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Achieving Justice

ICBC: Eroding trust

Mar 8, 2016 / 1:00 pm

A court decision released March 1 has cast a bright light on some of the darkest depths of the human character in the context of ICBC’s handling of a...

Drunk killers

Mar 1, 2016 / 7:00 am

I used ‘drunk killer apologizes’ as my internet search to find news reports of Marco Muzzo, the 29 year old drunk killer of three children and their...

Dash cam fatality

Feb 23, 2016 / 8:54 pm

On February 3, 2016, at approximately 3:00 p.m., a 47 year old woman suffered fatal injuries as she was driving through Peachland when an oncoming 4Runner...

School bus? STOP

Feb 16, 2016 / 9:04 pm

School bus drivers made the news last month with their warnings about drivers ignoring school bus warning lights. A little online searching led me to a public...

Fight ICBC blame game

Feb 8, 2016 / 11:13 am

If a police officer tickets you for a driving offence that you did not commit, there are instructions on the back side of the ticket on how you can dispute the...

100 Men vs 100 Women

Feb 2, 2016 / 2:11 pm

Have you heard of Kent Molgat? He is the CTV journalist whose “manufactured bit of misreporting” in an “attempt to rake up controversy”...

Lawyer's apology

Jan 26, 2016 / 6:00 am

“A person in your position should become a little better informed before writing such an ignorant article that tries to tarnish a whole industry”....

Snow hut: Risky business?

Jan 19, 2016 / 6:14 pm

Those of us who grew up on a farm in the prairies have fond memories of the natural winter playgrounds created by drifting snow. A shovel could keep my brother...

Good as new? As if.

Jan 12, 2016 / 6:00 am

Don’t try to sell me a car that has been in a crash. My wife’s first new car was a bright red Honda Civic hatchback. I noticed fading paint on one...

Anniversary column

Jan 5, 2016 / 6:00 am

Dear Friends, This one’s ‘all about me’, though some might suggest that I’m always all about me. I would have to, as a matter of my...

Season to count blessings

Dec 29, 2015 / 6:00 am

Those familiar with this column might recall that my mother is battling cancer. She is still with us, though her cycles of chemotherapy treatments don’t...

Icy truth about crashes

Dec 22, 2015 / 6:00 am

"Icy roads cause two fatal accidents.” “Icy roads cause head-on crash.” “Icy roads cause crashes.” “Slick road...

Shut the front door!

Dec 15, 2015 / 8:47 am

“Shut the front door! I didn’t even know about this? I used to work for them!” That was the animated reaction from a friend of mine who used...

Sidewalks: Your duty

Dec 8, 2015 / 6:00 am

It’s the front end of another Canadian winter, and with it comes accumulations of ice and snow. It’s as normal and natural a Canadian experience as...

Law firm lambasted

Dec 1, 2015 / 6:00 am

In a judgment released on November 17, 2015, an Ontario Superior Court Judge lambasted the way a prominent class action law firm gets paid. The judgment...

A crash is no accident

Nov 24, 2015 / 6:00 am

I am filled with gratitude. The fourth annual event on November 18 to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims was well attended. I...

Victims remembered

Nov 17, 2015 / 6:00 am

A solemn day of remembrance has just past. It was a particularly poignant one for me, because I attended a Remembrance Day ceremony at my two youngest...

Empower kids: road safety

Nov 10, 2015 / 6:30 am

The protection of children’s legal rights (topic of my last two columns) is important, but doing our best to protect our children from being harmed in the...

Child ICBC claims - pt 2

Nov 3, 2015 / 6:00 am

This column is a follow-up to my last: Protecting the rights of injured children. This week I’m writing about limitation periods. Until I teased her to...

Child ICBC claims - pt 1

Oct 27, 2015 / 6:00 am

Protecting the rights of injured children comes with its own challenges. What do we do when a child is hurt? We hear the cry or scream, and do our best to...

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