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PHILIP KANIGAN – Notary
philipkanigan@shaw.ca

Philip is a Notary Public with an    office located in Castlegar, British Columbia. Due to the geographical proximity of the surrounding area; our office is able to serve the Castlegar, Trail, Nelson, Beaver Valley, and Slocan Valley areas. In addition, due to our electronic and online capabilities, were are able to act for clients virtually anywhere in the world. For example, in the past we have represented clients in Indonesia, China, various states in the USA, and most provinces in Canada.

Prior to becoming a Notary Public, Phil was a successful general dentist for many years in Castlegar. Phil has an extremely diverse educational background which includes financial management (Canadian Securities courses), political science, psychology, philosophy, dentistry and astronomy.

Phil has received a Diploma in Arts & Sciences from Selkirk College in Castlegar, BC, a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc.) and a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree (DMD) from the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, BC; in addition to his Commission as a Notary Public (NP) for British Columbia.

Phil has served as a volunteer board member of many non-profit associations including the Castlegar Minor Hockey Association, Castlegar Rebels Junior Hockey Club, Beaver Valley Junior Hockey Club, Central Okanagan Hospice Association and Canadian Mental Health and Association (Kelowna Branch). Phil has also been an active member of Rotary International, in the past.

In addition to his membership in the Society of Notaries Public of BC, Phil still maintains his membership in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

Phil has been an active member of the Society of Notaries Public since his commission. Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society, a member of the Audit Committee, Practice Inspection Committee, and Legislation and Bylaws Committee. In past years he has participated as a member of the following Society Committees:

  • Business Development Committee
  • Legislation and Bylaws Committee
  • Family Law Education Task Force
  • Membership and Credentials Committee
  • Practice Inspection Committee
  • Inquiry Panel

Phil can usually be seen running down the local highway, early every morning

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GWENN THOMPSON – Sr. Conveyancer and Bookkeeper


convey.castlegarnotary@gmail.com


Gwenn is the Sr. Conveyancer and Bookkeeper in our Notary Practice.

Gwenn is very knowledgeable and experienced at her job, and has been with this practice for many years.

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CARA McARTHUR – Receptionist/Jr.Conveyancer


cara@castlegarnotary.com


Cara is the Receptionist /Jr. Conveyancer in our Notary Practice. She joined our team in Sept 2010 . Cara has worked previously for a local real estate and accounting office, as an administrative assistant and office manager.  Cara will be most likely be the first person you encounter, as you arrive or call our office.