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of the evidence, it is apparent and obvious from a layperson’s perspective
that the subject fifty dollar bill is not legal tender. In other words, we do not
need the expertise of the famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, to
come to this conclusion; even Dr. John Watson could easily have done so”:
Dixson v. GNC Live Well, 9 Misc 3d 1122(A) (2005).
Ritu N. Mahil was appointed to the board of the University of the Fraser
Valley for a term ending July 31, 2021.
Sean T. Foote was elected as a member-at-large to the CBABC Young
Lawyers, Victoria section executive for a one-year term.
James S. Deitch and Michelle S. Lawrence were both appointed for threeyear
terms as members of the British Columbia Review Board.
Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha,
spoke German to each other when they were alone together and with their
The first Sherlock Holmes story (of 56 in total, as well as four novels) was
published in 1887, 50 years into Queen Victoria’s reign. The last story was
published in 1927. In 2014 the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh
Circuit held that most of these works no longer had copyright protection:
Klinger v. Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd., No. 14-1128 (2014).
B.C. place names: Bella Bella, located on either side of Lama Passage,
between Denny Island and Campbell Island and lying west of Bella Coola.
It is an adaptation of the Heiltsuk First Nation settlement originally established
at McLoughlin Bay, where the Hudson’s Bay Company had a factory,
Fort McLoughlin, in 1833–45. The name appears in the 1834 medical journal
of Dr. W.F. Tolmie as Bilbilla. The name may be a term for “flat point”, a
description of the terrain of the village. An alternative theory is that it represents
the Heiltsuk pronunciation of “Milbanke”, the name of a nearby
sound. In the 1890s, when a new HBC store, a Methodist mission and a
school were located to the north on Campbell Island, Bella Bella moved to
that island. It became an important central community for the Heiltsuk. It
was sometimes known as New Bella Bella. Since 1974, the post office name
has been Waglisla. The non-Indigenous part of Bella Bella, on Denny Island,
once boasted a cannery and used to be called Old Bella Bella. A marina and
a resort called Shearwater were later established on Denny Island on the
site of an old World War II seaplane base.