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Bill Buholzer

Recent Publications

24Nov
2018
Seminar Papers

Professional Reliance: A Local Government Perspective

This paper looks at some of the findings contained in the Final Report of the Review of Professional Reliance in Natural Resource...

01Nov
2018
Events

SFU City Program Course - Vancouver

Bill Buholzer & Guy Patterson will be presenting a Planning and Zoning Law Refresher course at the SFU City Program Course on...

02Oct
2018
Client Bulletins

Shoreline Works and the Zoning Power

Local governments with shoreline zoning need to be aware of the B.C. Supreme Court’s October 1, 2018 decision in Fonseca v. Gabriola...

07Sep
2018
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 29, Number 3 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference issue: Municipal Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags Upheld by Court - Sabrina Spencer Let's Remake a Deal: New Law...

01Sep
2018
Events

SFU City Program Course - Vancouver (Mar 14)

Bill Buholzer & Guy Patterson will be presenting a Planning and Zoning Law Refresher course at the SFU City Program Course on March...

12Jul
2018
Events

PIBC Chapter Event - 2018 Okanagan Interior Law and Wine Event and Social - Penticton

Bill Buholzer and Guy Patterson will be presenting a day long seminar on "Pertinent Topics in Land Use Planning Law" at the PIBC Okanagan...

31May
2018
Events

2018 PIBC Annual Conference - The Game Plan - Victoria

Bill Buholzer & Guy Patterson will be presenting a session entitled "Temporary Use Permits: Part of your Game Plan?" at the 2018 PIBC...

30May
2018
Events

GFOABC BC Conference 2018 - Kelowna

Bill Buholzer will be presenting a session entitled "Advanced Development Finance: Developer Cost Recovery Mechanisms" at the GFOABC...

15May
2018
Events

2018 LGMA Approving Officers Workshop - Victoria

Bill Buholzer & Guy Patterson will be presenting a session entitled "Legal Update" at the Approving Officers Workshop during the...

12Apr
2018
Events

PIBC Kootenay Rocky Mountain Chapter - 2018 Kootenay Planning Conference - Kimberley

Bill Buholzer and Alyssa Bradley will be presenting a session entitled "Marijuana Legislation" at the PIBC Kootenay Rocky Mountain...

12Apr
2018
Events

PIBC Kootenay Rocky Mountain Chapter - 2018 Kootenay Planning Conference - Kimberley

Bill Buholzer and Alyssa Bradley will be presenting a session entitled "Case Law Legal Update" at the PIBC Kootenay Rocky Mountain...

02Feb
2018
Events

LGLA 2018 Leadership Forum - Richmond

Bill Buholzer will be presenting a session entitled "How Local Governments handle Cannabis Legislation" at the Local Government...

28Nov
2017
Seminar Papers

The Building Act: What You Need to Know

Legislation about building standards would ordinarily warrant, at most, a ‘break-out’ session at a local government law seminar; in...

23Nov
2017
Events

SFU City Program Course - Vancouver

Bill Buholzer & Guy Patterson will be presenting a planning law course at the SFU City Program Course on November 23, 2017 in...

26Oct
2017
Events

Association of Regional District Planning Managers - 2017 conference - Victoria

Bill Buholzer will be presenting a session entitled "Legal Update" at the Association of Regional District Planning Managers in Victoria,...

23Oct
2017
Events

LGMA School for Approving Officers - Kamloops

Bill Buholzer & Guy Patterson will be presenting at the LGMA School for Approving Officers on "The Approving Officer as a Statutory...

25Sep
2017
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 28, Number 3 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference issue: Do not disturb: Striking a balance between welcoming public spaces and freedom of expression - Stefanie...

01Jun
2017
Events

2017 PIBC Annual Conference - Equilibrium - Prince George

Bill Buholzer will be presenting a session entitled "Inclusionary Zoning: A Solution to our Affordable Housing Dilemma?" at the 2017 PIBC...

