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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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May 19, 2020

J. Scott Stanley

J. Scott Stanley

Claims against the Ministry of Children and Family Development

Claims against the Ministry of Children and Family Development

In 2019, the Spotlight: Child Welfare collaborative journalism project published a report revealing that the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) was failing to meet the basic requirements for children in their care. The MCFD looks after about 6,500 children.  In about 40% of these cases, the MCFD…

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May 8, 2020

Kevin Hyde

Kevin Hyde

Recreational and Sports Injuries Caused by Someone’s Negligence

Recreational and Sports Injuries Caused by Someone’s Negligence

Every year an increasing number of Canadians participate in amateur recreational sports. In doing so, these participants, both children and adults, are assuming the inevitable risk of injury that comes with most sports. The question then arises: what are the legal rights of participants in sports when they are injured,…

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April 29, 2020

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Murphy Battista

We are in this together. Together we can help.

We are in this together. Together we can help.

We are all dealing with the challenges presented by COVID-19 in some way. However, a growing number of our fellow citizens are in truly precarious positions. As a firm, we are doing what we can to support front lines organizations that are helping our most vulnerable populations. While it is…

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March 19, 2020

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Murphy Battista

COVID-19 Policy: Information for Clients

With ongoing developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our team, clients, and community remain our top priority. Adjusted Office Hours Office hours for all offices (Vancouver, Surrey, Kelowna, and Vernon), have been adjusted to 9:30am to 3:30pm effective March 19, 2020. Office Protocols to Address COVID-19…

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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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January 20, 2020

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Murphy Battista

Proud to Sponsor the 7th Annual Vancouver Military Dinner with Proceeds Going to Soldier On.

March 15, 2020 Update: Please note that the Vancouver Military Dinner has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. They will be monitoring events as they unfold, and will announce a new date once they can.  Their online donation portal remains open if you’d still like to participate in supporting…

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December 3, 2019

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Murphy Battista

Holiday Parties: Liability and Your Responsibilities as a Host and a Partygoer

Holiday Parties: Liability and Your Responsibilities as a Host and a Partygoer

T’is the season of the holiday party. The time of year when there is lots of cheer (and beer). However, as fun as holiday parties can be, they can also lead to a legal nightmare. With the recent legalization of cannabis, hosts won’t only be concerned about the liability risks…

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October 29, 2019

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Murphy Battista

Teen Safety and Halloween

Teen Safety and Halloween

For a teenager, the attraction of attending Halloween parties far outweighs staying home watching a scary movie or two. As a responsible, caring parent, it’s vital to have an open conversation with your teenager about managing expectations and their safety without the drama. Below are some steps to take before…

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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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