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Court rules that Bear Creek was navigable in 1831 - natural severance of property results
May 28th, 2015

I first posted about this case in December, 2012; it has now gone to a hearing and a decision has been rendered.  Justice Mitchell has declared that the portion of Bear Creek that passes through the property owned by the respondents in the application "was navigable in 1831 and, therefore, titl... Read more »

Sask Court rules that no compensation payable on expropriation of road
May 19th, 2015

A Saskatchewan municipality passed a by-law to expropriate a roughly 2-acre road parcel from a quarter section of privately-owned land.  The affected landowners applied unsuccessfully to the Court  of Queen's Bench to quash the by-law, following which the issue of compensation for the expr... Read more »

NS Court of Appeal overturns profit à prendre (right to take hay) decision
May 8th, 2015

Back in February, 2014, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court upheld a neighbour's right to take hay or other crops off a portion of a 2.7 acre property that had been severed from the neighbour's farm in 1960 (see my post on that decision here).  The case has gone to the Court of Appeal and the lower c... Read more »

REMINDER: CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON
May 5th, 2015

The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors will be holding its annual Current & Connected Conference at the Quality Inn in Woodstock, ON on June 4, 2015.  Featured speakers include:Brent Van Parys & Hali VanVliet, BDO SuccessCare Program:  Building & Transitioning Thre... Read more »

Ontario Energy Board says landowners should have right to decide on removal of abandoned pipelines
May 5th, 2015

In its decision last week approving (with conditions) Union Gas' Hamilton to Milton NPS 48 pipeline project, the Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") filled a number of gaping holes in Ontario's pipeline abandonment regime.  As noted by the Gas Pipeline Landowners of Ontario ("GAPLO") in its submission... Read more »