THE ADVOCATE 951
VOL. 76 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2018
In 2017 CNN reported that under a new law in the United Arab Emirates,
“anyone seen in public walking their exotic pet—taking a tiger for a stroll
may sound ludicrous, but is not unheard of in the UAE—will have the animal
confiscated and could face up to six months in jail”. Do you prefer animals
that are suited to cold weather? Well, “in 2012, Ski Dubai—the indoor
ski slope housed at Mall of the Emirates—welcomed a colony of King and
Paradise is a town in Newfoundland with, prosaically, snow clearing regulations
on its website.
The CBABC recently welcomed Leah George-Wilson as its Truth and Reconciliation
Officer. Ms. Wilson is a well-respected Indigenous leader who
practises in the area of Indigenous law. She was the first woman to serve as
chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
How is this for a recent classified advertisement for a vintage car? “You are
bidding on an MG Midget Tourer from 1949 which we are selling on behalf
of a deceased person. We believe the body has been altered over the years.”
Randy Kaardal, Q.C., has taken the place of Stein Gudmundseth, Q.C., as
the Norwegian Honorary Consul General in Vancouver. Mr. Gudmundseth
held this consular post for 20 years.
CNN Travel reported on “the golden sands of the remote Lofoten Islands” in
Norway. Attractions include Haukland Beach, “a strip of white sand by bluegreen
water reminiscent of a Caribbean island”, and Kvalvika Beach, with
“shallow turquoise waters”. CNN warned that the waters are cold and that
there are few facilities.
Since mid-2017, persons taking sand, stones or seashells—popular souvenirs
for tourists—from Sardinia’s beaches have faced fines of up to €3,000. The
BBC reported that “anti-theft activists … have posted photos of Sardinian
sand being sold on eBay”.
The Honourable G. Bruce Butler was appointed a justice of the British
Columbia Court of Appeal and of the Yukon Court of Appeal. He replaces
Justice E.A. Bennett, who became a supernumerary justice effective February
Christopher J. Giaschi, formerly a partner at Giaschi & Margolis, was
appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver.