Injured in a boating accident?

Injured in a boating accident?

Boating accidents are unfortunately quite common in the Okanagan. As the temperatures skyrocket, so do the number of boats on the lake, which increases the risk of an accident. If you’ve been injured in a boating accident, you may be wondering if it is possible to pursue compensation similar to…

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May 28, 2020

Bill Dick

Bill Dick

Horseback Riding and Trail Ride Injuries

Horseback Riding and Trail Ride Injuries

There are many businesses located throughout B.C. that offer recreational horseback trail rides. In most cases, a guide will provide some basic instruction on how to ride and then take a group of people on a leisurely ride along trails in the wilderness. On most occasions, the ride is uneventful…

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January 29, 2020

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Bell Let’s Talk – My Mental Health Story

Bell Let’s Talk – My Mental Health Story

I was reminded about Bell Let’s Talk day and asked if I had a blog I could share. I admitted that I didn’t, mostly because I find it difficult to be honest with myself about my mental health, never mind be public about it. Those close to me know that…

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August 20, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Spinal Cord Injury BC Airport Experience Tour – Let’s Fly

Spinal Cord Injury BC Airport Experience Tour – Let’s Fly

At the beginning of the summer, I was lucky enough to have joined the Spinal Cord Injury BC Airport Experience Tour and felt inspired to write up a blog including some of the things I learned! When travelling with any kind of disability, it’s important to be prepared. With that…

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July 10, 2019

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DJ Lam, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Wheeling in the great outdoors – tips for keep it “wheely” safe

Wheeling in the great outdoors – tips for keep it “wheely” safe

While the end of June marked the start of summer, it also began silly season for wheelchair users who navigate seas of pedestrians, vehicles and other hazards. Indeed, it’s not uncommon to see close calls between wheelchairs and sets of able-bodied shins. And wheelchair users are particularly vulnerable. Distraction and…

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March 1, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

How I Got My Identity Back

How I Got My Identity Back

In honour of Music Therapy Awareness Month, I wanted to share my story of how music helped me get my identity back. Picture a little girl in a frilly blue dress, singing dramatically alongside a TV flickering with images of Disney’s 1987 classic, The Little Mermaid. Right now she’s belting…

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January 8, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Tips for Travelling with a Spinal Cord Injury

Tips for Travelling with a Spinal Cord Injury

With the holiday season behind us, and several months to go with the winter weather many people take this time to get outta dodge and find some sunshine! Here are some of my personal observations and suggestions for travelling with a disability. 1 – Prescription medication — Don’t pack it…

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November 2, 2018

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Cannabis: Can it Help Those With Spinal Cord Injuries?

Cannabis: Can it Help Those With Spinal Cord Injuries?

O Canaba, our home we grow 4 plants, True patriot buds, in one household one grand, grams. With growing large, we see them rise, Skunk, dank, green, grass, weed. From far and wide O Canaba, we stand on guard for trees. Gods keep our land, free of mold and mites.…

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September 3, 2018

Irina Kordic

Irina Kordic

Personal Injury Contingency Fee Agreements

What is a Contingency Fee Agreement? A Contingency Fee Agreement (CFA) is a contract between a law firm (or lawyer) and the client in a case where legal fees are payable as a percentage of the amount recovered as damages. Under a CFA, the legal fees are payable only if…

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July 25, 2018

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Western Canadian Wheely Open 2018

August 18th and 19th 2018 will mark the first ever wheelchair floorball-hockey tournament played on Canadian soil, or on Canadian floor to be more precise. The gymnasium at Trinity Western University in Langley will host these games and will be home to visitors from as far as Austria who will…

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