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Canada: New WorkSafe BC COVID-19 Safety Plan Requirements - MLT Aikins LLP

As the Province of British Columbia prepares to re-open certain businesses, WorkSafe BC has outlined that employers resuming operations must develop a "COVID-19 Safety Plan" and have established a new...
Tags: News, Canada, British Columbia, Aikins LLP, WorkSafe BC

Canada: COVID-19: Government Supports For Commercial Properties - Clark Wilson LLP

In light of COVID-19 impacting individuals and businesses across British Columbia, the BC provincial government and the federal government have recently announced new measures...
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Canada: Construction Companies Should Check Contracts, Insurance For Relief From Potential Pandemic Losses - Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

The effect of COVID-19 on the construction industry remains in the early stages. So far, construction in British Columbia has fared surprisingly well.
Tags: News, Canada, British Columbia, Alexander Holburn Beaudin Lang

The Politics of a Pandemic - Everyone is doing the right things.....

Canadians, no matter where they live, can be assured of one thing in our fight against the novel coronavirus.  Whatever goverment is in place they are following the best advice of medical professionals and are being guided by the science, protecting the health and safety of citizens.    That's true federally where the Liberals are in power, in British Columbia where the NDP rules,  also in Ontario where Doug Ford's Prorgessive Conservatives hold a majority, as well in Quebec where its Françoi...
Tags: Travel, Sweden, Spain, Canada, United States, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Quebec, British Columbia, Ndp, Ontario, Doug Ford, Wuhan China, François Legault

Flames’ Worst 1st-Round Draft Picks Since 2000

Over the last 20 years, the Calgary Flames have been an okay team, with some very good seasons and some flat-out bad ones. They made the Stanley Cup Final in 2004 but were defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Since then, they have tried to make it back but without success. Much of that has to do with their drafting. Though they have had some good picks over the years, they have also had some very bad selections. Here are the worst first round-picks they have made in the last 20 years. Tim Er...
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Canada: COVID-19 — Virtual Meetings Permitted Under The Emergency Program Act (British Columbia) - MLT Aikins LLP

On April 21, 2020, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General for the Province of British Columbia (the "Minister") passed Ministerial Order M116 (the "Order") under the Emergency Program Act
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The Constitutionality of Interprovincial/Territorial Boundary Closures (Part I)

Efforts to respond to and get under control the coronavirus pandemic have led to government actions that many people would be unlikely to accept in less dire times. Many of these have been at the provincial and municipal levels with emergency measures that have restricted a wide range of business, social and recreational activities that we had previously taken for granted. Another set of restrictions have been in relation to whether we can visit other provinces. Some provinces closed their bound...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Miscellaneous, Toronto, Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Court of appeal, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Ontario, RCMP, LCA

Canucks News & Rumors: NHL Hub Cities, Baertschi, Leivo & Scouting

The Vancouver Canucks, like all other NHL teams, haven’t played a game since the NHL’s regular season was suspended. Although things have been silent on the ice since March 12, there seems to be action over the past week or at least some discussion is happening. The last word we have is that the NHL’s administration and the National Hockey League’s Players Association are moving closer to creating a 24-team playoff format. Related: Canucks News & Rumors: Brackett, Buble & Salary-Cap Decisions...
Tags: Sport, Victoria, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Portland Oregon, British Columbia, Columbia, George, Gary Bettman, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Sportsnet, Utica Comets, Kelowna, WHL

Word of the week: Cold turkey

It started with an ad that materialized on my screen for no apparent reason.   “With CHANTIX, you can keep smoking at first and ease into quitting.”   I don’t smoke, hadn’t been searching for anything cigarette-related, and—whoa, what was that goggle-eyed bird doing in a smoking-cessation ad? On Twitter, Bethan Tovey-Walsh, a linguist in Wales, ventured a guess:   “Is it an attempt at a cold turkey pun?” And then, two minutes later: “Yes, apparently so.” She’d found this:   ...
Tags: Wales, Advertising, Linguistics, Cigarettes, Pfizer, British Columbia, Merriam Webster, San Francisco Chronicle, Pharmaceutical, William Burroughs, Herb Caen, Nancy Friedman, What Does It Mean, Om Shanti, Bethan Tovey Walsh, Carleton Simon

Canadian Snowbirds operation meant to uplift residents' spirits ends in deadly crash

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds that flew over British Columbia -- part of a weeks-long operation aimed at uplifting Canadians' spirits and honoring those affected by coronavirus -- ended in tragedy Sunday when at least one person was killed.
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Canadian Snowbirds operation meant to uplift residents' spirits ended in a deadly crash in British Columbia

