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Kyla Lee interviewed by Global News on Empty Homes Tax

The Unfair Vancouver Vacant Homes Tax Coalition describes its purpose in the name. The group is calling on the city to do something as the Feb. 2 deadline for the empty home tax declaration approaches. Rainer Borkenhagen says the group is made of members that are mostly retired and live across the country, but still own homes in Vancouver. Borkenhagen himself lives in Gibsons, but owns a condo in Vancouver. ...

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Kyla Lee interviewed by CBC Vancouver at 6

Aldo Trinetti is a 50-year-old man who was charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, and refusing to provide a breath sample. Last fall, Trinetti pleaded guilty but did not admit to consuming alcohol as a contributing factor. He received a nine-month jail sentence. Kyla Lee was interviewed by CBC Vancouver at 6 for the story. "The reason you often see lesser sentences like this is because there isn't that piece of evidence to link somebody to being impaired by alcohol. there’s that missing gap," she told CBC news. http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1147209283548...

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Kyla Lee interviewed on Global News

Marijuana vendors who return to set up shop at an illegal pot market in downtown Vancouver may be putting themselves at more risk than they think. Criminal lawyer Kyla Lee said that when people are arrested, they’re usually released on a promise to appear in court, as long as they don’t have more run-ins with the law. But she said that marijuana vendors risk losing a shot at bail if they continue to rack up charges. “They wait in jail until their trial date, or until they plead guilty, and the problem with circumstances where you don’t have bail is that it becomes...

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Kyla Lee interviewed on Global News at 6: former RCMP inspector found not guilty of sex assault

Former RCMP Insp. Tim shields has been found not guilty of sexual assault teh charges in connection with an incident involving a civilian employee. That a sexual encounter occurred was acknowledged. The issue was whether it was consensual. She said it wasn’t shields said it was. Kyla Lee was interviewed by Global New’s Geoff Hastings: “This wasn’t a case of mistaken belief in consent. This was a case in which the judge found it was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt tat there was no consent.” As for the decision causing a chill for sexual assault victims thinking about coming forward. The recent words...

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Kyla Lee on 610AM: Provincial Crackdown on Street Racing and Stunt Driving Misleading

As the provincial government casts itself as getting tough on street racers and stunt drivers one lawyer says what they are really doing is covering their legal butt. Acumen Law’s Kyla Lee says accused drivers are subject to a process they aren’t even aware exists and don’t take part in, where a police officer’s word is god, and zero records are kept. “There is nothing for the Supreme Court to review. Every time I have challenged one of these 15 day prohibitions in court the government has conceded the appeal and it has been removed from my clients record because they have...

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Kyla Lee interviewed on CBC The Early Edition

Starting next July Canada’s marijuana market will be very different indeed. The province answered a few of the questions around selling recreational pot on Dec. 5, including where it will be sold and to whom. But one remaining question is how to keep the roads safe and drivers sober? Acumen lawyer Kyla Lee answers this question in her interview on CBC:   CBC: How concerned are you about an increase of impaired driving once recreational marijuana is made legal Kyla: I’m not. I don’t think that recreational marijuana is going to do anything to increase the number of people on the roads driving while...

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New Rules About Street Racing Misleading Says Lawyer — CKNW AM980

The prohibitions for street racing and stunt driving in BC have been significantly extended in an effort to combat these driving offences. At first blush, it looks like the penalties are a step in the right direction, but Vancouver lawyer Kyla Lee has some concerns.   CKNW: You wrote about this on your blog and raised many points of issues you have with this ...

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New tougher penalties for street racers slammed by local lawyer

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – As of December 1st tougher penalties will be imposed on dangerous drivers in BC and a local attorney says the existing system is bad but claims the incoming changes are worse. Earlier this week the provincial government announced it was cracking down on dangerous drivers which could see those caught street racing lose their driving privileges for up to three years and not just a few days. ? The new rules replace the existing 15-day penalty for street racing or stunt driving with much longer penalties, which would be determined by Road Safety BC on a case-by-case basis. Most driving...

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Ponzi scheme impacts church congregation

Scores of B.C. investors – many of them from the same church – have lost millions in an apparent Ponzi scheme. The woman they hold responsible still attends that church and as Grace Ke reports, this case is a real warning to others who may be promised unusually large returns on their investments. Grace Ke reports. ? Watch the full interview with Kyla Lee on Global News: ...

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Kyla Lee interviewed on Global News Hour at 6

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Human remains of an 18-year-old teen girl were found on the Salmon Arm, BC farm where Curtis Sagmoen lives. Sagmoen, a 37-year-old, has been charged in connection with an alleged threat towards a sex worker using a firearm. Whether any connection between the charges Sagmoen is currently facing, and the human remains of teen Traci Genereaux remains to be seen. Global News interviewed Kyla Lee on what this means for Sagmoen, who has not been charged with any crime in connection with Genereaux's remains. Kyla Lee: "If it's just these charges that they end up pursuing they can't establish enough of a connection Ms....

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