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Archive - 2015

December 15th

National Cargo Theft Initiative – Help Stop Cargo Crime

The National Cargo Theft Initiative is sponsored by the Insurance Corporation of Canada and supported by the Canadian Trucking Alliance as well as the BC Trucking Association in order to combat the clear and present continued threat posed by cargo theft perpetrators.

December 10th

2015 Lawyers Insurance Fund Program Report

Insurance Issues is an annual report published each year by the Lawyers Insurance Fund and reports on changes in the insurance program and policy. The program report includes any policy wording changes, as well as statistics on claims and potential claims.

The 2015 Lawyers Insurance Program Reports summary:

B.C. Landlord Registry Aims to Certify Well-Kept Buildings

November 26, 2015 – LandlordBC, the province’s largest landlord professional industry association, has launched a new quality assurance program to let tenants know whether a building has a good reputation before they sign a lease.

Buildings listed in the Certified Rental Building Program must meet mandatory requirements in terms of resident management, human rights management, building management, financial management and insurance, energy conservation and sustainability. Buildings are also subject to audits for compliance.

December 9th

Commercial Trucking Regulatory Deadlines: 2016 & Beyond

Here is a summary of upcoming deadlines for the end of December 2015 and January 2016:

Past Due:

Why Your Cyber Policy Needs To Include Extortion Coverage

On November 3rd, 2015, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued a joint statement notifying banks and financial institutions of the increasing frequency and severity of cyber-attacks involving extortion.

Safety Tips to Reduce Mining Accidents

Working in the mining industry is risky business and considered to be relatively more dangerous and unhealthy than any other industries. Miners typically work long hours and long shifts consisting of 10-14 consecutive days. Workers in surface mines, quarries, and wells are subject to rugged outdoor work in all kinds of weather and climates, though some surface mins and quarries shut down in the winter because the snow and ice covering the mine site makes work too dangerous.

One Undershaft: Plan for City of London’s Tallest Tower Unveiled

Once completed, the new One Undershaft tower will stand 73-storeys tall and will be the second highest column in the capital city. The new skyscraper will be a total of 309.6m making it 80m taller than the nearby Cheesegrater, which stands at 224m and will dwarf the 180m-high Gherkin.

Most skyscrapers are only used Mondays-Fridays, however the One Undershaft will be used seven days a week. Visitors can enjoy the public square located at the base of the tower, a free public viewing platform, and a sky-high restaurant.

BC Restaurants No Longer Need Lounge to Serve Alcohol With Food

As of November 24, 2015 restaurants in B.C will no longer require a separate lounge area to serve customers alcohol with their meals.

Prior to this announcement made by John Yap, parliamentary secretary for the liquor reform, restaurants with a “food-primary” liquor license were required to have a physically separated area for patrons who only ordered alcohol and no food. Now those customers can choose to sit anywhere to enjoy their drinks.

The change is part of the BC Government’s ongoing liquor policy review and is effective immediately.

December 7th

Managing Risk: A Primary Concern For Effective Boards

In today’s world, the role of a board of directors has become much more dynamic and demanding. With all the changes in procedures and technology, board members are now forced to take on expanded roles to better guide their organizations. In addition, directors and officers are expected to be proactive in understanding, managing risk, and capitalizing on the opportunities they present.

Why Don’t Plan Members Take Advantage of Free Money?

While there is a majority of employees who take advantage of their voluntary group retirement plans, a large minority of employee plan members are forfeiting the employer contribution altogether.

What are the main reasons members aren’t participating?

Funds Shortage

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