COVID-19 Changing Courts

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Covid-19 has affected everyone around the globe in many ways since its arrival.  As a result of technology, some business have been fortunate enough to find ways for employees to work remotely from their homes, while others have not been able to transition as easily or have chosen not to adapt to a new reality. …

Supreme Court of Canada: RCMP Has The Right to Collective Bargaining

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In a 6 to 1 decision the Supreme Court of Canada struck down provisions preventing the RCMP from unionizing. The decision was released January 16th. The Court determined the exclusion of the RCMP from federal labour relations legislation was unconstitutional. The Court also determined that former regulations imposing an alternate labour relations regime on RCMP…

Wills, Estates and Succession Act – Overhaul of Estate Law in B.C.

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The Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) came into force on March 31, 2014.  WESA replaces and consolidates (with substantial changes) four statutes that governed the passing of property on death and the administration of the estates of deceased persons. The act provides greater certainty for individuals who put their last wishes into writing and simplifies the…

BC Family Day and Your Pay

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Last year’s announcement by Premier Christy Clark of a new statutory holiday was to the delight of many employees across the province.  The inaugural Family Day on February 11, 2013, brings the total to ten statutory holidays in British Columbia, sharing the honours with Saskatchewan for the most number of statutory holidays in the country. […]

Brain Buckets and the Backcountry

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No helmet for the hill?  That’s okay, but please brings cash or cheques payable to the Nova Scotia Government. As of last week, a new piece of legislation in Nova Scotia, titled, the Snow Sport Helmet Act came into effect mandating that all skiers and snowboarders must wear certified helmets, that fit snugly and are […]

TELUS Community Board 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 […]

TELUS Kelowna & District Safety Council Donation

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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 to the Kelowna & District Safety Council from the TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board. The funding will go…