468 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 79 PART 3 MAY 2021
Division (British Columbia) after 22 years. He is now general counsel to the
new Surrey Police Service.
Kevin Hill moves from Lawson Lundell to take up an in-house post with
VetCare Canada Inc. Brian Poston is now with Clark Wilson, moving from
MacKenzie Fujisawa. Adam Lazar moves from Norton Rose Fulbright to
Koffman Kalef. Mikhail Ilinets also lands at Koffman Kalef, departing Borden
Ladner Gervais to do so. In our last issue, we noted that Seung Wan
(John) You, now also at Koffman Kalef, had moved from M.J. O’Nions
when in fact it was Buckley Hogan.
The octopus is a mollusc that is related to the squid, oyster, clam and snail.
The giant Pacific octopus is the major species on the West Coast and also the
world’s largest, with females weighing 20 kg on average with a length of up
to 9 metres.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, our provincial health officer, has had an octopus named
after her. Henry, the giant Pacific octopus, was released from the Shaw Centre
for the Salish Sea, presumably into the Salish Sea, in December 2020.
The Honourable Leonard Marchand was elevated from the B.C. Supreme
Court to the Court of Appeal. Justice Marchand, a member of the Okanagan
Indian Band, replaces Justice H. M. Groberman, who became a supernumerary
judge on February 1, 2021.
F. Matthew Kirchner was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of
British Columbia. Justice Kirchner replaces Justice E. Myers, who became
a supernumerary judge on November 22, 2020.
In April 2021, three new judges were sworn in as members of the Provincial
Court. These worthy additions are Judge J. Martin Nadon, Judge Jodie
Harris and Judge Michelle Stanford. They will sit in Prince George,
Abbotsford and Williams Lake, respectively.
In April 2020, CTV News reported on the involvement of an octopus in the
retrieval of an engagement ring that its owner lost while swimming. Divers
were unsuccessful in locating the ring until they followed an octopus who
seems to have taken it home. CTV quoted a UBC zoologist, Chris Harley, as
stating: “Octopuses do collect a variety of things to put in front of their dens,
and sometimes these objects are a bit fancier than rocks and shells,” and
“sea glass, bottle caps and other items have been found outside of octopus
dens. So yes, it is possible that the octopus found the lost ring and decided
to use it as home decor, so to speak.”