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ALBERTA – PROBATE – AFFIDAVIT OF SIGNATURE TO A WILL

For a Will to be probated in Alberta, one of the required documents in the application is Form NC8, the Affidavit Of Witness To A Will. An example of this form is included in Schedule 3 of the Surrogate Rules. http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Regs/1995_130.pdf This is proof to the court that the Will was properly executed by the…
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ENCROACHMENTS – CITY OF CALGARY

The City of Calgary enacted an Encroachment Policy on July 1, 1996 (amended February 23, 1998). https://www.calgary.ca/CA/city-clerks/Documents/Council-policy-library/cs008-Encroachment-Policy.pdf The City of Calgary recognized that encroachments exist, will continue to be discovered and has established this policy for processing encroachment applications. Encroachments occur into City owned lands and into easements. On behalf of the citizens of Calgary,…
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CANNABIS REGULATION – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The federal Cannabis Act came into effect on  October 17, 2018 (Bill C-45). https://www.parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/bill/C-45/royal-assent The use of cannabis is regulated at the local, provincial and federal level. In Calgary, cannabis may be consumed on private property in any form, but not in public places. Medical cannabis can be consumed in public places approved under municipal…
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ALBERTA, ADVANCE CARE PLANNING – “GREEN SLEEVE”

Along with your Will and Power of Attorney, it is also an important part of your estate planning process to consider your health care preferences. In 2014, Alberta became the first province to have a province-wide advance care planning policy, encouraging healthcare providers to talk with patients to learn about their care preferences sooner. Alberta…
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