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VOL. 78 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2020
Recently seen advertised as a “Lawyer Gift” was a mug with the words:
“Your Argument is Irrelephant”.
There is a Donkey Cove on Klik Island just off Shearwater, B.C., a town near
Matthew R. Voell was appointed as a lay councillor of the B.C. Institute of
Agrologists for a term ending June 30, 2021.
Section 9.1.2 of City of Kelowna Bylaw 8120 provides in part that cyclists
“shall not ride in a marked crosswalk, unless it is also marked by elephants’
feet markings on one or both sides of the crosswalk, or it is otherwise signed
to permit cycling”. Just so you know, elephants’ feet are large dots that are
parallel to crosswalk markings intended to tell cyclists they do not need to
dismount as they would at a regular crosswalk.
In R. v. Cowan, 2014 BCPC 334, the court noted the case before it was “a
cautionary tale of an elephant and a turtle, in close quarter. It is not a fable
but, unfortunately, a true tale. The elephant is a B.C. Ferry, the Spirit of
British Columbia (SOBC). The turtle is a 38 foot sailboat, the Antares I. The
close quarter is Active Pass, between Galiano and Mayne Islands, two of
the Gulf Islands in the Salish Sea.” The vessels did not collide but came
close, in a situation where “the SOBC (the elephant) could not maneuver
quickly because of its speed, mass and lack of options to where it could
move” and “the Antares I (the turtle) could not maneuver quickly
because of its lack of power and agility and the current and turbulence”.
The operator of the sailboat was convicted of operating a vessel in a careless
manner, without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration
for other persons.
Richard W. Grounds was reappointed as a member of the Industry Training
Appeal Board for a term ending November 26, 2025.
Elephant Hill Provincial Park was established in 1996 and is located just
southeast of Cache Creek. Wildlife in the park includes the western rattlesnake,
though as far as we know, no elephants. Sadly, Elephant Hill is
also associated with a destructive wildfire that occurred in 2017.
The Grammarian: Advice to a confused profession from one who knows
about these things.
The difference between “affect” and “effect”.