18May
2017
Events

2017 LGMA Annual Conference - Penticton

Bill Buholzer will be presenting a session entitled "Inclusionary Zoning: A Solution to our Affordable Housing Dilemma?" at the Local...

17May
2017
Blog

Bill Buholzer recognized as the LGMA's 2017 President's Award recipient

The firm is pleased to announce that on May 17, 2017, during this year's LGMA Annual Conference in Penticton, Bill Buholzer was awarded...

04May
2017
Events

PIBC North Island Chapter 2017 - Legal Update seminar - Nanaimo

Bill Buholzer & Alyssa Bradley are presenting a "Legal Update" seminar for the North Island Chapter of the PIBC. The seminar is being...

31Mar
2017
Events

APEGBC’s Municipal Engineers Division - Spring Session - Vancouver

Bill Buholzer will be presenting a session entitled "Development Cost Charges" at the Association of Professional Engineers and...

20Mar
2017
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 28, Number 1

In this Issue: Settlement Records Protected from Disclosure in British Columbia - Francesca Marzari Top Ten Tips for Municipalities as...

08Nov
2016
Events

Simon Fraser University - Financing Development Seminar

Bill Buholzer & Jay Wollenberg will be presenting SFU City Program's popular seminar on "Financing Development" on November 8, 2016.

17Oct
2016
Events

Municipal Administration Training Institute - Kamloops

Bill Buholzer and Guy Patterson will be presenting at the Municipal Administration Training Institute (MATI) on October 17, 2016 in...

13Oct
2016
Events

PIBC Central North Chapter 2016 Legal Update Seminar - Courtenay

Bill Buholzer and Guy Patterson are presenting a legal update seminar on October 13, 2016 in Courtenay.

26Sep
2016
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 27, Number 3 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference issue: The Building Act: Unrestricted Matters Revealed - Bill Buholzer Assessor of Area #01 - Capital et al v....

21Sep
2016
Events

Canadian Bar Association - webinar

Bill Buholzer & Amber Hieb of the Building and Safety Standards Branch of the Province of BC will be presenting a webinar on the...

03Aug
2016
Client Bulletins

Identification of Contaminated Sites – Changes in Store for Local Governments

The Ministry of Environment has extended the period for stakeholder comments on its Intentions Paper regarding Identification of...

12May
2016
Events

2016 PIBC Annual Conference - Planning Unfiltered - Kelowna

Bill Buholzer & Guy Patterson will be presenting a session entitled "Epic Planning Blunders: Navigating the Legal Minefield" at the...

04May
2016
Events

LGMA - Board of Variance Workshop - Richmond

In partnership with Young Anderson the LGMA is offering a one-day workshop, on May 4, 2016, for Board of Variance members and senior...

22Jan
2016
Events

PIBC Sunshine Coast Chapter event - Gibsons

Bill Buholzer and Guy Patterson will be speaking at the Planning Institute of BC's Sunshine Coast Chapter event being held on January 22,...

15Dec
2015
Client Bulletins

Building Act Clock Starts Ticking

Some sections of the new Building Act that significantly affect local governments came into force on December 15. Section 5 of the Act...

11Dec
2015
Blog

Proposed revision of the Local Government Act

The proposed revision of the Local Government Act is being made available to the public on various websites. If the drafters of the...

07Dec
2015
Client Bulletins

Quebec Councillor Disqualified for Municipal Contract

In British Columbia local elected officials who consider our “ethical conduct” rules to be unduly onerous might take some comfort from a...

30Nov
2015
Seminar Papers

21st Century Works & Services Bylaw

During the last few years, our firm has had the opportunity to review and draft either replacements or revisions to numerous local...

19Jun
2015
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 26, Number 2 - LGMA Conference Issue

In this LGMA Conference issue: Tempest in a TeaPOT? Letters of Intent, Business Licensing and the ALR - Francesca MarzariWorksafe...

17Jun
2015
Events

LGMA Annual Conference - Prince George

Bill Buholzer will be moderator for a session entitled "Auditor General" at the Local Government Management Association Annual Conference...

