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VOL. 78 PART 2 MARCH 2020
William A. Duvall was reappointed as a voting member of the Vancouver
Coastal Health Authority for a term ending December 31, 2021.
Nike, the Greek goddess, and her Roman equivalent, Victoria, represent victory.
Nike drove Zeus’s chariot in battle.
The Midsomer Norton & Radstock Journal recently ran this headline: “Break
in at opticians. Did you see anything?”
The BGuiled Debate Finals took place at the Law Courts Inn on January 23,
2020. Tackling the vexing proposition “A trial is not a tea party”, the proponents,
Nazanin Khodarahmi and Eli Zbar, argued with hilarity that incivility
in court was warranted, while the opponents, Piers Fibiger and Maria
Oswald, responded with uproarious but decorous ripostes in this hotly contested
feud. The panel of esteemed judges, Associate Chief Justice
Heather Holmes, Justice Susan Griffin, Attorney General David Eby,
Q.C., Don Avison, Q.C., and, with a S.M.A.L.L. contribution, Gerald J.
Lecovin, Q.C., all took shots from the debaters and deliberated over the outcome.
In the end, civility prevailed (but only just), with Ms. Oswald and Mr.
Fibiger being awarded the victory. In addition to fostering the legacy of
Robert H. Guile, Q.C., and the debates formerly held in his name at the
school formerly known as UBC Law School, this iteration of that legal comedy
event is a charitable fundraiser. The proceeds of this year’s event went
to Indigenous Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters
(“HIPPY”), a home visiting program that strengthens the familial bonds,
Indigenous cultural identity, economic inclusion and parental agency
essential to Indigenous children remaining—and thriving—in their homes.
Thanks to the debaters, the judging panel and the audience for a rollicking
good time. Don’t miss next year’s debate!
The Times recently asked: “Where were you when man first walked on the
moon? As the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 approaches we want to hear
what it was like to witness it from earth. If you are under 18 you must ask
your parent or legal guardian for permission to participate.”
The Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammy Awards) originally
started 49 years ago as the Gold Leaf Awards. Rather than being named after
the ancient Roman goddess, daughter of Saturn, wife of Jupiter and mother
of Mars, Vulcan, Bellona and Juventas (imagine breakfast in that household!)
the awards are named after Pierre Juneau, the first president of the
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, former