Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

A new take on the ‘granny suite’

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

With the sky high price of housing in many provinces, families may be looking for residential alternatives. The October 2, 2015 Globe and Mail  wrote a story on expandable shipping containers being used as homes. In 2008, shipping containers were touted as being eco friendly  and had been used reportedly for decades ...

Can Alzheimer’s Patients Consent to Care Without Speaking?

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

The British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision in Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society earlier this year. The closely watched case involved a late-stage Alzheimer’s patient who was supposedly consenting to being fed by opening her mouth when a spoon or glass was placed on her lower lip. The case raises ...