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Is the Banff Gondola – Sky Bistro Experience Worth It?

Three years ago in August 2017, John and I had a date to ride the Banff Gondola and dine at the Sky Bistro. But the smoke was thick and the views non-existent so we nixed it. Fast forward to September 2020 and we finally made the trip up. I’m sorry it took us so long. Now that I’ve finally ridden the Banff Gondola, I’d call it one of the best experiences to have in Banff – especially when combined with a sunset dinner at the Sky Bistro. Over the eight minutes it takes to be whisked up Sulphur ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, John, Alberta, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Don, Rundle, Sanson, Basin, Tunnel Mountain, Lake Louise Looking, Tonquin Valley, Mount Royal Hotel

Canada: Alberta Sunshine List Expanded To Include Physicians - Bennett Jones LLP

In what is promised by the Government of Alberta to be "the most comprehensive disclosure of physician payments in Canada," Alberta released regulations on physician payment disclosure..
Tags: News, Canada, Alberta, Canada Alberta

Canada: Alberta Government Makes Significant Changes To Workplaces Through Bill 32 - MLT Aikins LLP

On July 29, 2020, Bill 32, the Restoring Balance in Alberta's Workplaces Act ("Bill 32") received Royal Assent.
Tags: News, Canada, Alberta, MLT Aikins LLP

Tesla driver charged for appearing to be asleep with the seat fully reclined while traveling at over 86 mph

Beck Diefenbach / Reuters Canadian authorities said they charged a driver for dangerous driving after they appeared to be sleeping while his Tesla Model S drove on Autopilot. It's the latest in a long string of incidents involving abuse of the assisted-driving software.  In some cases, there have been accidents and deaths. Tesla maintains the software is not misleading. "The people who misuse Autopilot, it's not because they're new to it and don't understand it," Elon Musk told Automotive...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Massachusetts, Trends, Tesla, Canada, North Carolina, Alberta, Musk, Autopilot, Cbc, Automotive News, RCMP, Graham Rapier, Business News Desk, Beck Diefenbach Reuters

Canada: The Static Quo – AESO Releases Its Pricing Framework Recommendation - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

In April 2019, Alberta elected the United Conservative Party (UCP). The UCP promptly announced it would undo the prior government's plan to switch Alberta's electricity market, from an...
Tags: News, Canada, Alberta, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, United Conservative Party UCP The UCP

Tesla driver found asleep at wheel of self-driving car doing 150km/h

Man charged after car discovered speeding on Alberta highwayPolice say ‘both front seats [were] completely reclined’Police in Canada have charged a man with speeding and dangerous driving after he was found asleep at the wheel of his self-driving car as it travelled at 150km/h down a highway in the province of Alberta. Related: Elon Musk becomes world's fourth richest man on Tesla boom Continue reading...
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Americas, Tesla, World news, Canada, Self-driving Cars, Alberta

Senior Employee Entitled to Progressive Discipline

By Lewis Waring, Paralegal, Student-at-law, Editor, First Reference In Underhill v Shell Canada Limited, 2020 ABQB 341, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta decided that a senior employee had been wrongfully dismissed after she became tangled up in a subordinate’s attempt to bid on a project independently of the employer. The employer’s reason for the senior employee’s dismissal had been that she had engaged in misconduct in her handling of the subordinate’s bid attempt. However, the court fou...
Tags: Law, Employment law, Shell, Alberta, PSC, Underhill, OSSA, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Case Comment, Substantive Law, Court of Queen s Bench, Wrongful dismissal, Lewis Waring, Breach of confidence, Negative Performance Review, Progressive discipline

‘The Gatekeeper’ Would’ve Been a Cartoon Where Rick Moranis is the “Gatekeeper Between our World and Hell Itself”

We all miss Rick Moranis. We miss him so much, in fact, that when he randomly pops up in a commercial for a Canadian phone company – as he did last week – we all lose our damn minds. Moranis has been on hiatus from live-action movies for 23 years – his wife, Ann Belsky, died in 1991, and Moranis decided to take time off to raise his family in the wake. But he’s continued doing voice work here and there and is even planning on returning to live-action roles with an upcoming Honey, I Shrunk the K...
Tags: Adult Swim, Movies, Animation, Reddit, San Diego, Alberta, Morty, Rick, Rick Moranis, Moranis, The Gatekeeper, Ann Belsky, Joshua Barish

Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Babcock, Parayko, Bracco & More

In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News and Rumors, I’ll share news that Mike Babcock lost out to Peter Laviolette for the head coaching position with the Washington Capitals. I’ll also outline some rumors from at least one hockey insider who believes that the Maple Leafs should be interested in what’s going on with the St. Louis Blues defense – and this time it isn’t about Alex Pietrangelo. Related: What Happens if the Maple Leafs’ Nick Robertson Is Really Good? In addition, I’ll take...
Tags: Column, Washington, US, Toronto, Sport, Blues, Nashville, Philadelphia, AHL, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Alberta, New York Islanders, Dallas Stars, Washington Capitals

Someone stole $230,000 worth of beef and 7 hot tubs

Canadian police are searching for a truck diver who pulled up to an Alberta meat-packing plant, packed his semi with more than $230,000 worth of meat, and drove off. Now it's come out that a few days later, someone drove a truck registered under the same fake name, perhaps even the same truck, stopped by the Arctic Spas manufacturing facility in central Alberta, Canada, loaded it up with 7 hot tubs, and drove off. From CBC: The truck in the meat heist is described by the RCMP as a burgundy se...
Tags: Meat, Post, Theft, Fun, Logistics, Trucking, Alberta, RCMP, Alberta Canada, Hot Tubs, Arctic Spas

Banff: Remembering Quiet In A Tourist Town

Banff: it is a small town in Alberta, in the Canadian Rockies. There is only one other town, near neighbour Lake Louise, which is at a higher elevation in the province. Often, as a gateway to the parks and places nearby, the town becomes a crossroads for tourists, backpackers, seasonal worker, skiers, hikers; at times it can be heaving with people. The last time I was in in the town a few years... Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Hadrian’s Wall: Guide To Exploring23 Storie...
Tags: Travel, Winter, History, Nature, Canada, National Parks, Alberta, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Parks Canada, Kerry Projects, Parks And Preserves, Hadrian, Canada Travel, Quiet Places, Banff Town

Canada: An Employer's Guide To Bill 32: Restoring Balance In Alberta's Workplace Act - Walsh LLP

The Alberta Government's new Bill 32: Restoring Balance in Alberta's Workplace Act proposes significant changes to both employment standards and labour relation laws in the province.
Tags: News, Canada, Alberta, Walsh LLP

Canada: New Rules For Alberta's Local Elections - McMillan LLP

On September 1, 2020, Alberta's Bill 29: Local Authorities Election Amendment Act, 2020 came into force. Its intent is to level the playing field for candidates of local, municipal and school board...
Tags: News, Canada, Bill, Alberta, McMillan LLP

A Canoe Trip in Canada You Probably Won’t Want to Do

We’re eight kilometres into a 290 kilometre canoe trip in northern Saskatchewan and I’m already wondering how I’m going to survive two weeks of paddling. It’s not the bugs, the rain or the mildly hypothermic temperatures I’m worried about – but our campsite we’ve had to carve out of the forest on a bed of slippery reindeer moss. Is this what we’re going to have to do every night for two weeks I wonder to myself? John and I have driven 1,200 kilometres to Reindeer Lake in northern Saskatchewan ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Canada, John, North America, Alberta, Calgary, Southend, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Ontario, Manitoba, Yellowknife, Algonquin Park, Kananaskis Country, Deep Bay

Alberta’s Whistleblower Trap

There’s plenty wrong with Alberta’s Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act (PIDA) as drafted that would give a whistleblower pause for concern. But at least you can read the Act and see what these are. It is quite a different matter when the office of Public Interest Commissioner (PIC)[1] denies whistleblower protection by adding requirements that are simply not written in the Act. These added requirements – and the unpredictability that there may yet be further requirements i...
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property, Department Of Justice, Alberta, Pic, Public Interest Commissioner PIC, Parkland Institute, PIDA, Public Interest Commissioner 's Office

