Achieving Justice

It's not an accident

Oct 30, 2018 / 6:00 am

Why should “accident” (referring to road traffic incidents) go the way of other words like negro, midget and retarded? Because it carries heavy...

Word choices matter

Oct 23, 2018 / 6:21 am

My wife’s grandfather, Benny, at the time in his mid-90s, sitting with one of our children at the piano: “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a...

Be aware; be very aware

Oct 16, 2018 / 6:02 am

If you choose to participate, eyes wide open about inherent risks, you have nobody but yourself to blame if you’re hurt. But if someone else’s...

Be vulnerable, and safe

Oct 9, 2018 / 6:00 am

I did my best, in a 12-minute time slot, to instil a sense of vulnerability in high school students this past week. It was my third opportunity to participate...

White-knuckle driving time

Oct 2, 2018 / 6:00 am

Winter tire season has arrived. They’re required on most British Columbia highways from the beginning of October until the end of March. A reader prompted...

Letter to a politician

Sep 25, 2018 / 6:00 am

Kelowna West MLA Ben Stewart was stuck sitting beside me at an event Thursday night. It was open seating. My wife and I had “claimed” our seats with...

Are you vulnerable?

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:00 am

How can it be that some collision victims recover completely while others are left with life-long pain? For one, each of us is built differently. For example,...

Do you drive a bullet?

Sep 11, 2018 / 12:00 am

The excuse: “He came out of nowhere,” gets me all hot and bothered. Not in that good way. Those words were included in a recent news article about a...

Focus on your recovery

Sep 4, 2018 / 6:00 am

When I ask this type of question: “Why did you have only four sessions with a kinesiologist?” I often get: “That’s all ICBC...

Lying to ICBC will cost you

Aug 28, 2018 / 6:00 am

Does your ICBC policy give you an iron-clad guarantee of insurance protection? No. There are ways you can forfeit that protection, leaving you to face the same...

Don't risk it!

Aug 21, 2018 / 6:00 am

Forget to renew your vehicle insurance? You are playing a very high stakes game of chance. And many people just don’t get it. Perhaps it’s because...

Message getting busy signal

Aug 14, 2018 / 6:00 am

We are moving in the right direction with recently announced changes to ICBC premiums. But we could do so very much better. ICBC premiums are being adjusted in...

Accountability on fire?

Aug 7, 2018 / 6:00 am

The two boys, aged 9 and 11, are sorry. But what about accountability? They were playing with a lighter in the Wilden area of Kelowna. Apparently,...

Use your medical benefits

Jul 31, 2018 / 6:00 am

“Should I be using my extended medical benefits if I’ve been injured in a car crash?” The short answer: Absolutely. This is confusing stuff....

Ensure you're protected

Jul 24, 2018 / 6:00 am

Going quadding? You’re not as protected as you might think. I’m referring to insurance, not helmets and body armour. Though the use of helmets and...

Dog law needs bite

Jul 17, 2018 / 6:00 am

Should a “you break it you bought it” type accountability apply to dog attacks? It does in Ontario, where they have enacted a Dog Owners’...

When pet becomes threat

Jul 10, 2018 / 6:00 am

We love our furry friends. But they can cause harm. We try to keep our children safe by cautioning them not to approach dogs they are not familiar with, but...

He got what he deserved?

Jul 3, 2018 / 6:00 am

“He was asking for it." “Got what he deserved." Comments like those were made in response to the news story about a...

The root of evil: pain

Jun 26, 2018 / 6:00 am

Pain serves us well when alerting us to a burning hot surface. Not so much after a car crash. We naturally avoid unpleasant things. We recoil from burning pain....

Idiot-proofing is killing us

Jun 19, 2018 / 6:00 am

My previous three columns might suggest otherwise, but cellphones are not the boogeyman. One of my “fans” posted an online comment accusing me of...