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BC Rancher conviction for shooting neighbour's dog set aside; new trial ordered
October 21st, 2014

In June, 2011, a BC rancher shot and killed her neighbour's dog.  She was later charged under Section 445(1) of the Criminal Code.  At trial, the rancher claimed the dog had attacked her cattle and relied upon Section 11.1(2) of BC's Livestock Act (a person may kill a dog if the dog i... Read more »

"Shared water does not necessarily make good neighbours" Part 2 - The Appeal
October 20th, 2014

In September, 2013, I wrote about a case involving the post-purchase discovery of an underground waterline on a farm.  The purchaser of a 97-acre hobby farm did not know that the vendor, who retained a three-acre parcel next to the farm where he had built his retirement home, continued to recei... Read more »

Court declines to find that shared driveway right-of-way was abandoned
October 15th, 2014

The drawing above shows three adjacent residential properties in Toronto (in blue, pink and yellow) along with a right-of-way that is shared by the three properties (in green).  The street adjacent to the three properties runs down the left side of the drawing; the right-of-way is a driveway th... Read more »

Landowners succeed on appeal of assessment for municipal drain maintenance work
October 8th, 2014

Little Creek Municipal Drain services a watershed in the Municipality of the Town of Lakeshore. Little Creek itself drains approximately 2,700 hectares (or 6,650 acres) of mostly farmland into Lake St. Clair.  In 2011, the Town instructed a drainage Engineer to prepare a new updated assessment... Read more »

BC Court: Aborted sale should have proceeded - vendor did not conceal property's propensity to flood
October 6th, 2014

The purchaser of a 60-year-old residential property (Lot A) on Salt Spring Island in BC chose not to complete the purchase on the closing date because of alleged latent defects.  The purchaser alleged that a dam or berm constructed on a neighbouring property encroached on Lot A and also caused... Read more »