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22 Mar

Municipality improperly abandoned ratepayers by failing to oppose application for legal non-conforming use of lakeside land

Monday, March 22, 2021James R.G. CookMunicipal Law, Litigation, Real EstateOntario, Zoning By-Law, Norfolk County

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Some municipal zoning restrictions are intended to address local planning needs for commercial and residential purposes, while other...

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5 Nov

Injunction to Stop Neighbour’s House Construction near Escarpment Dismissed

Thursday, November 5, 2020James R.G. CookMunicipal Law, Litigation, Real EstateBuilding, Building Code Act, 1992, Conservation Authorities Act

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A property owner’s application for an injunction against his neighbour to stop construction of a property which he claimed was in contravention of municipal and conservation authority regulations was...

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28 Oct

Injunction Granted to Hotel to Enforce Noise By-Law

Wednesday, October 28, 2020James R.G. CookMunicipal Law, LitigationEnvironmental Protection Act, Municipal Act

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Potential harm to a hotel’s online reputation for providing a quiet night’s sleep may be sufficient grounds to obtain an injunction to restrain a noisy neighbour. In JJ’s Hospitality v. Kal Tire2020 ONSC 6198 (CanLII), a hotel in...

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9 Oct

Township’s Prescriptive Easement Upheld by Court of Appeal

Friday, October 9, 2020James R.G. CookMunicipal Law, LitigationLand Registry, Ontario Court of Appeal , Land Title Act

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In Paleshi Motors Limited v. Woolwich (Township)2020 ONCA 625 (CanLII), the Ontario Court of Appeal affirmed that a Township had established a prescriptive easement over private lands for the...

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20 Nov

Stone(d) Walled: Cannabis Production and Municipal Zoning By-Laws

Tuesday, November 20, 2018Christine JubianMunicipal Law, LitigationMarijuana, Cannabis Laws

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Now that the production and sale of cannabis is legal, individuals and corporations should pay close attention to zoning by-laws within their respective municipality when...

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22 Aug

Cottage Country Access Lessons

Tuesday, August 22, 2017James R.G. CookMunicipal Law, Litigation, Land Use Regulation, Land Titles Act

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With the 2017 summer cottage season winding down, a recent case involving sparing neighbours reminds us of the importance of ensuring you have some form of legalized road access to your rural retreat.

Brown v Savage, 2017 ONSC 4357, involved two waterfront properties on Buckham’s Bay on the Ottawa River...

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7 Jun

Bill 139 - Ignoring Conservation Authorities Will Cost You

Wednesday, June 7, 2017Municipal Law, Litigation, Environmental Law, Administrative Law, Conservation, Criminal LawConservation Authority, Bill 139, Search and Seizure, Prosecutions

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The Ontario government introduced Bill 139 on May 30, 2017 called the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017. This bill is an amalgam of changes to various pieces of...

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31 May

Righting the Apple Cart. Conservation Authorities

Wednesday, May 31, 2017Municipal Law, Litigation, Environmental Law, Administrative Law, ConservationConservation Authority, Standard of Review, Safety, Flooding, Development, Prohibition

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Conservation Authorities (“CAs”) in Ontario are breathing a bit easier following the May 23rd 2017 decision of the Court of Appeal in...

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17 Aug

Pokemon “No!”

Wednesday, August 17, 2016Stephen A. ThieleMunicipal Law, Criminal Code, LitigationGeneral Interest, Mobile Phones, Technology

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The proliferation of iPhones, iPads, androids and other personal technology devices has also resulted in the growth of online games for both the young and old. It is difficult to watch television without... 

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