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Rogers Communications loses cell tower lease over move to sub-lease space to a third party
July 27th, 2015

A Nova Scotia forestry company leased land to Rogers Communications for a cell tower.  The original 1988 lease was renewed several times and provided that renewals would be "upon the same terms and conditions" as the original lease.  In 2012, Rogers asked for the lessor's consent to a "co-... Read more »

Alberta Court upholds denial of crop insurance on basis of false or misleading reporting
July 20th, 2015

The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench recently dismissed an application for judicial review of a decision by the appeal committee related to Alberta's crop insurance program.  The regulations that govern crop insurance provide that the decision of the appeal committee is final and binding on the p... Read more »

Drainage Tribunal orders landowners to pay municipality nearly $50K in costs
July 13th, 2015

The following summary of a recent decision of the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal says it all:"This Drainage Act appeal was unusual. Firstly, the quality of construction of the drainage works was challenged in circumstances where the drain was performing exactly as desi... Read more »

Lawsuits challenge railroad's authority to OK oil pipeline
July 8th, 2015

Here is an interesting article from AP business writer, Josh Funk, about growing conflicts between railways and neighbouring landowners in the US over pipelines and pipelines royalties: Click here to read the article at  Not all railways hold full ownership over the land be... Read more »

No harm, no foul in gravel extraction lease case - Sask Court declines to terminate lease
July 7th, 2015

In a Saskatchewan case decided last fall, the Court of Queen's Bench ruled that the tenant under a gravel extraction lease was not subject to termination of the lease for having missed a deadline to provide proof of insurance coverage.  A common term in commercial leases is that the tenant or l... Read more »