How to manage your digital assets before you die
It’s no secret that today’s world is becoming increasingly digital. People own more digital assets than ever before, including photographs, music, books, and even different forms of currency.
Understanding how to properly manage these assets when a person dies can be confusing, because policies vary widely from company to company across the Internet.
Marissa German is an associate at McLeod Law LLP, and has written articles on topics such as digital asset estate planning for Wealth Matter. She says that digital assets can carry different types of value, ranging from monetary to sentimental and reputational values.
The loss of one family member inspires another to find her sense of purpose
A single hockey jersey hangs in the middle of the ice at the Pincher Creek Memorial Community Centre Arena, with the name Elliott, and the number seven, on the back. It’s there for my cousin, Taylor.
Hunting, hiking, and hockey were the passions that kept him afloat in the world. Many believed that he had the perfect life – I even bragged about being related to him, seeing as he was so cool. No one would have believed that there was anything troubling his mind.
From parasites to HIV, doctor and her team are unlocking how the immune system picks its battles
As an infectious disease immunologist and assistant professor in the department of biological sciences at the University of Calgary, Constance Finney’s lab is full of “puzzles” waiting to be solved. Her research is primarily focused on how the immune system makes critical choices when it’s fighting more than one infection at a time.
“A lot of us may only have one (infection), but if you think about a lot of people who don’t have access to health care, or are in the developing world... they (can) have loads,” says Finney.
Volunteering senior gives back for a life well lived
Every Monday morning starting at 8:30 a.m., 77-year-old retiree Roy Ponte calls police headquarters to request Brae Centre Community Station’s doors be unlocked. Once he’s inside, fellow volunteers and a police officer soon join him. Ponte then begins his four-hour volunteer shift. First, Ponte will wipe down everything in the office and then attack the pile of reports.
“You do these reports and then you sort of wait for business,” chuckles Ponte.
Community police stations like Brae Centre often handle minor fender benders, stolen property and file police reports. Despite having no prior interest in police work, Ponte loves his “job” and has volunteered for 15 years.
A major portion of the overhaul of Shouldice Athletic Park is nearly complete after floodwaters damaged three artificial turf fields in 2013, leaving minor league football teams without a home.
Calgary’s minor league football community has been heavily reliant on Calgary’s NW park for decades and has had to adapt since the fields were deemed unsafe to play on.
Six years since the closure of The Warehouse, will Calgarians support the initiative?
After-hours in Calgary is back. Six years after the closure of The Warehouse, local residents have a place to keep the party going after bars close.