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Congratulations to Sherry Simons – Women in Law Award 2020 winner for Estate Planning

Congratulations to one of our lawyers, Sherry Simons, for being recognized with a Women in Law Award in the area of estate planning (https://womeninlawawards.lawyer-monthly.com/winners-edition/). Sherry has been with Ackroyd LLP since 2016 and practices in wills and estates, real estate, corporate and legal/policy drafting. Sherry graduated from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law in…

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Webinar: Buying a Home in Today’s Climate

Thinking of buying a home? Hear from one of our lawyers and other real estate experts about what you should know about buying a home during the Covid-19 pandemic. You’re invited to join us for an information packed webinar where you will learn valuable information on buying a home during COVID-19, the real estate market,…

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Alberta Court of Appeal finds breach of procedural fairness in Borgel v Paintearth (Subdivision and Development Appeal Board), 2020 ABCA 192

In the recent Alberta Court of Appeal case of Borgel v Paintearth (Subdivision and Development Appeal Board), 2020 ABCA 192, the unanimous Court (Watson, Wakeling and Strekaf JJA) found that the County of Paintearth Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) had breached its duty of procedural fairness to the 11 appellants represented by our Bill…

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Webinar – Buying a Home During COVID19

Thinking of buying a home? Hear from one of our lawyers and other real estate experts about what you should know about buying a home during the Covid-19 pandemic. You’re invited to join us for an information packed webinar where you will learn valuable information on buying a home during COVID-19, the real estate market,…

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Estate Planning in a Nutshell

What is a Will and Why Do You Need One? A Will is a written document that appoints a person to manage your estate (“executor”) and outlines to whom your property is to be given after you pass away. Benefits: Reduction of stress, conflict, costs and delay for your family Appointment of a guardian for…

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Webinar – Buying a Home During COVID19

Thinking about buying your first home? Typically, buying a home is one of life’s biggest purchases, there are some things that are important to know! You’re invited to join us for an information packed webinar where you will learn valuable information on buying a home during COVID-19, the real estate market, new mortgage rules, and…

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Extending the term of Chief and Council to prevent the spread of Covid-19

In order to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 the Governor General has made the First Nations Election Cancellation and Postponement Regulation (Prevention of Diseases). This regulation is primarily concerned with First Nations that hold federally regulated elections in accordance with the Indian Act and the First Nations Election Act, but it also applies to…

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The Community of Conklin Wins its Opposition to Secure Energy Services Inc.’s Proposed Landfill Near the Community

The community of Conklin successfully opposed Secure Energy Service’s (“Secure”) appeal of the decision of the development authority, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (“RMWB”) that refused Secure’s development application for a Class II landfill within 500 metres of the Hamlet of Conklin’s Area Structure Plan and within 2 kilometres of existing residences in Conklin. The…

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Queen’s Counsel Appointment

CONGRATULATIONS to our Partner Bill McElhanney on his recent appointment to Queen’s Counsel. Bill McElhanney has over 35 years experience in the legal profession and is counsel to not only the Metis Settlements General Council but also to the 8 Metis Settlements in Alberta.  He has vast experience in regulatory matters and has appeared as…

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