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honor and responsibility, defending the clients’ lawful rights”) and being
round (“signifying our well-rounded legal services and our principle of
resolving disputes for the clients comprehensively”).
Gurleen S. Sahota was appointed as a vice chair of the Labour Relations
Board for a term ending March 28, 2026. Rene-John B. Nicolas was
appointed as a vice chair for a term ending April 11, 2026.
Shannon N. Salter was appointed to and designated chair of the Justice and
Public Safety Council.
In their two-part article, “Let the Sky Fall: Lawyers in the History of British
Columbia Mountaineering” (2017) 75 Advocate 55 and 341, David Crerar
(now Crerar J. of the B.C. Supreme Court), Anders Ourom and Harry Crerar
explore the many fascinating connections between B.C. jurists and the
province’s majestic mountains. In the course of that exploration, they offer
their perspective on why so many lawyers scramble up those lofty peaks:
Apart from seeking beauty and adventure, climbing a peak is a metaphor
for the practice of law. A climber, like a lawyer, who lacks any of patience,
preparation, perseverance, or respect, will not only fail but may fail
fatally. Or perhaps it is because the mountains are an escape from the
practice of law: from a lofty peak, the petty squabbles of litigation and
clients, and the strained nuances of jurisprudence and statutes, seem as
small as the distant waves and trees. Or perhaps it is a synthesis of the
embrace and escape: the authors have had some of their finest moments
of strategic lucidity and epiphany on their files while their brains have
been peaceful and happy on the long trek up a mountain.
Because the Earth bulges at the equator, Mount Chimborazo, located just
one degree south of the equator, is the furthest point on Earth from Earth’s
centre. The summit is over 2,072 metres (6,800 feet) farther from Earth’s
centre than Mount Everest’s summit.
On the non-proofread church bulletin front (or so they claim!): “Diana and
Don request your presents at their wedding."
“Visitors are asked to sing their names at the church entrance."
“The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the church
basement on Friday at 7 p.m. The congregation is invited to attend this
“A song fest was hell at the Methodist church Wednesday.”
“The sermon this morning: Jesus Walks on the Water. The sermon tonight:
Searching for Jesus.”