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All-Terrain Wheelchairs And Adaptive Equipment

All-Terrain Wheelchairs And Adaptive Equipment

Open The Outdoors For Wisconsinites With Disabilities

MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~~  August 20, 2020 (LSN)   The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is committed to providing exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities for people of all abilities around the state. In our parks and forests, on land and in water, the DNR's Open the Outdoors program helps ensure that everyone can make memories and learn new skills in Wisconsin's outdoors.

The DNR would like to remind Wisconsinites of resources available through Open the Outdoors, as well as recent permit changes that have increased accessibly across the state.

Open The Outdoors

Through Open the Outdoors, Wisconsinites with disabilities have access to seasonal adaptive equipment at state parks, including adaptive kayaks, beach wheelchairs and cross-country sit skis.

The DNR provides 10 accessible cabins at select state parks and forests, including eight large cabins and two smaller, rustic cabins. For those who would prefer to camp in a tent or RV, the DNR also offers accessible campsites at every state park and forest.

Additionally, hunters with certain physical disabilities are allowed special permits, such as one that allows shooting from a motor vehicle. Some Wisconsin residents with disabilities are also eligible for a discount on their annual fishing license. And, since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), every fishing pier the DNR builds is accessible to people with disabilities.

Permit-Free Access To Department Lands; All-Terrain Wheelchairs Now Available

The Wisconsin DNR recently modified its Manual Code 2527.7 to expand the definition of "wheelchair" and be more inclusive of medical mobility devices. Due to this update, Other Power-Driven Mobility Device (OPDMD) permits are no longer required for off-road wheelchairs, including track chairs, to be operated on state lands. This revision was made in response to U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) updates on the use of power-driven mobility devices (PDMD). These ADA updates require public entities to make reasonable modifications to policies, practices and procedures to allow PDMDs at public facilities.

And now, thanks to a partnership between the DNR and Access Ability Wisconsin, there are new options for those who want to explore department lands. Access Ability Wisconsin provides all-terrain wheelchairs for rent throughout the state that can be used for hunting, birding, fishing or simply exploring new paths. Reservations can be made by using Access Ability's online form.

About Open the Outdoors: Open the Outdoors is your resource for recreation options for individuals with disabilities. Learn more here.

Monica Spaeni, President of Access Ability Wisconsin, enjoys a day outdoors using the Access Ability Wisconsin outdoor wheelchair.Photo credit: Tim Gruber of Ackerman & Gruber

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19-year-old man wounds Police Officer 19 September 2021

19-year-old man wounds Police Officer

SIU Investigating Police Shooting of man who shot Police Officer

SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO ~~~~~~~~~  September 19, 2021  (LSNews)  Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.  

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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BASKETBALL PLAYER TURNED DRUG DEALER BUSTED JUMPING FROM WINDOW ON MAY STREET 17 September 2021

BASKETBALL PLAYER TURNED DRUG DEALER BUSTED JUMPING FROM WINDOW ON MAY STREET

May & Arthur Street.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~~   September 17, 2021  (LSNews)   As Inside Edition reported yesterday, Thursday, September 16,2021 there was a weapons & break in call at 3:30pm at a well known drug infested apartment building at the corner of May & Arthur Street.

#LSN_Crime #LSN_TBay #LSN_TBPS  #LSN_DrugBust #LSN_TBayCourthouse

COWARDLY ATTACK ON FEMALE STUDENT 17 September 2021

COWARDLY ATTACK ON FEMALE STUDENT

Hammarskjold High School Clarkson Street yesterday

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~  September 17, 2021  (LSNews)  Inside Edition sources have submitted a video showing an attack on Clarkson Street yesterday, Thursday September 16,2021 where a student was violently assaulted from behind.

