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in 1855. The local name of the falls, Mosi-oa-Tunya (“The Smoke That Thunders”),
also continues to be used.
Kyla M. Lee and Paul C. Doroshenko, Q.C., both of Acumen Law in Vancouver,
purchased two adjoining parking lots in Merritt, B.C. several years
ago. When the municipal council recently rejected a proposal from a group
of local high school students to paint a municipal crosswalk in rainbow
colours to celebrate diversity and inclusivity, these two stepped up to offer
their parking lot as the site for the proposed painting. They even contributed
funds to the cost of the paint. Well done we say!
Canada’s Holidays Act provides: “The first Monday immediately preceding
May 25 is a legal holiday and shall be kept and observed as such throughout
Canada under the name of ‘Victoria Day’.”
Barbara J. Norell, Q.C., formerly with Harper Grey, was appointed a justice
of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster. She
replaced Mr. Justice J.D. Truscott, who resigned effective July 4, 2017.
Wendy A. Baker, Q.C., formerly at Miller Thomson, was appointed a justice
of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver. She replaced Mr.
Justice J.W. Williams, who elected to become a supernumerary justice
effective October 10, 2017.
Sharon Matthews, Q.C., formerly at Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman,
was appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver.
She replaces Madam Justice L.B. Gerow, who elected to become a
supernumerary justice effective October 10, 2017.
Page 7 of the New York Times of Sunday, February 25, 2018 was entirely
taken up by a passionate plea by 157 heads of independent schools in New
York City. It was in the form of an open letter to the president of the United
States to do everything necessary “to stem this tide of senseless gun violence.
Address, and ultimately deny, unrestricted access to weapons and
ammunition that have no legitimate sporting, recreational or protective
Section 49 of our Criminal Code provides that “every one who wilfully, in
the presence of Her Majesty, (a) does an act with intent to alarm Her
Majesty or to break the public peace, or (b) does an act that is intended or
is likely to cause bodily harm to Her Majesty, is guilty of an indictable
offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years.” The