TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board members Sean Pihl and Al Tiller present $6,000 donation to Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs

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TELUS Community Board members Sean Pihl and Al Tiller are seen presenting a cheque for $6,000 to the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, a donation from the TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board. The funding is aimed at the organization’s Youth Leadership and Empowerment program and will help to ensure that youth in the Okanagan have […]


How do you disinherit someone in BC?

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I have written before about British Columbia’s Wills Variation Act and the requirement in our province to make “adequate provision” in our wills for our spouse and children. This time, I will talk about the justification that the Court needs in order to respect your wishes to disinherit your spouse or children. British Columbia recognizes […]


It’s mine and I’ll leave it to whomever I please!

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You can’t take it with you, but you can leave behind instructions. The question is, will your instructions be followed? If you have decided to disinherit your children, or to cut your spouse out of the will, perhaps not. In British Columbia, we have an act called the Wills Variation Act, which means that despite […]


Oh Behave! In a strata complex, the rules rule

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If you live in a strata complex you don’t have to love your neighbours or even like them but you do have to treat them properly according to your rules. Recently a judge ordered a family in a strata complex in Surrey to sell their unit and move.  This family had been the subject of […]


TELUS Community Board members Sean Pihl and Al Tiller present $5,000 donation to Kelowna & District Safety Council

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Pictured, from left, Kelowna & District Safety Council board members Ken Taylor, KDSC executive director Tania Meyer, along with TELUS Community Board members Sean Pihl and Al Tiller are seen presenting a cheque for $5,000, a donation from the TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board. The funding will go towards the Little Travellers’ Safety Village, a…


What do you mean I’m not covered by ICBC?

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Remember all those cars torched and overturned in the Vancouver riots this past summer?  Only those owners with the right optional coverage could make a claim to an insurance company for the damage to their vehicles.  Basic coverage would not be enough.  Without the optional coverage an owner would have to identify the person or […]


What happens if I back out of buying a house?

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Buying a new home is an exciting experience. It can also be overwhelming. What happens if you have rushed into it and later decide that you don’t want to follow through? If you have already removed the ‘subject clauses’ from your contract, for example your contract was subject to a home inspection or financing, then […]


What exactly does an “executor” do?

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When someone close to us passes away, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the loss and by all the details of managing their affairs. Some issues that demand attention right away include funeral arrangements, contacting family and locating the Will. Locating the Will is important as it may contain funeral wishes and it appoints […]