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ARREST MADE IN ATTACK ON SENIOR CITIZEN 17 September 2021

ARREST MADE IN ATTACK ON SENIOR CITIZEN

Brodie at Arhur Streets Westfort Ward

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~~~  September 17, 2021  (LSNews)    As Inside Edition reported yesterday, Thursday September 16,2021 a senior citizen was attacked at 300 Brodie Street South and suffered serious bleeding from his head.

A suspect was arrested

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1,683 Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards & 2,034 Fake Pfizer Seals 16 September 2021

1,683 Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards & 2,034 Fake Pfizer Seals

Seized by Cincinnati CBP

CINCINNATI, OHIO   ~~~~~~~~~ September 16, 2021  (LSNews)  As the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of Cincinnati remain focused on protecting American lives. Since August 16, Cincinnati officers have seized five shipments containing a total of 1,683 counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards and 2,034 fake Pfizer inoculation stickers.

#LSN_PublicSafety  #LSN_HomelandSecurity 

Arrested for attacking man walking to work 16 September 2021

Arrested for attacking man walking to work

man being beaten and robbed while walking to his job at Walmart

THUNDER B AY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~  September 16, 2021  (LSNews)  Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers have arrested a man yesterday, Tuesday September 14,2021 for a violent robbery this past Sunday morning.

DWAYNE LAWSON BOISSONEAU had been wanted for a violent robbery which resulted in a man being beaten and robbed while walking to his job at Walmart at 5am. His coaccused LINDSAY ANN TYANCE was arrested that morning.

#LSN_Crime #LSN_TBay #LSN_TBPS #LSN_TBayCourthouse

GSPS ~  Requesting Assistance - Stabbing Overnight on Medina Lane 16 September 2021

GSPS ~ Requesting Assistance - Stabbing Overnight on Medina Lane

Greater Sudbury Police Service asking for help with women being stabbed

SUDBURY, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~~~  September 16, 2021 (LSNews)   Around 8:30 p.m. on September 15, 2021, we were called in relation to an Assault with a Weapon in the area of Medina Lane in Greater Sudbury. Information provided was that an unknown individual had stabbed a woman while she was walking on the path off of Medina Lane.

#LSN_Crime  #LSN_GSPS  #LSN_Sudbury 

Arrest Warrant - 28 year old Illays "Elliot" Mohamed Attempt to Commit Murder 15 September 2021

Arrest Warrant - 28 year old Illays "Elliot" Mohamed Attempt to Commit Murder

Greater Sudbury are ask for the Community Help

SUDBURY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~  September 15, 2021 (LSNews)  round 4:30 a.m. on September 14, 2021, we were called in relation to a serious Assault at a residence on King Street. Information provided was that two men had been involved in an altercation inside of the residence and one of the men had sustained serious injuries. The man responsible for the attack had fled prior to Police arrival.

#LSN_PublicSafety  #LSN_GSPS  #LSN_Sudbury 

Counterfeit COVID-19 Vaccination Cards from China Seize 15 September 2021

Counterfeit COVID-19 Vaccination Cards from China Seize

Pittsburgh CBP Officers

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA ````````   September 15, 2021 (LSNews)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized the second of two shipments of counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards in Pittsburgh on September 7.

The two international mail parcels contained a combined 70 fake COVID vaccination cards. CBP officers seized the first parcel of 20 cards on August 24 after they determined that the cards presented a low-quality appearance and that they were being imported by a consignee who is not from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or a certified medical entity.

#LSN_Health   #LSN_PublicSafety

DRUG DEALER ON PAROLE GETS ARRESTED BY TBPS 15 September 2021

DRUG DEALER ON PAROLE GETS ARRESTED BY TBPS

on parole from the Federal Penitentiary

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~~  September 15, 2021 (LSNews)  A 34-year-old drug dealer who was on parole from the Federal Penitentiary was arrested by hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers yesterday, Tuesday, September 14,2021

It’s alleged that DALE VANDENBROEKE was consistently phoning a woman and criminally harassing her for the month of August 2021.

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