In This Issue - #181 March 31, 2014

  1. Curtis Darmohray Elected Kelowna Chamber President 
  2. Monthly Lawyer Profile - Brent Coyne 
  3. Should I Take Salary Or Dividends? 
  4. An "Intervention" For BC's Liquor Laws 
  5. ICBC Made Me An Offer To Settle My Claim – Should I Accept It? 
  6. I Want To See My Grandchild!  
  7. Legislative Changes to REDMA: Bringing Certainty to Real Estate Development 
  8. Employee Internet Use 
  9. Top 5 Employer Pitfalls 
  10. Use Of Someone's Image 
  11. Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon Adds Elite Paratriathlon Events 
  12. Interesting Transactions - Proud To Be Lawyers For The Kelowna Rockets 
  13. In The Community - Pushor Mitchell Participates in First Annual BDO Human Bonspiel 
  14. Legal Lite - 'Early Bird' Food Fight at Golden Corral: One Senior Arrested 

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1. Curtis Darmohray Elected Kelowna Chamber President

We are pleased to announce that Curtis Darmohray has been elected as the 2014-2015 Kelowna Chamber of Commerce President.

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2. Monthly Lawyer Profile - Brent Coyne

Why did you become a lawyer?

The cliché is somewhat warranted; but to help find solutions to client’s challenges, whether it is protecting their business or their personal interests.

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3. Should I Take Salary Or Dividends? - by Thomas Fellhauer*

If you are self-employed or a professional or you own a business, you are probably already doing tax planning each year to minimize the tax you pay. Let’s see what is the best thing to do in British Columbia, Canada.

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4. An "Intervention" For BC's Liquor Laws - by Katy Williams

The distribution and consumption of liquor in British Columbia has been controlled by the government since the mid-1800s. The provincial government has, of course, updated these liquor laws over the past century but many citizens still feel that the current laws remain outdated.

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5. ICBC Made Me An Offer To Settle My Claim – Should I Accept It? - by Greg Pratch

As a personal injury lawyer, my initial contact with new clients often comes after ICBC has made them an offer to settle their personal injury claim. The question I am asked in those circumstances of course is whether the ICBC offer is reasonable.

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6. I Want To See My Grandchild! - by Monica McParland

In British Columbia grandparents may be surprised to know that they are not automatically entitled to spend time with their grandchildren. This issue often surfaces in the context of a family law dispute between the children’s mother and father. Grandparents may be entitled to visits with the grandchildren but it’s not straightforward and a court order or an agreement may be required.

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7. Legislative Changes to REDMA: Bringing Certainty to Real Estate Development - by Bradley Cronquist

Since the introduction of the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (REDMA), developers have had concerns that any minor or insignificant variance from the strict compliance of REDMA will permit a purchaser to avoid its obligations under a Purchase Agreement.

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8. Employee Internet Use - by Alfred Kempf*

The internet is a valuable tool in most workplaces. It is a vast, quick and free source of information.

While the information gleaned from a search is likely not to yield a definitive answer, it almost always provides a direction to the answer.

 

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9. Top 5 Employer Pitfalls - by Keri Grenier

If you are a small business or you are the head of human resources for your company, chances are you try to handle most employment matters on your own. From time to time you may contact the Employment Standards Branch for advice about things like overtime or vacation pay, or you may even research articles on the internet, but there are times when there is no substitute for good legal advice.

 

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10. Use Of Someone's Image - by Vanessa DeDominicis

Businesses will often create marketing material for their products/services, either in print or short video segments. A very common question I get from clients is “Can I use another person’s image in my video/marketing material without their consent?”

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11. Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon Adds Elite Paratriathlon Events

The Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon has added a number paratriathlon events for this year’s Apple Triathlon.

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12. Interesting Transactions - Proud To Be Lawyers For The Kelowna Rockets

 Pushor Mitchell is proud to be the “Lawyers for the Rockets”, one of the most respected and successful junior hockey teams in North America.

 

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13. In The Community - Pushor Mitchell Participates in First Annual BDO Human Bonspiel

$5000 was raised for the Rotary Centre for the Arts during the first annual BDO Human Bonspiel.

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14. Legal Lite - 'Early Bird' Food Fight at Golden Corral: One Senior Arrested

A cantankerous senior citizen was arrested at Golden Corral for instigating a food fight among the "early bird" diners.

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