16Jun
2015
Events

LGMA Conference Approving Officer’s Workshop - Prince George

Bill Buholzer will be speaking at the Approving Officer's Seminar, preceding the LGMA Conference in Prince George.

11Jun
2015
Blog

Medical Marihuana: Smoking Not Required

On the marihuana file, it seems the federal government can’t win for losing. The Supreme Court of Canada on June 11 released its judgment...

04Jun
2015
Events

FREE Seminar - Bylaw Drafting, Planning & Land Use Management - West Kelowna

As part of our ongoing service to our clients, Young Anderson is presenting a free day-long seminar on topics of interest to local...

08May
2015
Events

FREE Seminar - Bylaw Drafting, Planning & Land Use Management - Nanaimo

As part of our ongoing service to Vancouver Island clients, Young Anderson is presenting a free day-long seminar on topics of interest to...

16Apr
2015
Events

2015 PIBC Annual Conference - Beyond Borders - Seattle

Bill Buholzer will be presenting a session entitled "Professional Ethics" at the 2015 PIBC Annual Conference - Beyond Borders being held...

09Mar
2015
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 26, Number 1

In this Issue: Municipal Zoning Restrictions Apply to Moorage and Public Interest Special Cost Awards Limited - Barry Williamson CPR...

17Feb
2015
Client Bulletins

Building Act Phases out Local Building Standards

After more than a decade of consultation the Province has introduced a new Building Act. The Act modifies the current building regulation...

29Jan
2015
Client Bulletins

Public Hearing Procedures: A New Wrinkle

The B.C. Supreme Court has added a new wrinkle to the extensive case law on procedural fairness in the context of statutory public...

01Dec
2014
Seminar Papers

Working with the AGLG

This paper reviews the statutory basis for the activities of the Auditor General for Local Government, compares that office with similar...

20Oct
2014
Events

Municipal Administration Training Institute (MATI) - Kamloops

Bill Buholzer will be speaking on The Approving Officer as a Statutory Decision-Maker at the Municipal Administration Training Institute...

29Sep
2014
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 25, Number 3 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference issue: Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia: Aboriginal Title Proven in British Columbia - Gregg Cockrill BC...

04Jul
2014
Client Bulletins

Court of Appeal resolves density conundrum

In the first Court of Appeal decision to address the question of what is “density” for the purpose of interpreting a restriction on the...

12Jun
2014
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 25, Number 2 - LGMA Conference Issue

In this LGMA Conference issue: The Land Conservancy Selling Heritage Properties to Pay Debts - Francesca MarzariBill 17: Sweeping...

10Jun
2014
Events

LGMA Conference Approving Officer's Workshop

Bill Buholzer will be speaking on Access to Subdivided Parcels Public Interest at the Approving Officer's Seminar, preceding the LGMA...

28May
2014
Events

GFOABC BC Conference 2014

Bill Buholzer & Pat Kendall will be presenting a session entitled "Development Cost Charges and More" at the Government Finance...

15May
2014
Events

2014 BC Land Summit - Vancouver

Bill Buholzer will be presenting a session entitled "Community Amenity Contrubutions and Land Use Approvals" with Lois-Leah Goodwin at...

15May
2014
Events

2014 BC Land Summit - Vancouver

Bill Buholzer will be presenting a session entitled "Medical Marihuana Production" at the 2014 BC Land Summit being held in Vancouver May...

09May
2014
Events

NCLGA AGM and Convention

Bill Buholzer will be presenting a session entitled "Controlling Councillor Conduct" on the final day of North Central Local Government...

27Mar
2014
Client Bulletins

Bill 17 Revises Ministerial Approval Requirements

On March 10, 2014, Bill 17, the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, was introduced in the Legislature by the Attorney General and...

26Mar
2014
Events

Regional Distrist CAO Forum

Bill Buholzer will be presenting a session entitled " Medical Marijuana" at the Regional District CAO Forum being held in Victoria March...

