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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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OGDEN STREET STABBING 2 September 2021

OGDEN STREET STABBING

311 Odgen Street

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~  September 2, 2021  (LNews)  Inside Edition sources on Ogden Street indicate that a man was violently stabbed at a well known drug house in the 300 block around 6pm tonight, Thursday September 2,2021

Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers and paramedics responded quickly to the scene. A male was bleeding badly and a junked out woman believed to be Pvris Bvusch was screaming outside that her boyfriend had been stabbed. The victim was transported to hospital and the Emergency Task Unit arrived to search for the suspect.

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You Snooze, You Lose (Your Stash) 2 September 2021

You Snooze, You Lose (Your Stash)

Greater Sudbury Police Service

SUDBURY, ONTARIO   September 2, 2021  (LSNews)   Just before 10:20 p.m. on September 1, 2021, we received a call in relation to a Suspicious Vehicle parked in the parking lot of an establishment on Notre Dame Avenue West in Azilda. Information provided was that the parked vehicle was running and both individuals inside appeared to be asleep.

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THUNDER BAY POLICE MAKE CHILD PORN ARREST 2 September 2021

THUNDER BAY POLICE MAKE CHILD PORN ARREST

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO    ~~~~~  September 2, 2021  (LSNews)  Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers made another child porn arrest yesterday, Wednesday September 1,2021

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KNIFE WIELDING YOUTH ARRESTED BY TBPS 2 September 2021

KNIFE WIELDING YOUTH ARRESTED BY TBPS

500 Block East Victoria Ave

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~  September 2, 2021  (LSNew)  Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers were called to the 500 block of Victoria Avenue East yesterday morning, Wednesday September 1,2021 around 8:30am regarding a male youth with a knife threatening a woman with a knife.

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NEIGHBOURSHOOD CAN BREATHE A LITTLE EASERIER 1 September 2021

NEIGHBOURSHOOD CAN BREATHE A LITTLE EASERIER

TBAY HOUSING Shutdown notorious drug locations

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~~~~  September 1, 2021  (LSNews)  Inside Edition sources indicate that the drug dealers located at 314 Windsor Street were given a Emergency Eviction Order and forced to vacate the premises yesterday.

The neighbourhood can breathe a little easier with one of the most notorious drug locations being shut down.

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ALLEGED CHILD RAPIST ARRESTED AGAIN FOR MORE CHILD RAPE 1 September 2021

ALLEGED CHILD RAPIST ARRESTED AGAIN FOR MORE CHILD RAPE

Another young lady under 16 years old has contacted police

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  September 1, 2021  (LSNews)  Director of Communications at TBPS, along with his local taxpayer subsidized media buddies will not warning the public.

Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers arrested a man who has been acquiring several child rape charges lately.

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MAN SENTENCED TO 6 MONTHS OF CURFEW FOR DISTURBING CRIMINAL HARASSMENT 1 September 2021

MAN SENTENCED TO 6 MONTHS OF CURFEW FOR DISTURBING CRIMINAL HARASSMENT

29 year old WILLIAM HEIDRICK

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~~~~ September 1, 2021 (LSNews )  A 29 year old WILLIAM HEIDRICK appeared by zoom video today before His Honor, Justice Timothy Lipson to plead guilty to a charge of criminal harassment.

HEIDRICK was with his lawyer Kate Brindley at her office and Provincial Crown Attorney Mohsin Yousuf were all online with a joint submission for His Honour to consider

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BAIL HEARING FOR LONGLAC DRUG DEALER GOES SIDEWAYS 1 September 2021

BAIL HEARING FOR LONGLAC DRUG DEALER GOES SIDEWAYS

LONGLAC, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~~  September 1, 2021  (LSNews) A 50 year old RHONDA TRUDY REUBEN appeared by video from the Thunder Bay Correctional Center today, Wednesday September 1,2021 before His Worship, Justice Of The Peace Jerry Woods to be released on a $1500 no deposit bail with surety.  

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Update HUGE WEAPONS BUST IN ATIKOKAN 1 September 2021

Update HUGE WEAPONS BUST IN ATIKOKAN

MORE CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR 53 YEAR OLD BRIAN BATES

ATIKOKAN, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~  September 1, 2021  (LNews) Inside Edition has learned that hardworking OPP Officers have seized a large number of weapons, body armour & ammunition from an Atikokan man.

A 53 year old BRIAN BATES remains in custody at the Fort Frances Jail and has another court appearance tomorrow where he is expected to be formally arraigned on all the new criminal charges.

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CIRCLE K ROBBER CAUSES LOTS OF DAMAGE 1 September 2021

CIRCLE K ROBBER CAUSES LOTS OF DAMAGE

clerk assaulted

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   September 1, 2021  (LSNews)  Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers responded to a violent robbery at the Circle K, located at 640 Waterloo Street South shortly after 11pm last night, Tuesday August 31,2021.

A male had entered the store to commit a robbery with a metal bar.

The robber got into an argument with the store clerk and the violence escalated quickly with the clerk being assaulted.

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