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of Cape St. Vincent, eventually became an admiral. Point Grey was named
Punta de Langara by Spanish explorer Dionisio Galiano, who, with
Cayetano Valdes, had a friendly encounter with Captain Vancouver and
Captain Broughton near Spanish Banks. (For more discussion of these English
and Spanish expeditions, see “Legal Anecdotes” in this issue, starting on
page 937.) Point Grey was originally a government reserve. It then became
part of the municipality of South Vancouver. It became the municipality of
Point Grey in 1908 and finally united with Vancouver in 1928.
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony starts with “Da da da dum”, which sounds like
the letter “V” in Morse code.
Bruce C. Bell and H. Nina Purewal were both appointed as public members
to the board of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
for terms ending June 30, 2022. Barry D. Penner, Q.C., was appointed as a
public member to the same board for a term ending June 30, 2021.
In Granovsky v. Canada (Minister of Employment and Immigration), 2000 SCC
28, the Supreme Court of Canada noted that “an individual may suffer
severe impairments that do not prevent him or her from earning a living”,
citing as an example the fact that “Beethoven was deaf when he composed
some of his most enduring works”.
Classic FM notes that when Franz Schubert, the Austrian composer, was 19
years old, he “began both a law degree and composing his Symphony No. 5.
This might well have been the work that prompted the composer to drop out
of studying law. It is the perfect piece for anyone who wants to get into his
music – fresh, light, full of youthful exuberance and bursting with tunes.”
On August 24, 2020, under the authority of the Emergency Act, The Gatherings
and Events (COVID-19) Order was made. Among other things, this
order limits gatherings in “vacation accommodations” to a “maximum of
five individuals” and prohibits “the gathering of more than fifty patrons at a
place for the purpose of an event”. Owners of vacation accommodation and
of “a place” are responsible to ensure compliance. Drive-ins are exempted.
A parish bulletin valiantly corrected one of two errors in an announcement:
“Correction: The following typo appeared in our last bulletin: ‘Lunch will
be gin at 12:15.’ Please correct to read ‘12 noon.’”
Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky studied at the Imperial School
of Jurisprudence and worked for some time at the Ministry of Justice.