Yearly Archives: 2018

/2018

Surrey’s Auto Theft Problem Persists

December 11th, 2018|Blogs, Property Offences|

If you thought the Vancouver area’s auto theft problem is concentrated downtown, you’re off the mark. Despite heightened public awareness around car safety, the city of Surrey remains the Lower [...]

B.C. Working on Implementing Ride-Hailing Services

August 6th, 2018|Blogs, Driving Offences|

When the NDP government promised ride-hailing services in their 2017 election, they planned to have them available by Christmas of that year. Before they lost power, they managed to have [...]

Marijuana Legalization Updates

July 23rd, 2018|Blogs, Drug Offences|

With marijuana legalization to officially come into effect on October 17th, BC is making the preparations necessary. As a Canadian citizen, it’s important to understand the legal consequences you could [...]

“Creep Off”: A New Reporting Tool for Harassment in Vancouver

July 9th, 2018|Blogs, Sex Crimes|

As of June 15th, the nonprofit organization Good Night Out has launched a text-based reporting tool called “Creep Off” to accumulate data about harassing behaviours in Vancouver. It’s a tool [...]

There’s More to Distracted Driving than You May Know

June 25th, 2018|Blogs|

People have become so incredibly dependent upon their phones that they have become appendages. The cell phone is almost always on or near our person: in our hands, in our [...]

B.C.’s Solution to Driving Under the Influence

June 11th, 2018|Blogs, Driving Offences|

When you need to get somewhere quickly and there is no other driving or transportation option, taking a taxi is your go-to mode of transport. In the last few years, [...]

B.C. Waiting for Approval on Higher Premiums for Bad Drivers

May 31st, 2018|Blogs|

This past March, British Columbians were asked by the provincial government to provide feedback on whether or not bad drivers should pay more for their Insurance Corporation of British Columbia [...]

How Canadian Marijuana Legalization Will Impact Crossing the U.S. Border                         

May 31st, 2018|Drug Offences|

With the Cannabis Act set to pass in the summer of 2018, there are implications for Canadians looking to cross the U.S. border. With the new legislation, Canadian adults will [...]

Sexual Assault: The Breaching of a Tenant’s Trust

May 28th, 2018|Sex Crimes|

This past March, Jorge Alim Vega Ramirez was sentenced to two years less a day in jail for sexually assaulting one of his female tenants, an ESL student from Japan, [...]

B.C. Supreme Court Overturns Mandatory Minimum Sentence in Sexual Interference Case

May 28th, 2018|Blogs, Sex Crimes|

Mandatory minimums were created to provide an automatic punishment for certain crimes, including drug trafficking, child exploitation, and sex crimes. But crimes are not committed in rigid situations. A court [...]