316 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 79 PART 2 MARCH 2021
The B.C. Supreme Court began sitting at the new Abbotsford Law Courts at
32375 Veterans Way in early February 2021. However, the new courthouse
apparently saw its first criminal case long before the courthouse opened its
doors. According to CTV News, on September 4, 2019, a man in his 20s broke
into the construction site where the new courthouse was being built. Why
he did so remains a mystery. He was promptly arrested for breaking and
entering and released on conditions. But the story does not end there. Just
32 hours after his initial arrest, the man broke into the site again, this time
to retrieve a pack of cigarettes he had apparently lost during the first breakin.
He was, once again, promptly arrested. Abbotsford Police Chief Mike
Serr took to Twitter, describing the man’s back-to-back break-ins as “not a
good idea” alongside an image of a face-palming Judge Judy and the hashtag
Yvonne Y.Y. Ho and Katherine U were among the recipients of the 2020/21
UBC Alumni Builder Awards, which recognize a cross-section of alumni representing
all faculties who have significantly contributed to the university
and enriched the lives of others.
Canada’s longest river is the Yukon River, which flows 3,185 km through
British Columbia and the Yukon into the Bering Sea.
Ingrid Ann Friesen and Ronald William Douglas Stevenson were reappointed
as members of the British Columbia Review Board for terms ending
December 31, 2025. Brenda Lee Edwards was reappointed as a member for
a term ending January 2, 2026.
L. Lin Wood Jr., a lawyer from Atlanta, Georgia, filed a lawsuit challenging
the legality of Georgia’s election process. In the verification paragraph at
the end of the lawsuit, Wood stated that the facts in the suit were true and
correct “under plenty of perjury”. Less trivial for Wood than this humorous
typo, though, was the revocation of an order granting him the temporary
privilege to practise in the state of Delaware, where he had brought other
litigation challenging the legitimacy of the U.S. presidential election. Judge
Craig A. Karsnitz revoked the order on the basis that he was required to
“ensure the appropriate level of integrity and competence” of outside counsel.
The judge held, in part: “The conduct of Mr. Wood, albeit, not in my
jurisdiction, exhibited a toxic stew of mendacity, prevarication and surprising
incompetence. What has been shown in Court decisions of our sister
States satisfies me that it would be inappropriate and inadvisable to continue
Mr. Wood’s permission to practice before this Court. I acknowledge