Achieving Justice

RCMP fighting losing battle

Mar 28, 2017 / 6:00 am

It must be maddening. We’ve tasked the RCMP to target distracted driving. As first responders to crash scenes, it’s a public safety priority they...

Idiotic law passed in 2010

Mar 21, 2017 / 6:00 am

“I was punished basically for not having enough money to buy a Bluetooth device.” She had been talking to her mother, on speaker phone, while...

Intoxicated sex and consent

Mar 14, 2017 / 6:00 am

“Clearly, a drunk can consent.” Dangerous words when pulled out of context from a judge’s acquittal of a cab driver, found by police with...

Mom's dangerous lesson

Mar 7, 2017 / 6:00 am

It was out of character for Lori, the single, hard-working, mother of four. She was always the one ensuring that no one would be drinking and driving. Imagine...

Clueless man alert!

Feb 28, 2017 / 6:00 am

One of my little joys as a columnist is the delicious opportunity to publically expose ignorance. Don’t we all yearn to have been that keener whose hand...

Bad attitude insurance

Feb 21, 2017 / 6:00 am

I struck a nerve with my last column. A former client, continuing to feel symptoms from a rear-end collision that occurred years ago, inspired the topic. She...

End collision insurance?

Feb 14, 2017 / 6:00 am

“To be honest, it pisses me off.” Those are the words of a former client who continues to live with neck symptoms years after a “minor”...

The magic-pill defence

Feb 7, 2017 / 6:00 am

A family doctor recently shared her frustration with me about one of my clients. I had arranged the discussion. I asked if there was anything more my client...

Child abuse silenced

Jan 31, 2017 / 6:00 am

Child sexual abuse is occurring all around us, but public awareness and discussion about the problem is horribly lacking. We have become painfully aware of...

Hit and run faux pas

Jan 24, 2017 / 6:00 am

“It wasn’t me!” A quick internet search will take you to the hilarious “farting scene” in Rocket Man. Two astronauts in space...

Police learn lesson

Jan 17, 2017 / 6:00 am

Heck of a hunch! You’re staking out a residence as part of a drug trafficking investigation. You see a Mercedes-Benz SUV, and pull it over for a traffic...

10 years of justice

Jan 10, 2017 / 3:00 pm

A baby-faced picture was published with my first column on Jan. 7, 2007, in the “Westside” section of the Kelowna Capital News. That yellowing...

Do you do the right thing?

Jan 3, 2017 / 6:00 am

Witnesses to the Christmas morning danger of an erratic driver in West Kelowna did the right thing by calling 911. Police found him as he was pulling into a...

Make time for road safety

Dec 27, 2016 / 6:00 am

“If only everyone … would just … slow … down." Jordan said those words with paused, deliberate emphasis. He was referring to my...

Season of the crash

Dec 20, 2016 / 6:00 am

‘Tis the season ... for heavy traffic. Heavy traffic sets up one of the most dangerous circumstances I see in my personal injury practice. Approached with...

Do everything to get better

Dec 13, 2016 / 6:00 am

Find out what you can do to get better, and do it. It’s one of my key pieces of legal advice for those consulting with me after a crash. Legal advice?...

Who rules in parking lots?

Dec 6, 2016 / 6:00 am

‘Tis the season … to be in a parking lot. It’s a cruel kind of torture, driving up and down aisle after isle to find a spot. Everyone else...

42% rate increase!

Nov 29, 2016 / 6:00 am

Money talks. ICBC’s worst-case-scenario rate increase of 42 per cent over the next four years is screaming out. Will we listen? Last week, I shared my...

Seatbelt campaign a failure?

Nov 22, 2016 / 6:00 am

What happens when you treat symptoms and ignore the disease? There is no headway with the root of the problem. Masking the symptoms might also result in the...

Bring your children

Nov 15, 2016 / 11:00 am

It is, as I write this, the day before Remembrance Day. I am going to attend an elementary school Remembrance Day ceremony later this morning where my...