January 8, 2019

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 26, 2018

Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

2018 BC Workplace Inclusion Awards

Anyone can hire a minority – which, yes, in and of itself is a good thing – but it’s how you treat them that determines your true value as an employer. I’ve boasted about my employers since the moment they hired me, and on November 22nd at the…

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October 24, 2018

Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Para-Badminton Nationals

Para-Badminton Nationals were held at the Vancouver Lawn, Tennis, and Badminton Club September 5-8, 2018 for the second year in a row. There are six sport classes in Para-Badminton. Two wheelchair classes (WH1 & WH2), two standing classes (SL3 & SL4), one standing class for upper limb impairment (SU5) and…

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August 30, 2018

Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

The Western Canadian Wheely Open: A Resounding Success!

This past month of August was one for the record books. From the sauna like conditions of the extreme heat and dryness, to the numerous wildfires as a result, August 2018 will be one we will not forget. This can also be said for the first ever wheelchair floorball-hockey tournament…

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June 21, 2018

Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

National Sledge Hockey Championship 2018

The BC Provincial Sledge Hockey team played in the 3rd annual National Sledge Hockey Championship held at the Richmond Olympic Oval this year. The tournament took place May 11-13 and played host to incredible action from four of the top teams from across the country, including two-time defending champs Alberta,…

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February 9, 2017

Murphy Battista

The path to hiring a lawyer, new resource material on what you need to know

If you’ve been seriously injured, the path to understanding your legal rights isn’t always clear and hiring a lawyer for the first time can be daunting. In the time you have to recover from your injuries, you also have to ensure you take the right legal measures before signing any…

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October 27, 2016

Murphy Battista

Murphy Battista Personal Injury Lawyer, Scott Stanley, Talks Setting Up His Scholarship with SCI BC

The new Scott Stanley Scholarship awarded at Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) is a fresh start for those newly injured to reach greater heights. When, Murphy Battista LLP’s personal injury lawyer, Scott Stanley, grew up in Northern Saskatchewan, his awareness of modest means was amplified. Scott’s ability in identifying the needs of…

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September 14, 2016

Murphy Battista

Okanagan Woman Features Keri Grenier’s Insights

Keri Asks: What is a Woman’s Worth? Okanagan Woman features Keri Grenier’s insights on how the courts are determining a woman’s worth in personal injury law cases. In the post, she outlines the “aspects to a woman’s claim that are often unique or tend to play a more prominent role.”…

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April 21, 2016

Keri Grenier

Keri Grenier

Expert Medical Evidence Sometimes Needed to Assess the Full Extent of an Injury and the Compensation Required.

This month my INJURYwise column is devoted to expert medical evidence. Travel for the injured is rarely a fun experience. Airports, planes, taxi cabs, and trains are not geared towards persons with a disability. So as I sit in the Vancouver airport waiting for my flight home, I think about…

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February 16, 2016

Keri Grenier

Keri Grenier

ICBC Anti-fraud Campaign

This month’s INJURYwise column provides some commentary on ICBC’s recent anti-fraud campaign. At first I thought it was just a simple news article on the top 6 fraud files handled by ICBC in 2015, but then I heard the radio ads. They call it the “ICBC Hall of Shame.” Just…

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