19Mar
2014
Client Bulletins

Land Use Contracts: Endgame Begins

The provincial government has tabled in Bill 17, the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, amendments to the Local Government Act...

10Mar
2014
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 25, Number 1

In this Issue:Do you have a Licence for That? Local Government Response to the Decriminalization of Prostitution - Jay...

12Dec
2013
Client Bulletins

“What’s Density?” - A Common Sense Answer

The BC Supreme Court, in issuing reasons for judgment in Society of Fort Langley Residents for Sustainable Development v. Langley...

02Dec
2013
Seminar Papers

Repeal, Rescind, Reconsider

As the level of government that is closest to the people, municipalities and regional districts are often the first governments to...

04Nov
2013
Events

SFU City Program Course - Nanaimo

Bill Buholzer will be teaching an SFU City Program Course on Development Charges and Community Amenity Contributions with Jay Wollenberg...

21Oct
2013
Events

Municipal Administration Training Institute - Approving Officer as a Statutory Decision Maker

Bill Buholzer will be speaking on the Approving Officer as a Statutory Decision-Maker at the Municipal Administration Training Institute...

16Sep
2013
Events

BC Mayors’ Caucus - UBCM Convention Vancouver

Bill Buholzer will be speaking at the BC Mayors' Caucus on the first day of the UBCM Convention in Vancouver on September 16, 2013.

07Jul
2013
Events

Annual National Conference of the Canadian Institute of Planners - Vancouver

Bill Buholzer is presenting a session entitled "Land Use Law in the Supreme Court of Canada" at the Annual National Conference of the...

06Jul
2013
Events

Annual National Conference of the Canadian Institute of Planners - Vancouver

Bill Buholzer is presenting a session entitled "Constitutional conundrums for working planners" at the Advance Workshop of the Annual...

11Jun
2013
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 24, Number 2 - LGMA Conference Issue

In this LGMA Conference issue:Medical Marihuana: Health Canada Hits Reset Button - Bill BuholzerThe Perils of Independent Contractor...

11Jun
2013
Events

LGMA Conference Approving Officer's Seminar session on works and services bylaws

Bill Buholzer will be speaking on works and services bylaws at the Approving Officer's Seminar, preceding the LGMA Conference in Kelowna.

10May
2013
Events

LMLGA 2013 AGM and Conference

Bill Buholzer will be presenting a session entitled "Conflict of Interest" on the final day of the Lower Mainland Local Government...

03May
2013
Events

NCLGA 58th AGM and Convention

Bill Buholzer will be presenting a session entitled Conflict of Interest on the final day of the North Central Local Government...

12Mar
2013
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 24 Number 1

In this Issue: A Look Back at 2012 - Francesca MarzariCourt of Appeal Rejects Local Government Duty to Consult First Nation - Reece...

06Mar
2013
Events

Planning Institute of BC's South Island Chapter planning law topics event

Bill Buholzer will be speaking on planning law topics at PIBC's South Island Chapter event at Burnside Gorge Community Centre in Victoria.

22Feb
2013
Events

Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies Community Amenity Contributions course

Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies will be offering its popular one-day course on Community Amenity Contributions instructed by...

25Jan
2013
Client Bulletins

Toronto Mayor Remains in Office: Could It Happen Here?

The Ontario Divisional Court’s decision in the matter of the disqualification of Mayor Rob Ford for violating the Ontario Municipal...

16Jan
2013
Client Bulletins

Changes in Federal Marihuana Regulation

Late in 2012 the federal Minister of Health announced pending changes in federal policy regarding the production of marihuana for...

11Jan
2013
Client Bulletins

Transition to the B.C. Building Code 2012

The new B.C. Building Code was brought into force by B.C. Reg. 264/2012 effective December 20, 2012. There are transitional provisions...

03Dec
2012
Seminar Papers

Development Approvals Under Part 26: What's New (and What's Old)

Over the past year we have received several questions on the process around considering official community plan bylaws and zoning bylaws...

