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Northern Lights College describes its vision as being “the College of choice
for Energy, Technology and Academic Learning”. It has campuses in
Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John and Tumbler Ridge,
along with access centres in Atlin, Dease Lake and Hudson’s Hope.
In October 2016 the U.S. Postal Service introduced the “Diwali Forever”
stamp, with a dedication ceremony at the Consulate General of India in
New York. As described in the news release, “the stamp design is a photograph
featuring a traditional diya oil lamp beautifully lit, sitting on a
sparkling gold background. Diya lamps are usually made from clay with cotton
wicks dipped in a clarified butter known as ‘ghee’ or in vegetable oils.”
A Diwali stamp is also to be released in Canada in the fall of 2017. This is a
joint effort with India Post to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.
The two illustrious and enlightened authors of our May 2017 “On the Front
Cover” piece—both of whom deserve their own front cover—were severely
shortchanged: though we recovered on the “Contributors” page, on the first
page of the article and in the table of contents we misspelled the “Boies” in
Catherine (Cathie) Boies Parker and omitted a “Q.C.” and “MP” next to
Murray Rankin’s name. Our apologies.
All the best to our colleagues and others who were affected by forest fires
this summer. Under B.C.’s Wildfire Act, S.B.C. 2004, c. 31, “a person … who
sees an open fire that is burning in forest land or grass land or within 1 km
of forest land or grass land and that appears to be burning unattended or
uncontrolled must immediately report the fire (a) to an official employed
in the ministry, (b) to a peace officer, or (c) by calling a fire emergency
response telephone number.”
Ronald N. Stern, originally called in January 1974 and now retired from the
profession, recently gifted the sum of $500,000 to the Allard School of Law
at UBC for the purposes of establishing a new faculty position in the area of
constitutional law in honour of The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, P.C.
On June 12, 2017 Andrew Wilkinson, Q.C., was appointed Attorney General
of the province though, with the fall of the Liberal government on July
18, 2017, he was not in the post long. In his place, the new NDP government
appointed David Eby, Q.C., as Attorney General.
Tim McGee, Q.C., resigned as the CEO of the Law Society of British Columbia
effective September 1, 2017.