Tag Archives: BC

Scrap juries in ICBC cases, critics say

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Scrap+juries+ICBC+cases+critics/1625192/story.html By Louise Dickson, Times Colonist May 24, 2009  ICBC’s improper disclosure of the personal accident histories of jurors to a Victoria lawyer hired by the auto insurance corporation has raised questions about whether civil juries should continue to decide…

Separation agreements not final, Supreme Court rules

Canwest News Service February 20, 2009 Separation agreements between divorcing couples are not final if one spouse gets a bad deal, the Supreme Court of Canada said yesterday in a ruling that ordered a B.C. dairy farmer to pay his…

Bountiful leaders in court on polygamy charges

Polygamy is the hot topic on MoralityMeter this week–get your vote in!   Winston Blackmore of Bountiful in a file photo. Photograph by: Ian Smith/Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Sun CRESTON, B.C. — Two fundamentalist Mormon leaders from Bountiful, B.C., are scheduled…

City revives bylaw aimed at campers

By Bill Cleverley and Judith Lavoie, Times ColonistJanuary 30, 2009 8:00 AM     Victoria is once again on its way to having a bylaw restricting daytime camping in city parks. Councillors unanimously voted last evening to amend the parks…

Legal aid funding crunch leads to service cuts

Jan. 13, 2009 B.C.’s Legal Services Society will be cutting services and laying off workers because of a funding shortfall, CBC News has learned. The non-profit organization that provides legal aid to those who couldn’t otherwise afford it is cutting…