30Nov
2012
Events

Young Anderson Annual Local Government Law Seminar - Vancouver

Young, Anderson will be presenting its Annual Local Government Law Seminar on November 30, 2012 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900...

01Nov
2012
Client Bulletins

Cohen Report Cites Problems with RAR Implementation

The report of the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River has been released. Given that the...

29Oct
2012
Events

Municipal Administration Training Institute - Approving Officer as a Statutory Decision Maker

Bill Buholzer will be speaking on the Approving Officer as a Statutory Decision-Maker at the Municipal Administration Training Institute...

24Sep
2012
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 23, Number 2 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference Issue: No-Fee Emergency Calls (Taxes Apply), It's Party Time!, Worksafe BC to Adjudicate Claims of Harassment...

01Jun
2012
Events

Are Local Governments "The Crown" - IMLA

Bill Buholzer presented: "Are Local Governments The Crown"? Neskonlith Indian Band v. Salmon Arm (City), at the International Municipal...

15May
2012
Events

Legal Update - LGMA Approving Officers Seminar

Bill Buholzer presented a Legal Update, at the Local Government Management Association Approving Officers Seminar in Victoria on May 15,...

08May
2012
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 23, Number 1 - LGMA Conference Issue

In this LGMA Conference issue: First Nations Consultation ≠ The Crown; Using Legal Services Effectively; Volunteer Firefighter...

01Mar
2012
Events

Conduct of Local Elected Officials - LGLA

Bill Buholzer presented on the Conduct of Local Elected Officials at the Local Government Leadership Academy Newly Elected Officials...

01Mar
2012
Events

Legal Clinic Plenary - Prince George

Bill Buholzer and Gregg Cockrill presented a Legal Clinic Plenary in Prince George sponsored by the Local Government Leadership Academy...

10Feb
2012
Events

Riparian Areas Regulation CBA

Bill Buholzer presented on the topic of Riparian Areas Regulation at the Environmental Law Section, B.C. Branch of the Canadian Bar...

02Dec
2011
Seminar Papers

New Challenges in Land Use Regulation

This paper discusses common challenges in land use regulation. One common challenge is federal airport zoning regulations for land in the...

02Dec
2011
Events

Young Anderson Annual Client Seminar Vancouver

Young, Anderson held its annual Vancouver Client Seminar on December 2, 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

03Nov
2011
Events

Legal Update

Bill Buholzer provided a legal update for the Association of Regional District Planning Managers in Victoria on November 3, 2011.

17Oct
2011
Events

The Approving Officer as a Statutory Decision-Maker - MATI

Bill Buholzer spoke on The Approving Officer as a Statutory Decision-Maker at the MATI School for Statutory Approving Officers in...

12Oct
2011
Events

Board of Variance Seminar

Alyssa Bradley and Bill Buholzer presented a seminar on board of variance matters to local government staff in the Sea to Sky Corridor on...

06Oct
2011
Events

Pop-up Planning Issues - Simon Fraser University City Program

Bill Buholzer presented a one-day course called "Pop-up Planning Issues" for the Simon Fraser University City Program at Harbour Centre...

21Sep
2011
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 22, Number 2 - UBCM Conference Issue

In this UBCM Conference Issue: Some Observations on the Municipal Auditor General, Provincial Consultation Requirements “Aspirational”,...

21Jul
2011
Client Bulletins

Aeronautics Act Zoning Regulations

CBC News has recently reported that an overheight building at the Crown Isle Resort development near the Comox Valley airport could limit...

05Jul
2011
Client Bulletins

Court of Appeal Scuttles Riparian Area “Variance” Procedure

The B.C. Court of Appeal has held, in a unanimous judgment in Yanke v. Salmon Arm (City), that a hardship-based “variance” process that...

23Jun
2011
Client Bulletins

Solar Hot Water Ready Regulation Rolled Out

Effective on June 21, 2011 the Solar Hot Water Ready Regulation is in force. The regulation was made under s. 692 of the Local Government...