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds that flew over British Columbia -- part of a weeks-long operation aimed at uplifting Canadians' spirits and honoring those affected by coronavirus -- ended in tragedy Sunday when at least one person was killed.
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Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes into house in British Columbia, killing one

One person has died and a second has been seriously injured after a Canadian acrobatic jet crashed into a residential street, authorities confirmed.The plane crashed in the vicinity of Kamloops, British Columbia on Sunday during a flyover flight intended to boost the nation’s morale during the coronavirus pandemic, The Royal Canadian Air Force said.
Tags: News, British Columbia, Royal Canadian Air Force, Kamloops British Columbia

Snowbirds crew member killed after jet crashes into houses in Canada

Military aerobatics display over Kamloops was intended to boost public morale during coronavirus pandemicA Canadian aerobatics jet has crashed into a British Columbia neighbourhood during a flyover intended to boost morale during the Covid-19 pandemic, killing one crew member, seriously injuring another and setting a house on fire.Video appeared to show the crew of the Snowbirds’ plane ejecting during the crash on Sunday. Continue reading...
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One dead after Canadian Snowbirds aircraft crashes into home in British Columbia

At least one person was killed and another seriously injured Sunday when a Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft crashed in Kamloops, British Columbia, according to the Royal Canadian Air Force.
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A Canadian Snowbirds aircraft has crashed in British Columbia

A Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft crashed near Kamloops, British Columbia, on Sunday, according to the Canadian Department of National Defence.
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The Art of Ben Burlock

I sometimes wonder what would be missing from my life without Instagram as I've come across so many stellar small shop makers, rod builders, fly tiers and artists of all sorts.  One new recent find was artist Ben Burlock.  I get a real kick out of his style and asked him if I could share a few of his most recent pieces of artwork and tattoo work with this post. Ben wrote...  "I've been a tattooer for the past 11 years and an avid fly fisherman for much longer than that.  I'm based in the beauti...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Canada, Fishing, British Columbia, Alberta, Ben, Bow River, Cameron Mortenson, Canmore Alberta, Bow Valley, Ben Burlock, New World Samurai, Kootney River, New World Samurai Subscribe

Twitch is launching an advisory council that includes top streamers in the wake of months of criticism over controversial bans

Twitch has formed a Safety Advisory Council to help the live-streaming platform create and shape its policies.  The eight-person board includes Twitch streamers, non-profit executives, and professors.  The news comes after months of criticism from users of the platform who say Twitch is too strict with nudity and doles out undue bans.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Twitch, the Amazon-owned live-streaming platform popular among esports stars and video gamers, has announce...
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Canada: Accessing Cannabis Delivery Services In British Columbia During COVID-19 - MLT Aikins LLP

Despite the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, cannabis delivery services by private retailers to customers remains illegal in many provinces, including British Columbia.
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Plans in motion for provinces to begin reopening amid COVID-19 pandemic

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa and Washington are working on plans to deal with an increase in cross-border traffic as states and provinces begin reopening. British Columbia is allowing a partial reopening of its economy starting May 19, right after the Victoria Day long weekend. The mayor of the provincial capital says the city wants to lend some support by spicing up the downtown core.
Tags: News, Washington, British Columbia, Ottawa, Chrystia Freeland

zoom is not the problem — meetings are

When all you have is Zoom, every work-from-home office looks like an endless face-to-face video call. I have been working remotely since 2003. Video calls have been a regular part of my work and I have used pretty well every platform available. In the early days my favourite platform was Marratech, until they were bought by Google and some of the technology created Hangouts. But video communication was only part of my work. Asynchronous communication — threaded discussions, blogs, and wikis — wa...
Tags: Google, Management, New Brunswick, British Columbia, Cnbc, eLearning, Performance Improvement, Henry Mintzberg, CMEC, Marratech

The most popular Airbnb rentals

Not so very long ago, Airbnb was literally some guys renting space on their air mattresses in San Francisco to make rent. In the 13 years since, it’s turned into a multi-billion dollar company and made itself a verb, like Uber (or Xerox if you were born before 1975). All the while giving us access to homes, apartments, and all kinds of unusual lodgings we’d have never been able to rent otherwise. But of the tens of thousands of rentals on Airbnb, some are exceptionally aspirational. And as we...
Tags: Travel, Greece, California, San Francisco, Thailand, Cape Town, Airbnb, Vancouver, Florence, British Columbia, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Bali Indonesia, Santorini, All, Iguazu Falls

What are Asian giant hornets, and are they really dangerous? 5 questions answered

