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Duties of Attorney, Power of Attorney

If you have been appointed to act as an Attorney for a relative or friend, you should understand your duties in this important role. The duty to act begins with section 8 of the Power of Attorney Act. http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Acts/p20.pdf Duty to act 8 Where (a) an attorney has acted in pursuance of an enduring power…
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CALGARY – PROPERTY TAX 2019

On November 30, 2018, Calgary city council voted nine votes for and five votes against to pass the One Calgary 2019-2022 Service Plans and Budgets. Council voted to approve a 3.45 per cent property tax increase for 2019. https://globalnews.ca/news/4717764/calgary-budget-passed/ “We’re looking at about five dollars per month to the average household,” Mayor Naheed Nenshi told…
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ALBERTA – WILLS & ESTATES – WATER CREMATION (Alkaline Hydrolysis)

Currently in Alberta (pursuant to the Alberta Cemeteries Act) bodies may only be disposed of by way of burial, cremation or by body donation to medical science. A new form of cremation known as alkaline hydrolysis (water or green cremation) has become a possible option in some jurisdictions. The Cremation Association of North America (CANA)…
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CALGARY – FALL YARD WASTE

The mild and dry weather in October has allowed many of us to rake up and collect our yard waste (leaves, grass, branches etc.) before the lasting snow arrives. There are a number of options permitted in Calgary for cleanup of your yard waste. The first step is to fill your green cart, and once…
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