This article is the first in a two part series about your rights and obligations upon investigation, detention or arrest by police.
In Canada, we have the right to remain silent. If you think this is called “taking the fifth,” you watch too much Law & Order because that saying is a reference to the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Rather, in Canada, your right to remain silent is found at sections 7 and 11(c) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
One of the first decisions when planning your vacation or visit to Fernie is where to stay. Does staying on the hill or in town better suit your needs? Is your group large enough that a house rental is the best option?
Hopefully you never need to know the information that is contained in this article because it is going to explain some of the things you should know if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident in BC.
If you are hurt in a motor vehicle accident, you may able to receive two types of compensation: (1) No Fault Accident Benefits and (2) Tort Damages.
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Andreas Schnell brings over 20 years of experience in his family trade to Fernie. “Many of our homes are several hundred years old. They have character and history – and lots of problems when it comes to our modern lifestyles!” In Germany, when a home presents a challenge, it’s often the carpenter who finds a solution to maintain the integrity of the home and preserve the wellbeing of its occupants.
THE FERNIE FIX'S GREEN EDITION is great to get us all thinking about how we can reduce our impact on the environment. However, this legal article is difficult to make “green,” particularly since environmental lawyers are usually only in bigger cities, and I am a small-town lawyer and can’t be so specific in my practice. Don’t get me wrong, I care about the environment, but I wasn’t quite sure where to start to write my “green” legal article. Thus, a little research was in order and as a result, this article is comprised of ideas and information from on-line sources.
Bella Décor, www.belladecors.com 250-423-4100
Bella Décor offers professional and free design consultation to help you choose the right window covering that fits your need for functionality and design, all within your budget. Bella Décor is operated and owned by designers who work with you to achieve the perfect solution for your window needs, and can provide the support you need.
I wrote about the new Family Law Act in my June 2012 Fernie Fix article; see http://www.ferniefix.com/article/change-coming if you are interested in what I had to say then. However, at the time that I wrote that article, the proposed legislation was relatively new and it was unknown when it would come into force. We now have a date that it will be enacted – March 18, 2013.
The Arts Station, www.theartsstation.com 250-423-4842
The Arts Station offers everything from pottery classes to concerts with Juno Award winning musicians. Supported by the City of Fernie, the BC Arts Council, corporate sponsors such as Teck and Stanford Resort and by memberships, this spring The Arts Station is embarking on an ambitious membership drive.
Glenys Johnson – Edward Jones, 1361 C 7th Ave 250-423-4472
Glenys Johnson, financial advisor for Edward Jones is pleased to announce the opening of her branch office in Fernie. Glenys brings a wealth of professional experience to her position as financial advisor with over 15 years working in finance. She chose to work with Edward Jones in servicing this community due to its reputation as one of the top financial firms in the country.