Achieving Justice

Stay off the phone!

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:00 am

I’m not a perfect physical specimen. If you know me, you are likely rolling your eyes and muttering: “Really? You don’t say!” Not a...

Stay safe: tick someone off

Jun 13, 2017 / 6:00 am

A Kelowna “N” driver veered out of his lane last week. The high-school student was about to turn into the Rutland Senior Secondary school parking...

Surprise: daughter's 16

Jun 6, 2017 / 6:00 am

Sweet 16 and, “surprise!” my daughter is behind the wheel. OK, more like a frog slowly heating up in a pot, but still a surprise to my heart. I so...

In the dark about ICBC

May 30, 2017 / 6:00 am

This common Internet search: “Average ICBC settlement for rear ender,” tells me how “in the dark” people are about ICBC claims. Because...

Science behind the N

May 23, 2017 / 6:00 am

“Can I go on a short drive with a new driver with other people in the car?” For those unfamiliar with British Columbia’s graduating licensing...

Pig defender gets justice

May 16, 2017 / 6:00 am

Is there any sweeter justice than when someone tries to be nasty, but it blows up in their face? Even sweeter if the intended victim manages to benefit from the...

Are you at fault for helping?

May 9, 2017 / 6:00 am

Here’s a who-are-you riddle. A car stalls in traffic; you lend a hand to push it off the road. A vehicle is stuck in snow; you help digging or pushing it...

Bee aware when you drive

May 2, 2017 / 6:00 am

Sequel alert! My words from the last column: “If swerving sharply or slamming on your brakes is your automatic reaction to a small, furry creature...

You take care of dead deer

Apr 25, 2017 / 6:00 am

Do you know your responsibilities if you strike and kill a deer or other animal large enough to be a hazard to approaching vehicles? Before we get there,...

It's safer inside your car

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:00 am

Do we all struggle to find “something good” coming out of even the most horrible of circumstances? I do. And in the case of road traffic...

Make a will!

Apr 11, 2017 / 6:00 am

Only 51 per cent have a current and legal will. It seems I put the cart way, way before the horse with my last column, warning about wills being challenged in...

Avoid lawsuit from grave

Apr 4, 2017 / 6:00 am

Review your will or risk lawsuit from the grave You can’t take it with you. How much say do you have about who gets your inheritance? Isn’t a will...

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...