Love thy Noisy Neighbour?

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It’s a late Sunday night. Everyone has retired for the night in preparation for another long work week. Well, almost everyone. Your downstairs neighbour has decided to have a Sunday night dance party in his living room. The sound of the bass reverberates through the walls and right into your bedroom. It’s a party to […]


What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas…or Does It?

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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Well, not always – and a Kelowna-area woman found that out the hard way. What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas? While vacationing with her family in Las Vegas, Palm Springs and the Caribbean, a number of photos were taken of the young lady engaging in the type […]


Employees: Too Ugly to Hire, or a Must Fire?

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Human rights and discrimination in Canada have come a long way. The BC Human Rights Code states that an employer cannot discriminate against an employee or prospective employee because of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, age, or a criminal conviction that is […]


How do you cut a Picasso in half? The sentimental side of inheritance planning

On , In Wills & Estates

People writing their wills are generally planning for an event in the distant future, and it can be difficult to specifically plan for every possibility. There are many important will considerations that should find their way into a solid estate plan, including fairly providing for your loved ones, providing clear direction on how your wishes […]


Can you be fired for being videoed at a riot?

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Given the massive public outcry following the recent Vancouver Stanley Cup riot, many employers are feeling pressure to deal with employees who were caught in photos or videoed at the riot. The question becomes this: if a “misbehaving” employee was seen participating in the riot – or even worse, possibly committing an illegal offence –…


Toxic work environments – what you need to know

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Canadians spend a large portion of our daily life working, making a healthy workplace environment an essential part of our overall well-being. Toxic work environments can have overwhelming and far-reaching effects on both employers and employees alike. To ensure that the workplace remains a positive and productive place for everybody, there are a number of…


Injury compensation – there’s more to it than you might think

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Every year in B.C. approximately 45,000 people make a claim with I.C.B.C. for loss or injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, many people who visit an I.C.B.C. claims centre to seek injury compensation for their loss do not fully understand the law. They find the claims process a source of both confusion and…


Will the law penalize you for riding a motorcycle?

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Tragically, every summer in the Okanagan, there are countless accidents involving motorcyclists and drivers. In these types of accidents, will the law penalize you for riding a motorcycle? Often these accidents are completely avoidable if drivers and motorcyclists understand their basic responsibilities when it comes to sharing the road. Here’s what you need to know.…