Kelowna News Staff

Westbank First Nation, Okanagan College ink new understanding

Longstanding tradition between two organizations continues

Vehicle brings down light post on Westside Road Thursday evening

Incident occurred at the intersection of Westside Rd. and Seena Rd. at 7:50 p.m.

Morning Start: How long can humans hold their breath underwater?

Your morning start for Thursday, May 2020.

Kootnekoff: Is there a duty to disclose COVID-19?

Susan Kootnekoff is a Kelowna barrister solicitor and a member of the B.C. and Alberta Bar

Vehicle goes up in smoke in Kelowna garage

Fire department on-scene in 200 block of Poplar Point Drive near Knox Mountain

Kootnekoff: 8 basic employment law concepts during times of mass hysteria

States of emergency have been declared with COVID-19 spread

Kootnekoff: What is the duty of procedural fairness?

How to go about dealing with an organization that may be treating you unfair

Kootnekoff: Paid and protected leave proposed in B.C. for domestic violence victims

The legislative amendments will assist employees impacted by ‘domestic or sexual violence’

Kootnekoff: ‘I am out of here’

When is a resignation from a workplace valid?

Kootnekoff: Problematic experts in legal proceedings

Canadian courts are increasingly scrutinizing proposed experts for potential biases

Kootnekoff: Valentine’s Day and office romances

Being romantically involved with a coworker isn’t illegal but can be problematic

Kootnekoff: Changing an employment contract requires consideration

What are the risks involved in fixed term employment contracts?

Kootnekoff: Defamation on social media leads to $65,000 in punitive damages

The popularity of social media gives rise to a whole new group of potential defamation claims

Kootnekoff: Costs against you and David versus Goliath

Imagine you have a very good case against a very large player

Kootnekoff: Insurer pays after egregious breach of good faith, denial of LTD benefits

A B.C. Supreme Court rules against another long term disability provider

Kootnekoff: SuperBowl commercials, mail carriers’ safety and Canadian administrative law

Part two of three of recent administrative law decisions by the Supreme Court of Canada

Kootnekoff: New analytical framework for administrative law cases

The Supreme Court of Canada recently released three much anticipated administrative law decisions

Kootnekoff: A lawyer’s Christmas wish

A Christmas article for the Man in Red

Kelowna winery’s augmented reality labels a first in Canada

The View Winery will bring the label alive

Kootnekoff: Accommodating religious celebrations

Employers must be mindful that not everyone celebrates holidays which are days off