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Achieving Justice

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...

Your fault, or the ice?

Nov 8, 2016 / 6:00 am

New winter tires are installed, I have anti-lock brakes, I pay taxes for road maintenance services and never exceed the posted speed limit. Who is at fault if...

Working through pain

Nov 1, 2016 / 6:00 am

“As a matter of ordinary human experience and common sense, a person’s ability to tolerate chronic pain diminishes with age." Those are the...

Whose fault is a rear-ender?

Oct 25, 2016 / 11:00 am

Is a rear-ender collision always the fault of the rear-ending driver? I have proposed, for inattentive driving, similar roadside penalties as are imposed on...

Inattention consequences

Oct 18, 2016 / 6:00 am

“The driver who rear-ended my car should have to arrange child care for my kids when I have to go for my treatments, and should have to sit in the waiting...

Mindfulness and a contest

Oct 11, 2016 / 11:00 am

“I would like to inform you about the tremendous positive impact you have had on my driving behaviour and that of my husband. “In addition, your...

Creep-catcher backtrack

Oct 4, 2016 / 6:00 am

Ignorance abounds! I am not intending to use that word with a “stupidity” connotation. My declaration is the written version of a selfie....

Creep-catcher justice

Sep 20, 2016 / 6:00 am

“Can we sit down and talk?” A deer caught in the headlights, the 44-year-old in the video complies with the request. The much younger woman he is...

Sidewalks are stop signs

Sep 13, 2016 / 6:00 am

I love playing devil’s advocate. Challenging perceptions is fun. With road-safety issues, I get the bonus of doing my small bit to make our roads safer....

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