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Understand the Consequences and Buckle Up

Many already know that wearing a seatbelt is the law, but what exactly happens if you and/or your passengers don’t? Understanding the law and the possible ramifications of failing to wear a seatbelt may make you think again about not buckling up for that 5 minute drive. Not wearing a seatbelt cannot only hurt you […]
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Debunking Common Renting Myths in British Columbia

  • Posted by Thersa Salcedo
  • On June 10, 2019
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Many rules and guidelines that have emerged throughout the years that concern renting have almost become common knowledge. However, what many fail to realize is that many of these “renting rules” or practices are neither enforceable nor legal. These common myths regarding renting in British Columbia will be debunked in hopes of alleviating some challenges […]
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Knowing Your Rights as a Tenant

Being a tenant is often stressful when it comes to the nitty gritty rules and regulations. In many cases, your rights as a tenant may not be properly addressed or is disregarded completely. It is important that you are aware of any changes that may arise that could affect your tenancy agreement. These include rent […]
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Things to Know about Crossing the Border and Cannabis

Ever wonder about the rules and regulations surrounding recreational cannabis legalization and border crossing? A general rule of thumb is that taking cannabis across the border, whether entering or exiting Canada, is illegal. Read more to learn about the specifics pertaining to border crossing regulations. Entering Canada Despite its legalization in Canada, pre-existing cannabis border […]
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Recreational Cannabis, Driving Laws, and Small Businesses

Bill C-46 criminalizes marijuana-impaired driving. As mentioned in previous posts, using cannabis prior to driving will leave you facing significant and expensive penalties. Being in a parked car or pulling over prior to consumption does not negate this effect. Additionally, amendments have been made to the Motor Vehicle Act in an attempt to lessen the […]
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What You Need to Know about Late Traffic Ticket Disputes

Limitation periods are often difficult to deal with and even more so if they are missed. Consequences could even be devastating. For traffic tickets in British Columbia, you are able to dispute them if you believe that it was issued unfairly, want to reduce the fine, or delay the payment. However, these disputes must be […]
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Civil Resolution Tribunal and Strata Disputes

What is the British Columbia Civil Resolution Tribunal? The British Columbia Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) is Canada’s first online tribunal. This means that it can resolve: Motor vehicle injury disputes up to $50,000 Small claims disputes up to $5,000 Strata property disputes of any amount Societies and cooperative association disputes of any amount by late […]
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Dealing with Landlord and Tenant Disputes

According to the B.C. Residential Tenancy Guide, all disagreements present between a landlord and tenant should be acknowledged during its early stages. It is important that both parties attempt to resolve them before they develop into larger issues. In turn, whether you are the landlord or the tenant, it is crucial that you know your […]
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Cannabis and Residential Stratas: Understanding the Law and Regulations

The passing of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, has permitted: Public possession of no more than 30 grams of dried cannabis or its equivalent for recreational use. Consumption and use of cannabis in authorized locations. Cultivation of up to 4 cannabis plants per residence. Provinces and territories are allowed to establish further rules and regulations […]
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Is Apple Really the Only Secure Option?

  • Posted by Thersa Salcedo
  • On May 13, 2019
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During the 2019 Computer Electronics Show (CES), Apple purchased a billboard claiming, “what happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone.” Following the recent Facebook scandal pertaining to a breach of privacy and security among other things, many have become skeptical regarding other tech companies. It is important for us to understand what exactly we […]
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