Safety Order: Hydraulic Elevators - Griffin controllers
The a BC Safety Authority has issued an Elevating Devices Safety Order to all licensed elevator contractors and building owners/property managers. This Safety Order applies to all hydraulic elevators with Griffin controllers, and is effective immediately. Building owners/property managers share the responsibility with elevator contractors for:
- posting warning signage on the elevator car top within 30 days of the effective issue date of this Safety Order;
- ensuring that all hydraulic elevators with Griffin controllers are altered and tested by April 26, 2015; and
- notifying BC Safety Authority of the completion of these alterations.
For more information please visit the BC Safety Authority website
Civil Resolution Tribunal acting chairperson appointed
The B.C. government has appointed an acting chair to start work on B.C.'s new Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT), the tribunal will assist in resolving strata and small claim disputes.
A copy of the government of BC news release is available here
For more information please visit the following resources:
Information about the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act is available on the Ministry of Justice website
A copy of Bill 44, the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act is available here
New Changes to the Limitation Act
The new Limitation Act comes into force on June 1, 2013. Please click here for the CHOA bulletin "New Limitation Act Requires Careful Consideration by Strata Corporations" written by Elaine McCormack from the law firm Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP. In addition, further information is posted on the Ministry of Justice website.
Bill 8, Strata Property Amendment Act – A copy of the legislation is available here, the Explanatory Notes are available here (PDF) and the Order in Council that brought Bill 8 into effect is available here (PDF).
Voting booths and ballot boxes
Voting booths and ballot boxes are available for purchase from CHOA. For ordering details and costs please call the CHOA main office toll-free at 1.877.353.2462 ext 2 or in the lower mainland at 604.584.2462 ext 2.