincial accessibililty legislation

The accessible British Columbia act will let government establish accessibility/inclusion standards

 

Joudelie King wants to get out and live life to the fullest, but there are places she can’t go because they don’t meet her accessibility needs. (submitted photo)

New online tool provides accessibility map for people with disabilities

The myCommunity BC map provides accessibility info for nearly 1,000 locations in the province

 

Amber Price, who led the effort to get a rainbow crosswalk in Chilliwack, speaks to supporters before the vote to deny the request by council on Sept. 3, 2019. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)

Action plan aims to make Chilliwack more inclusive, diverse and accessible

Council voted in 2019 to deny a rainbow crosswalk, now a new action plan is ready to go

Amber Price, who led the effort to get a rainbow crosswalk in Chilliwack, speaks to supporters before the vote to deny the request by council on Sept. 3, 2019. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)
Access to the west dike on the Vedder Canal has changed with overnight gate closures as of July 1. In this file photo volunteers near the Vedder Canal pick up trash at the first Chilliwack-Vedder River cleanup of the year on April 13, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Overnight closures for Vedder dike gates this summer rather than full closure

Working with anti-dumping and angling advocates, City of Chilliwack came up with compromise

Access to the west dike on the Vedder Canal has changed with overnight gate closures as of July 1. In this file photo volunteers near the Vedder Canal pick up trash at the first Chilliwack-Vedder River cleanup of the year on April 13, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)