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Achieving Justice

Police must respect rights

Feb 5, 2019 / 6:00 am

The drug mule was caught red handed with 27,500 fentanyl pills. Last week, I reviewed the judge’s finding that the arrest and search turning up that...

It was justice, not a travesty

Jan 29, 2019 / 6:00 am

A travesty of justice for the drug mule caught with 27,500 fentanyl pills to go free? It would seem so, according to the overwhelming majority of hundreds of...

Lawyers keep ICBC fair

Jan 22, 2019 / 7:04 am

What does it mean to have a personal injury claim? Or in the context of a car crash, an ICBC claim? And why do lawyers get involved? If someone causes you harm,...

Fight ICBC by journalling

Jan 15, 2019 / 6:00 am

How would things have been different had the crash not occurred? This is a sequel. Last month I recommended that crash victims journal something nobody ever...

Thank you for another year

Jan 8, 2019 / 6:00 am

My youngest wasn’t yet walking when my first weekly column was published on Jan. 7, 2007. He’s about to enter his teenage years as I pass my 12th...

Bias is road safety

Jan 1, 2019 / 11:00 am

Are our rights being stripped away by the new police breath demand powers? Are we on a slippery slope to a police state? I wrote enthusiastically in favour of...

Santa Trudeau delivers

Dec 25, 2018 / 6:00 am

Thank you, Santa Trudeau, for the road safety Christmas gift. Police can finally do the work we’ve been asking them to do: pulling those over the legal...

Adjusting to a new normal

Dec 18, 2018 / 6:00 am

You have already learned to live with a chronic neck and back condition. Then, an absent-minded driver makes it worse. Do you have a claim? Of course, you do....

Watch how you fall

Dec 11, 2018 / 6:00 am

When should you get legal advice about a slip and fall injury? Before it happens. Because the next day, or even an hour after the fall, is too late. A starting...

Keep 'brains on the road'

Dec 4, 2018 / 6:00 am

Is passing school buses with flashing lights a special P.E.I. problem, or can we learn from their struggles? They already have the heftiest fines in the...

House buyers beware

Nov 27, 2018 / 6:00 am

Is a seller accountable for problems you discover about a house you’ve purchased? It’s been years since I’ve handled a case like that, so I...

Remembering the victims

Nov 20, 2018 / 6:00 am

A different kind of Remembrance Day for dead and injured, and the multitude of others impacted, is almost upon us. The deaths and injuries can be brutal, and...

Saying sorry means a lot

Nov 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

Consider apologizing if you are the cause of a life altering injury. Though you won’t know about the life-altering injury if you don’t bother to...

The bad and the ugly

Nov 6, 2018 / 6:00 am

I can trust in your honesty, but not believe you. Take flat-Earthers. They might be honest as the Earth is long. But they’re wrong. And my wife. She picks...

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...

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