Eastern Kings County, PEI has lots of secluded, local beaches like Bear Shore
If you follow the Bear River Road it turns to a clay road in Saint Margarets when it intersects the Northside Road at 16. Keep on the clay Bear Shore road to a secluded, local beach where a pond empties into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Updated – I got corrected this beach is called Bear Shore or St. Margarets Beach depending on who you ask. Continue reading →
Closing streets presents confusion for police and public
There is plenty of confusion in Charlottetown over closing streets and the effect on disabled parking. This week and last people with disabled stickers were being ticketed or chased off Victoria Row near the entrance to Confederation Centre.
City Councilor Rob Lantz says that shouldn’t be happening. He is working on a solution with City Police. Lantz is a refreshing voice of reason in a City riddled with bigotry and prejudice.
On Tuesday a senior who could barely walk was told to get her car out of the disabled zone by City Police. Several vans and trucks parked up and down the street doing deliveries. A half ton truck drove the wrong way up the street. Commercial vehicles have no need but apparently are more important than the disabled. Continue reading →
Send us your favourite beaches and tell us if it’s accessible
It’s summer and beach time. We need your help to cover all the beaches. Please send us your favourite pick along with a digital photo if you have one. It doesn’t have to be on PEI, although our beaches are great. Continue reading →
Parks Canada stumbles with half million dollar white elephant at Brackley Beach
The new wheelchair accessible ramp at Brackley Beach in the PEI National Park is not accessible. Half a million dollars was wasted on the monstrosity that towers 18 feet in the air and 500 feet long. Parks Canada forgot to include people with disabilities in the design process.
“The fight is between stupidity and the people who make these decisions…they do things without us. They don’t ask our opinion ahead of time.” Continue reading →
The ramp is simply not designed with wheelchair users in mind. The ramp forces the person with the disability to push themselves up a steep and difficult 18 foot climb before descending to the beach. Parks Canada could have made the beach accessible at less than 25% of the cost by simply putting the ramp through the break in the dunes.
Once at the bottom of the long ramp, there are no beach wheelchairs and no platform to leave the wheelchair you came on. Apparently, you have to call ahead to get the beach wheelchair delivered. Parks Canada should have stored the beach wheelchairs on the beach where there are needed.
(Video after the story break) Continue reading →