DENTIST DR. BOBBY RISHIRAJ: A panel of the discipline committee of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC) this week conducted a hearing into Dr. Bobby Rishiraj’s conduct and competence as a dentist at a downtown Vancouver hotel from November 12 to 14. The next phase of the hearing will be January 26-30, 2015. The allegations include that in 2012 he “provided deep sedation at your facility, the Kamloops Oral Surgery and Implant Centre, when the facility was not approved as a deep sedation facility and you were not approved to provide deep sedation” and that in his treatment of a patient he “failed to exercise the level of care, skill and knowledge expected of a competent practioner in that you failed to recognize [a patient’s] cardiac arrest in a timely way and as result resuscitative measures were delayed.” Also, it is alleged that he advertised on his clinic website that his centre was “an approved non-hospital and certified IV facility when such was not true.” For more, go to


TRUCKER HARJIT LOTAY: Transport truck driver Harjit Lotay, who was in a November 2012 crash that killed Surrey RCMP Constable Adrian Oliver who was driving an unmarked police cruiser that slammed into Lotay’s semi-tractor at the 148th Street and 64th Avenue crossing in Surrey, is being sued by Canada’s attorney general. A civil suit filed in B.C. Supreme Court claims that Lotay made a negligent driving manoeuvre that resulted in his vehicle crossing into the path of the RCMP vehicle. There are also other allegations. The suit seeks special damages from Lotay and his employer Heaven Transport for the police cruiser and expenses for fitting up a replacement vehicle. But no claims have been proven in court.