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concentration of fossils located in the area. In the 1880s, J.B. Tyrrell came
to present-day Drumheller looking for coal and found the skull of a
dinosaur near the Red Deer River. That dinosaur became known as the
Albertasaurus and so began the collection of dinosaur remains that are
sought after by museums all over the world.”
Dale B. Pope, Q.C., Arlene M. Doll, Douglas S. Cochran and Natalie L.
Hebert were reappointed to the Mental Health Review Board for terms ending
December 31, 2020. The ranks of the Mental Health Review Board were
also bolstered by the appointment of Karl F. Warner, Q.C., Peter D. Warner,
Q.C., Anil K. Aggarwal, Cheryl L. Vickers, Michelle F. Good, C. Tess
Action, Yasin S. Amlani, Wayne N. Plenert, Joan A. Bubbs and Oleg H.
Jacqueline McQueen, a partner at Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger, was
elected a bencher in the November 15, 2018 by-election for Vancouver
In 2011, director Quentin Tarantino filed a lawsuit against his Los Angeles
neighbour, writer Allan Ball, whose “exotic bird menagerie” was allegedly
causing Tarantino injury and interfering with his “comfortable enjoyment
of life”. The claim alleged that “on a daily basis the defendants’ macaws …
are placed in an outdoor aviary where they emit blood-curdling screams at
random intervals for seven to eight hours each day” and that “nearly every
day Mr Tarantino and others in his home are subjected to the macaws’
obnoxious pterodactyl-like screams, which are not only startling, but have
also seriously disrupted Mr Tarantino’s ability to work as a writer in his
home”. The reports did not disclose Ball’s defence or the outcome.
F. Mark Rowan (a.k.a. “Straight Ahead Fred”) will soon depart for Andorra
where he intends to compete, at the age of 62, in the Speed Skiing World
Cup 2019, an international speed skiing competition to be held at the Grandvalira
ski hill. Between April 9 and 13, 2019, Mark and others like him will
hurtle down the Riberal slope at speeds approaching 200 km/h. At a somewhat
younger age in a previous contest, Mark managed a top speed of
198.785 km/h. The Riberal slope is 900 metres long with a maximum gradient
of seventy-four per cent. Because that is not quite enough, it also has a
ten-metre start tower. We wish him well and hope he returns in one piece.
In likely completely unconnected news, April 7 to 13, 2019 has been proclaimed
“Make a Will Week” in B.C. April 24, 2019 has been proclaimed
Human Values Day.