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At this time of year police increase efforts to raise public awareness about road safety, with a particular focus on reducing impaired driving. You’ll likely see more police checkpoints across the province. One of their key messages of course is don’t drink, or take drugs, and drive.…


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nsinterpretingProper communication is essential in all matters, but especially when representing clients with a limited English vocabulary. Using a trained interpreter for your non-English-speaking clients allows them to fully participate in meetings, appointments and other proceedings which affect them. A wrong…



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