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BCCA Eyes Enforceability of Restrictive Covenant in IRIS Appeal

Restrictive covenants are often a key component of employment agreements and commercial transactions. Enforceability, however, can be challenging, especially in the employment context. The B.C. Court of Appeal’s recent decision in IRIS The Visual Group Western Canada Inc. v. Park, 2017 BCCA 301, is a good reminder and provides valuable insight into several related legal principles. The implications of the decision will be of interest to many B.C. employers who rely on restrictive covenants or...

How spirits brands can connect with the 'Modern Bartender' - Nidal Ramini, head of brand advocacy, Brown-Forman - Industry Comment

Nidal Ramini is head of brand advocacy for Brown-Forman northern EuropeNidal Ramini, the head of brand advocacy at Brown-Forman's northern Europe division, takes a closer look at the relationship between drinks companies and the hugely-important on-premise channel.At this year's Tales of the Cocktail event in Edinburgh, founder Ann Tuennerman told just-drinks: "A bartender doesn't need another branded T-shirt or another pair of sunglasses. If you give someone an education, or take...

Elderly man from Hudson Lake found dead near his home. Police say his dog stayed by his side overnight.

HUDSON LAKE — Police suspect hypothermia is to blame after a 70-year-old man was found dead Wednesday morning not far from his home. The man's dog reportedly waited by his side throughout the overnight hours, police said. At about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, a deputy with the LaPorte County Sheriff's Department arrived at Vernon Ringler's home in the 7500 block of East Tulip Lane for a report of a missing person, police said in a news release. Ringler's caretaker, who is also his...