Canada: Alberta Court Of Appeal Uses Blue Pencil To Save Non-Compete - McMillan LLP

In City Wide Towing and Recovery Service Ltd v Poole, a majority of Alberta's Court of Appeal applied a seldom-used legal doctrine in order to save a non-competition covenant from being struck down.
Tags: News, Canada, Alberta, Poole, Recovery Service Ltd

Sunset Pass & Sunset Lookout Hike – Icefields Parkway

I discovered the Sunset Pass and Sunset Lookout hike accessed from the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park completely by chance. I was researching campgrounds to stay in that are a short hike in from the trailhead. Without looking into the details too much, the Norman Lake Campground on the way to Sunshine Pass seemed like a good choice as it is approximately 4 km from the parking lot. But to get there you have an elevation gain of approximately 530 metres. The Norman Lake Campground is a...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hiking, Egypt, John, Alberta, Calgary, Banff, Banff National Park, Icefields Parkway, Parks Canada, Wilson, Banff Lake Louise, Don, Coleman, Cross

Nordiq Canada Reworks Domestic Calendar to Emphasize Regional Racing (Press Release)

    Nordiq Canada Keeps Cross-Country Ski Athletes on Track During Pandemic by Unveiling FIS Cup Regional Race Series World Championship Trials set for Whistler; Canadian Ski Championships head back to Capital region   Press Release CANMORE, Alta.— In an effort to provide a safe and competitive domestic race series while keeping athletes close to home during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Nordiq Canada has created an East-West FIS CUP Regional Race Series for the 2020-21 season. Canada’s cross-...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Atlantic, Racing, Skiing, Whistler, Alberta, Fis, Ellis, Organizing Committee, Gatineau, Capital Region, Western Canada, Gatineau Loppet, Gatineau Que, Canmore Alta

Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. AVI v MHVB, 2020 ABQB 489 (CanLII) [2] Pseudolaw is typically employed by conspiratorial, fringe, criminal, and dissident minorities who claim pseudolaw replaces or displaces conventional law. These groups attempt to gain advantage, authority, and other benefits via this false law. In Me...
Tags: Law, US, Canada, Chase, Alberta, Edmonton, Proctor, Hogue, Avi, Unrau, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII, MEADS, Rooke, West Edmonton Mall Property Inc, National Dental Examining Board, MHVB

Road Trips From Calgary to Places That Will Stir Your Soul

Maybe you had traditional late summer travel destinations you frequented each year, or you had to cancel plans for new locations to explore – but your adventures aren’t completely lost this year. We’ve got you covered with 11 road trips from Calgary you can do in a day (sometimes a long day!) that will stir your soul. These 11 adventures will have you socially distant, enjoying fresh air, lake-time, sand play, challenging yourself, filling your eyes with glorious trees, and taking in awe-ins...
Tags: Travel, US, Canada, Buffalo, British Columbia, Alberta, Calgary, Elk River, Nelson, Columbia, Banff National Park, Fernie, Mara, Whitewater, Cranbrook, Trickle Creek Lodge

Whereto With Social Host Liability

Tort law in relation to alcohol-related injuries continues to grow and evolve over time, especially with a better understanding of how alcohol use can create a public harm, requiring a greater assumption of duty of care in certain circumstances. In 1974, the Supreme Court of Canada released their decision in Menow v. Jordan House Ltd., which evaluated a frequent and well-known patron of a hotel who became intoxicated there contrary to liquor licensing legislation. The patron was ejected by the d...
Tags: Law, Court, Canada, Court of appeal, Kim, Richard, Alberta, Bain, Stewart, Robinson, Allen, Supreme Court of Canada, Grossman, McCormick, Childs, Wenzel

Where to With Social Host Liability

Tort law in relation to alcohol-related injuries continues to grow and evolve over time, especially with a better understanding of how alcohol use can create a public harm, requiring a greater assumption of duty of care in certain circumstances. In 1974, the Supreme Court of Canada released their decision in Menow v. Jordan House Ltd., which evaluated a frequent and well-known patron of a hotel who became intoxicated there contrary to liquor licensing legislation. The patron was ejected by the d...
Tags: Law, Court, Canada, Court of appeal, Kim, Richard, Alberta, Bain, Stewart, Robinson, Allen, Supreme Court of Canada, Grossman, McCormick, Childs, Wenzel

