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In This Issue - #233 July 2018

  1. The View – Missing Persons. When Can You Deem Someone Has Actually Died?
  2. Plastic Bag Bans
  3. Public Bidding, Exclusion Clauses and Public Policy Concerns: Contracting Out of Liability for a Flawed Bidding Process
  4. The L-Visa: An Attractive Option for Canadian Companies
  5. Amendments to BC’s Residential Tenancy Act: What it Means for Property Owners Seeking Exemption from BC’s Proposed Speculation Tax
  6. BC’s New Database for Beneficial Ownership of Real Estate
  7. Proprietary Estoppel, Land Use and Oppression
  8. What One Has Earned – Courts Impose Compensation Where Parties Fail to Solidify a Contract
  9. Pushor Mitchell Sponsors West Kelowna’s Music in the Park
  10. UBC Okanagan Update – July 2018
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1. The View – Missing Persons. When Can You Deem Someone Has Actually Died?

by Vanessa DeDominicis

Sometimes, very unfortunately, loved ones go missing. They may never return from a hunting trip, or a hike in the mountains. How can we deal with their assets? ...

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Vanessa DeDominicis
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2. Plastic Bag Bans

by Jeremy Burgess

In recent years, several communities all over the world have sought to means by which to reduce the accumulation of plastic in our natural environment. ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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3. Public Bidding, Exclusion Clauses and Public Policy Concerns: Contracting Out of Liability for a Flawed Bidding Process

by Jeremy Burgess

As discussed in my previous article, Invitations to Tender: Why it is Important Both Bidders and Solicitors to Follow Proper Process, the solicitation of bids for public projects must follow a fair and transparent process. ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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4. The L-Visa: An Attractive Option for Canadian Companies

by Bryan Fitzpatrick

For Canadian companies looking send their Canadian employees to the United States to work with their American parent, branch or subsidiary company, the L Visa is an attractive option. ...

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Bryan Fitzpatrick
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5. Amendments to BC’s Residential Tenancy Act: What it Means for Property Owners Seeking Exemption from BC’s Proposed Speculation Tax

by Elise Everest

Do you own recreational property in Kelowna or West Kelowna? Thinking of renting it to avoid BC’s proposed speculation tax, but still want to enjoy it yourself for some parts of the year? ...

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Elise Everest
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6. BC’s New Database for Beneficial Ownership of Real Estate

by Zach Pashley

The 2018 Provincial Budget introduced the government’s 30-Point Plan for Housing Availability in British Columbia. ...

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Zach Pashley
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7. Proprietary Estoppel, Land Use and Oppression

by Jeremy Burgess

The recent case of Dalpadado v North Bend Land Society. ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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8. What One Has Earned – Courts Impose Compensation Where Parties Fail to Solidify a Contract

by Jeremy Burgess

Often times, parties will get to the edge of entering into contractual relations, but miss the steps required to form a contractual agreement. ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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9. Pushor Mitchell Sponsors West Kelowna’s Music in the Park

by Pushor Mitchell LLP

Pushor Mitchell continues its support of arts in the community this summer with its sponsorship of West Kelowna’s Music in the Park. ...

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Pushor Mitchell LLP
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10. UBC Okanagan Update – July 2018

by Theresa Arsenault, Q.C.

Read the latest UBCO Update to see what incredible opportunities have been brought to the valley by being a university town. ...

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Theresa Arsenault, Q.C.
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