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Alberta – Supported Decision-Making Authorization

A Supported Decision-Making Authorization (SDMA) allows an individual to authorize someone he or she trusts (the supporter) to help with his or her personal decisions. The authorization allows the supporter to access relevant information that might otherwise be protected under privacy laws (e.g. information from a pharmacist about potential drug interactions related to the individual’s…
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ALBERTA LAND TITLES – CHANGE OF NAME

There are three different forms used in Alberta to update a name change on a Land Title, depending on why the name is being changed. 1. General Name Change A Statutory Declaration Regarding a Change of Name completed and signed by the individual changing his/her name. The statutory declaration must be sworn before a Commissioner…
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CALGARY – SNOW REMOVAL BY HOME OWNERS

With more snow expected this weekend, this is a good time to explore the community standards for snow removal in the City of Calgary. Bylaws related to snow and ice: Within 24 hours after snowfall has ended, all snow and ice must be completely removed from city pathways and sidewalks. Snow and ice must be…
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Alberta – Registration Of Personal Directive

A Personal Directive guides your personal decisions. It is a legal document allowing you to name a decision maker and/or provide written instructions to be followed when, due to illness or injury, you no longer have the capacity to make decisions such as where you live or the medical treatment you will receive. It is…
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