Connecting Public and Private Legal Information Part III: Get Notified When Your Field of Expertise Evolves

On August 26th, Lexbox benefited from a major update. Among the new features included in this release is the capacity to link to the CanLII website the legal citations from your documents, as discussed in last month’s post. We invite you to try it out by submitting a few of your own files to your Lexbox account and checking how they get interconnected with CanLII’s content. But this post is about Lexum’s next step in providing Knowledge Management as a Service (KMaaS): making it easier for you t...
Tags: Law, Quebec, Alberta, Aubry, Lexbox, Legal Publishing, Lexum

Employee’s Mitigation Efforts Under Fixed-Term Contract Reduces Employer’s Liability

Daniel Standing LL.B., Editor, First Reference Inc. What is the employer’s liability to a former employee who is dismissed from a fixed-term contract without cause, when that employee mitigates his or her loss by finding another job? Faced with mixed jurisprudence from other jurisdictions, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal answers this question for that province in Crook v Druxbury, 2020 SKCA 43 (CanLII), rendering a decision that is harmonious with the state of the law in Alberta and British Co...
Tags: Law, Court, Park, Court of appeal, Employment law, Chambers, British Columbia, Alberta, Neilson, Saskatchewan, Howard, Daniel, Mohamed, Western Canada, Toews, Crook

Canada: Privacy For Condo Corporations: Understanding + Complying With PIPA - Field LLP

Condominiums in Alberta are defined as organizations which are subject to the requirements of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).
Tags: News, Canada, Alberta

Canada: COVID-19 Legal Update: Amendments To The Guarantees Acknowledgement Act (Alberta) - Stikeman Elliott LLP

The Guarantees Acknowledgement Act (Alberta) has been amended to permit two-way video conferencing and counterpart execution for any certificate(s) required to be completed thereunder.
Tags: News, Canada, Alberta, COVID, Alberta Stikeman Elliott LLP

Canada: Le Point Juridique - COVID-19 : Modifications De La Guarantees Acknowledgement Act (Alberta) - Stikeman Elliott LLP

La Guarantees Acknowledgement Act (Alberta) a été modifiée pour permettre les vidéoconférences interactives et la signature en plusieurs exemplaires des attestations requises en vertu de cette loi.
Tags: News, Canada, Alberta, Alberta Stikeman Elliott LLP, Le Point Juridique COVID

Western Canada’s Rally In The Rockies 2020

In 2008 I rented a Heritage Classic from Calgary Harley Davidson Rentals. It was the first Harley I’d ever ridden and marked the beginning of my appreciation for the brand and their bikes. The funny thing is that I didn’t like it at first, but it grew on me over the 24 hours I had to ride it. I owned two Harleys in the years following that rental experience and enjoyed immensely the time I spent cruising through the Canadian Rockies that are only 40 minutes west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada where...
Tags: Travel, Milwaukee, US, Canada, Motorcycles, Tourism, Bmw, British Columbia, Alberta, Harley Davidson, Banff, Rockies, Harley, Fernie, Canmore, Marion

Hart and Markstrom Are Winning in Very Different Ways

Goaltending plays a huge role in winning championships, and this is especially prevalent in this year’s playoffs. Specifically, the Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks can look at their netminders as one reason for their postseason success. The Flyers’ Carter Hart and Vancouver’s Jacob Markstrom have carried their team’s workload, but their approach to the job is different.  Be Still My Hart The Flyers locked up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference thanks to the play of the rec...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Alberta, Minnesota Wild, Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Hart, Jacob Markstrom

Canada: Alberta Fast-Tracks Infrastructure Stimulus Plan And Spending - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

The Government of Alberta (the "Government") has identified infrastructure investment as a key component of Alberta's economic recovery. In response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic...
Tags: News, Canada, Alberta, Osler Hoskin, Harcourt LLP, Alberta Fast Tracks Infrastructure