17May
2011
Events

LGMA Approving Officers' Workshop

Bill Buholzer spoke on preliminary subdivision approvals at the LGMA Approving Officers' Workshop In Penticton on May 17, 2011.

03Mar
2011
Events

Continuing Legal Education - Municipal Law Update 2011

Bill Buholzer chaired the Continuing Legal Education "Municipal Law Update 2011" course offered at UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, March 3,...

15Dec
2010
Client Bulletins

Building Permit Applications and New DCCs

Effective January 1, 2011, the new s. 937.001 of the Local Government Act comes into force, protecting building permit applicants from...

03Dec
2010
Seminar Papers

Legislative Powers Fettering Agreements - The New Kid on the Block

The Supreme Court of Canada's observation that municipalities cannot "sell zoning" in the absence of provincial legislation implementing...

03Dec
2010
Events

Young, Anderson Annual Client Seminar

Young, Anderson held its annual Client Seminar on December 3, 2010 at the Hotel Vancouver.

28Oct
2010
Events

Association of Regional District Planning Managers

Bill Buholzer will be speaking at the Association of Regional District Planning Managers at the Coast Hotel in Victoria, October 28, 2010

22Oct
2010
Events

Acting Local: Municipal Government Responses to Climate Change

Bill Buholzer and Alyssa Bradley presented Acting Local: Municipal Government Responses to Climate Change, sponsored by Simon Fraser...

18Oct
2010
Events

LGMA School for Approving Officers

Bill Buholzer presented at the LGMA School for Approving Officers on "The Approving Officer as a Statutory Decision Maker". Kelowna,...

04Oct
2010
Events

Canadian Institute of Planners

Bill Buholzer presented a paper on British Columbia's local government climate change legislation. Montreal - October 4, 2010

23Sep
2010
Events

PIBC Lower Mainland PlanTalk

Bill Buholzer and Alyssa Bradley spoke at PlanTalk: Zoning Hot Topics Workshop at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver.

24Jun
2010
Client Bulletins

Bill 11 Tweaks Planning Powers

On June 3, 2010 the Lieutenant-Governor gave Royal Assent to Bill 11, the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2010, which...

10Jun
2010
Events

International Municipal Lawyers Association Conference

Bill Buholzer presented a paper on the Catalyst Paper Corporation and TimberWest Forest Corporation taxation bylaw challenges, at the...

31May
2010
Events

Planning Institute of British Columbia - Municipal Government Response to Climate Change

Alyssa Bradley and Bill Buholzer presented a pre-conference course on local government responses to climate change, sponsored by SFU City...

18May
2010
Events

Local Government Management Association - Approving Officers' Seminar

Bill Buholzer presented on leasehold and phased strata subdivisions. Whistler - May 18, 2010

27Mar
2010
Events

Municipal Powers and Resources for Climate Change

At Centre for Civic Governance Conference "Resilient Communities: Cool Ideas for Locally-Elected Leaders" Harrison Hot Springs, March...

05Mar
2010
Events

Climate Change & Using the New Local Government Powers

Victoria March 5, 2010 Simon Fraser University Seminar

01Sep
2009
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 20 Number 3

In this issue: Councillor charged with privacy offence, Candidate fraud invalidates election, OCP consistency rule hardened?, Human...

01Jun
2009
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 20 Number 2

In this Issue: Provincial consultation with local governments - a matter of principle? Consultation failure invalidates Island bylaws,...

01Mar
2009
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 20 Number 1

In this issue: No Charter protection for sidewalk encroachments, Municipal access agreements: CRTC allows road degradation fees,...

01Dec
2008
Newsletter

Newsletter Volume 19 Number 4

In this Issue: Development permits - possibilities and limitations, Court upholds Metro Vancouver air quality controls, Mobile home park...

01Nov
2008
Seminar Papers

Going Green, The New B.C. Legislation

It is difficult to decide which aspect of the "climate change" problem, whose existence is being denied by an ever-diminishing number of...

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