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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Revisions to ICBC Part 7 Accident Benefits – What They Mean for You

On April 1, 2019, many changes came into effect which alter how ICBC treats no-fault benefit claims (sometimes known as Part 7 claims). Among the most significant changes are increases to the wage loss, homemaker, and death benefit amounts available. Previously, the government increased coverage from $150,000 to $300,000 for…

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You’ve Been in a Cycling Accident Involving a Motor Vehicle – What do you do?

You’ve Been in a Cycling Accident Involving a Motor Vehicle – What do you do?

Summer has finally reached our beautiful province. However, with summer weather, bicycle accidents are at their peak. ICBC estimates that 740 cyclists are injured in car crashes from June to September every year.  Last year, cyclist Anthony Floyd was involved in a collision when a driver pulled into a cycling…

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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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June 12, 2019

Bill Dick

Bill Dick

Know the Limits: Teen Grad Parties and Social Host Liability

Know the Limits: Teen Grad Parties and Social Host Liability

To host or not to host? Arranging gatherings for your teens at home can be riddled with questions. However, in the past decade parents face a much more difficult decision, whether or not to include alcohol among the appetizers. This poses a much larger issue at heart with hosting teen…

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June 7, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

ConnecTra Workshop – Adaptive Recreation

Keeping active can be difficult with an injury. But fortunately there are many adaptive options you can take advantage of to get you outside and enjoying the beauty that is Vancouver. ConnecTra is hosting an interactive workshop about adaptive recreation on June 11th, from 2-4pm at the Creekside Community Centre,…

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May 30, 2019

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Murphy Battista

BC Access Awareness 2019: May 29th – June 6th

The Gathering Festival, in partnership with Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture and All Bodies Dance, is presenting a week of special events in celebration of BC Access Awareness. BC Access Awareness, celebrated annually on the first Saturday in June, is a campaign that raises awareness about disability, accessibility, and inclusion.…

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May 28, 2019

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Murphy Battista

Underinsured Motorist Protection – An extra that’s worth the price of admission

Underinsured Motorist Protection – An extra that’s worth the price of admission

At Murphy Battista LLP it’s our job to constantly stay abreast of the intricacies of ICBC’s various insurance products and policies. Our depth of knowledge in this field means that we have an understanding of auto insurance that can benefit individuals prior to them actually being involved in an accident.…

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May 14, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day Thursday May 16th, 2019 marks the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). This day started out to bring about awareness to accessibility needs and inclusion-aware design when it comes to technology and development. This is actually a brilliant initiative as, with many things, thinking about…

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May 1, 2019

Joe Battista

Joe Battista

Motorcycle Safety Awareness

Motorcycle Safety Awareness

Although any accident has the potential to end in a serious injury, in our experience motorcyclists are particularly prone to being involved in collisions that have catastrophic consequences for the rider. Notably, our anecdotal experience is backed up by hard data. The US non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)…

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