Editor’s note: According to recent press reports, two Asian giant hornets – a species not known to occur in North America – were found in northwest Washington state in late 2019, and a hornet colony was found and eliminated in British Columbia. Now scientists are trying to determine whether more of these large predatory insects are present in the region. Entomologist Akito Kawahara explains why headlines referring to “murder hornets” are misleading. 1\. How common are these hornets in Asia, and ...
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Washington, Canada, Tokyo, North America, British Columbia, Pacific Northwest, Vancouver Seattle, Kawahara, Akito Kawahara, Washington State Department of Agriculture Photos

How to help save the bees in the US

Bees are on the mind of the public these days. Scientists have concluded that climate change poses an increasing risk to bee populations worldwide, with a February study published in the journal Science directly linking rising temperatures to declining bumble bee populations on multiple continents. Common pest repellents like Orthene and Sevin, often sprayed on plants in commercial and residential settings, kill the pests that land on plants — and pollinating bees suffer the same fate. Even t...
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Verbier Xtreme 2010

The Verbier Xtreme 2010 was one of the most legendary competitions in the Tour's history. [Author: Ski Paradise]
Tags: Japan, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Kicking Horse, British Columbia, Andorra, Verbier, Fieberbrunn, Hakuba, Ski Paradise, Arcalis, Freeride World Tour, Vallnord, Bec des Rosses, Xtreme Verbier

Verbier Xtreme 2012

The 2012 Verbier Xtreme was another legendary competition on the Bec des Rosses. [Author: Ski Paradise]
Tags: Japan, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Kicking Horse, British Columbia, Andorra, Verbier, Fieberbrunn, Hakuba, Ski Paradise, Arcalis, Freeride World Tour, Vallnord, Bec des Rosses, Xtreme Verbier

Canada's British Columbia the latest province to unveil restart plan

The Canadian province of British Columbia will unveil its plan to start reopening its economy on Wednesday, as new coronavirus cases dwindle and other parts of the country, including Quebec and Manitoba, begin to loosen their restrictions. The Pacific coast province reported Canada's first death from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, and its first case of community transmission, but reported only 8 new cases on Tuesday. On Friday, garden centers can reopen, sai...
Tags: News, Canada, Pacific, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Doug Ford, COVID

B.C. starts lifting COVID-19 restrictions on surgeries, parks, stores, haircuts

VICTORIA — British Columbia has reached the point in the COVID-19 pandemic where it will start a gradual reopening of the economy while also allowing social interactions between families, friends and communities to increase.The plan to restart the province begins with certain health services, retail outlets, restaurants, salons, museums and parks resuming some operations in mid-May, Premier John Horgan said at a news conference Wednesday.All of the government's reopening plans are based on ...
Tags: Health, News, Victoria, British Columbia, The Canadian Press, John Horgan, Horgan, Dirk Meissner, COVID, Bonnie Henry

Newleaf Brands Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire 37.5% of Trellis Holdings And Comments on Initiative Petition 34 to Legalize Psilocybin Therapy in Oregon

VANCOUVER, British Columbia , May 7, 2020 /CNW/ -- NewLeaf Brands Inc. (NLB.CN) (OTC: NLBIF) (0NF.F) ("NewLeaf Brands" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement (the "Agreement') dated May 5, 2020 with Trellis Holdings Oregon, LLC ("Trellis") to acquire 37.5% of the issued and outstanding share capital of Trellis Holdings Oregon Op LLC ("Trellis") from David Joshua Bartch and Benjamin Martch (the "Vendors") by way of a share exchange (the "Tr...
Tags: Business, News, Oregon, Vancouver, British Columbia, Newleaf Brands Inc, Legalize Psilocybin Therapy, CNW NewLeaf Brands Inc NLB, NewLeaf Brands, Trellis Holdings Oregon LLC, Trellis Holdings Oregon Op LLC, David Joshua Bartch, Benjamin Martch

'Hate has no place in British Columbia,' says premier on rise in anti-Asian crimes

Saying he was angry after hearing about recent incidents of hate crimes directed against people of Asian descent, Premier John Horgan implored British Columbians to stand together against racism on Wednesday."Hate has no place in British Columbia. Period," the premier stated during a news conference to announce the province's next moves in the pandemic."If we're going to get through this, we have to stop finger pointing. Put our differences aside and work together to get it done."The V...
Tags: News, Vancouver, British Columbia, Chinatown, Yu, University of British Columbia, Chow, John Horgan, Ellen Kim, British Columbia Period, The Vancouver Police, Doris Chow

Canada: The Problems With Class Actions For Historical Sexual Abuse Cases - Torkin Manes LLP

The certification of historical institutional abuse cases as class actions began with the Rumley v. British Columbia 2001 SCC 69 in British Columbia.
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