Pandemic has prompted interest in wills, Edmonton estate lawyers say

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Estate lawyers in Edmonton say the COVID-19 pandemic has motivated more people to create or update their wills. The Edmonton Community Foundation’s annual Wills Week kicked off on Monday and volunteer estate lawyers have been hosting free presentations every day this week on topics like choosing executors and accommodating […]

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Calgary Remand Centre inmates say defence lawyer job action leaving them stuck in custody

Calgary Remand Centre inmates say that because of provincewide job action by defence lawyers, they are unable to access lawyers through Legal Aid Alberta and are stuck in custody — sometimes for weeks. Our News spoke with three inmates who are charged with minor criminal or driving […]

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Man settles lawsuit after alleging sexual, physical abuse in 1980s at Anglican school in Selkirk, Man.

WARNING: This story contains details of abuse. A Manitoba man who alleged he was sexually and physically assaulted by a teacher at an Anglican boarding school four decades ago has settled his case against the teacher and the local diocese, his lawyer says. Israel Ludwig would […]

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Lawyer faces 2 criminal charges after having Manitoba judge followed during churches’ COVID-19 court challenge

A Calgary Police Service spokesperson said it assisted in Carpay’s arrest but deferred other questions to Winnipeg police. Carpay’s decision to hire a private investigator to follow Joyal, chief justice of what was then Manitoba’s Court of Queen’s Bench, came to light in July 2021 during […]

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Former Winnipeg CAO Sheegl appeals bribery judgment, lawyer alleges judge made 3 errors

City’s lawyer says Sheegl’s motive for accepting money while CAO is irrelevent, it’s a still a bribe Phil Sheegl’s lawyer says his client made a poor decision to accept $327,200 while acting as Winnipeg’s chief administrative officer, but argues a judge erred in deciding he took […]

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car accident
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Woman dies after 2-vehicle collision on Inkster and King Edward: Winnipeg police

A woman is dead after a two-vehicle collision on Inkster Boulevard and King Edward Street early Saturday, Winnipeg police say. Police responded to the collision at the northwest Winnipeg intersection around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, a news release said. Paramedics were already on scene. Officers were […]

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war in ukraine
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Ukrainian workers fixing missile-slammed power grid face daily danger

Over the grinding wail of a chainsaw pruning trees, Oleh Braharnyk recalls how his crew sprang into action in Kyiv a week earlier to repair power lines downed by Russian missiles and keep electricity flowing. Braharnyk, an electric company foreman, knows the stakes: Like many […]

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Lawyer for man charged in Évangéline incident questions premier weighing in

Four men charged in connection with an alleged racially motivated assault in Abram-Village in early September had their first court appearances in Summerside Wednesday. Three of the four accused were not present in court, but their lawyers asked for their cases to be adjourned because […]

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dog accident
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St. Catharines councillor reports a dog attack. Now animal advocates are up in arms over the fate of ‘Rocky’

For several weeks after being attacked by a dog while campaigning in this year’s municipal election, St. Catharines city councillor Joe Kushner says he felt support and sympathy from members of the community. Recently, more than two months after the incident, Kushner says he’s received an onslaught of […]

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factury collapce
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‘Devastating’ apartment collapse follows explosion, fire on Channel Island of Jersey

An explosion and fire in an apartment building on the Channel Island of Jersey killed at least three people and left others missing, police said on Saturday. Robin Smith, the chief officer of the States of Jersey Police, said during a news conference that “around a […]

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