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February 1 to 7, 2020 has been declared World Interfaith Harmony Week.
James B. Stewart was reappointed as a member of the board of Simon
Fraser University for a term ending July 31, 2022.
J. Najeeb Hassan was appointed as a vice chair of the Labour Relations
Board for a term ending December 2, 2024.
Section 11 of the Homeowner Protection Act Regulation provides that
among the items a warranty provider may exclude from home warranty
insurance is “any damage caused by insects or rodents and other animals,
unless the damage results from non-compliance with the building code by
the residential builder or its employees, agents or subcontractor”.
There is or has been an unfortunate association in satire, so-called jokes and
public discourse between lawyers and rats. The New York Times noted this in
an October 2000 article, for which it interviewed the “somewhat mysterious
West Coast lawyer who goes by the pen name The Rodent and sometimes
wears a rat-head costume”, all while “satirizing the legal profession” in various
written works. Apparently The Rodent, who “agreed to an interview on the
condition that his real name and the company where he works as a lawyer
not be disclosed”, said “the rat association seemed so natural for an underground
lawyer-satirist that people rarely questioned him about his nom de
plume: ‘If I had picked Anteater, say, people would have said, ‘Why that?’”
Andrew R. T. Pendray was reappointed as a member and chair of the Workers’
Compensation Appeal Tribunal for a term ending November 7, 2022.
Wendy A. King was reappointed as a member of the board of the Royal
British Columbia Museum for a term ending July 31, 2021.
Barry D. Penner, Q.C., was reappointed as a public member to the board of
the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia for a term ending
September 1, 2021.
Under the authority of the Expropriation Act, Mark G. Underhill was
appointed as an Inquiry Officer in respect of the Notice of Request for
Inquiry received from Cold Water Ranch (2011) Ltd. for described land in
the New Westminster District.
B.C. Place Names: Langara Island. Off the Northwest coast of Graham
Island, Haida Gwaii (also Langara Point and Langara Rocks). The Spanish
commander Jacinto Caamaño, of Arantzazu, named the island Isla de Lan-