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recently retired from the B.C. Supreme Court. The Honourable Mr. Justice
John Truscott, who sat in New Westminster, retired on July 4, 2017. In
Victoria, the Honourable Madam Justice Jacqueline Dorgan retired on
July 31, 2017.
In Vancouver, the Honourable Mr. Justice Jon Sigurdson retired effective
August 18, 2017. He was followed shortly by the Honourable Madam Justice
Victoria Gray, who stepped down on August 31, 2017. The Honourable
Mr. Justice Peter Leask retired on September 18, 2017.
In Kelowna, the Honourable Mr. Justice Peter Rogers retired on September
Several justices joined the supernumerary department. The Honourable
Madam Justice Loryl Russell became a supernumerary judge on August
20, 2017. The Honourable Madam Justice Laura Gerow and the Honourable
Mr. Justice James Williams both did so on October 10, 2017.
The Honourable Mr. Justice John Steeves, transferred from Supreme
Court, at Vancouver, to Supreme Court, at Victoria, effective March 31, 2017.
Bench strength was bolstered with the appointment of the Honourable Mr.
Justice David Crossin, at Vancouver, effective September 29, 2017.
The Honourable Madam Justice Barbara Fisher, formerly of the Supreme
Court, was appointed to the Court of Appeal, effective September 14, 2017.
At the Provincial Court, November 2017 saw Her Honour Judge Andrea L.
Ormiston and Her Honour Judge Dawn Elaine Boblin appointed on the
6th and His Honour Judge Mark R. Jetté on the 10th.
Under the Olympic Charter, “The Olympic Games consist of the Games of
the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter Games. Only those sports which are
practised on snow or ice are considered as winter sports.”
On November 1, 2017, the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration
Centre welcomed Barry D. Penner, Q.C., as its new managing director.
Mr. Penner is the immediate past chair of the Insurance Corporation of
B.C. and a past president of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region.
The Olympic torch relay commenced on October 24, 2017, at ancient Olympus
in Greece—overcast and rainy conditions meant that the actress playing
the high priestess had to use a “backup flame” rather than, with the aid
of a reflector, igniting the flame using the sun’s rays.