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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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Ackroyd LLP’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Given the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our team at Ackroyd LLP have taken steps to minimize the potential impact of the virus. As of March 16, our office remains open and fully functioning. Based upon the recommendations of Alberta Health Services (AHS), we have implemented the following on and off-site preventative…

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Ackroyd LLP successful on behalf of Eastern Irrigation District in judicial review application involving interpretation of the Alberta Irrigation Districts Act

On October 18, 2019, Madam Justice Johnna C. Kubik of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench granted the Eastern Irrigation District (“EID”) its application for Judicial Review and quashed the decision of the Irrigation Council Appeal Panel (“ICAP”) which had earlier rescinded 3 decisions of the EID refusing to grant the application of the respondents…

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Ackroyd LLP, on behalf of Kikino Metis Settlement, successfully opposes application for permission to appeal membership decision of the Metis Settlements Appeal Tribunal

On May 3, 2019, Madam Justice Bielby JA denied Donald Walter McCargar’s application for permission to appeal the decision of the Metis Settlements Appeal Tribunal (MSAT) dated February 27, 2019 that upheld a decision of Kikino Metis Settlement Council (KMSC) refusing Mr. McCargar’s application for membership in the Kikino Metis Settlement.     Our Bill McElhanney and…

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Welcome to our new Partners

Ackroyd LLP is pleased to announce that Holly Juska, Ifeoma Okoye, Anita Thompson and Alex Yiu have become Partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2019.  They each bring a wealth of knowledge and talent in their respective areas of law, along with energy and enthusiasm which we are confident will continue to bring our…

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Featuring: Alex Yiu

Alex Yiu, Associate, is featured on the University of Alberta Faculty of Law’s Alumni in the Media webpage for his Mindfulness practice.  See the full article here.  We applaud your commitment, Alex, to promoting healthy practices in the legal profession!

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Recent AER Decision Sides with Landowners

Ackroyd is pleased to announce an important decision of the Alberta Energy Regulator rendered on March 28, 2018. The Ackroyd Team, consisting of Bill McElhanney, Richard Secord, Ifeoma Okoye, Joe Wadden, Alex Yiu and Eric Pentland, represented a number of landowners who reside where proposed critical sour oil wells were to be drilled near their…

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