Paul’s Blog

Face some Consequences!

“The driver who rear-ended my car should have to arrange child care for my kids when I have to go for my treatments, and should have to sit in the waiting room with me”. A…
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Mindfulness – and a Contest!

“I would like to inform you about the tremendous positive impact you have had on my driving behaviour and that of my husband.  In addition, your influence has resulted in me becoming a better pedestrian.”…
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Adding Insult to Injury

I was inspired to do a sprint distance triathlon last summer.  Jake Van Allen, a triathlete who articled with my firm, was my inspiration. The name of this miniature triathlon fits for real triathlete’s like…
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Volunteering as Therapy

To the multitude of volunteers who made the recent Apple Triathlon possible: Thank you! I was struck by your generosity. You were there at every twist and turn in the route, keeping us on track…
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Poke-zombies, Go!

A zombie, following a Pokemon, steps out onto the street ahead of your vehicle. You see it coming “a mile away”.  You’ve heard of the Pokemon craze that has zombified the population; folks wandering around…
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Pedestrian Obligations

A pedestrian has the “right of way” at every street corner, not just those marked as crosswalks.  I shared that shocking rule of the road in my last column.  I say “shocking” because this is…
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Every Corner is a Crosswalk

Do jaywalkers annoy you? A lunch meeting the other day was scheduled at a lovely little restaurant along Lakeshore Drive in Kelowna.  I was a couple minutes late, and thankful to nail a parking spot…
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Follow RCMP Leadership

Each of us has been, or very likely will be, touched personally by a crash:  a family member or close friend killed;  ourselves or someone close to us suffering life altering injuries; learning of tragedy…
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Dash Cam Fatality

On February 3, 2016, at approximately 3:00 p.m., a 47 year old woman suffered fatal injuries as she was driving through Peachland.  An oncoming 4Runner had crossed the centre line causing a head-on crash. There…
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Tupid with an S

School bus drivers made the news last month with their complaints about drivers ignoring school bus warning lights. A little on-line searching led me to a public posting site that left me gobsmacked.  Here is…
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