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03May
2024

The continuing saga of non-conforming use law in British Columbia: Court of Appeal interprets section 529 of the Local Government Act; Supreme Court of Canada refuses leave to appeal in a different case

Sakinaw Lake might be another casualty in the war waged against hidden gems by social media oversharing. But in case you didn’t already...

13Feb
2024

Land Act Amendments Coming Soon

The provincial government is considering new amendments to the Land Act in order to bring it into conformity with the Declaration on the...

05Dec
2023

New Legislative Changes Require Local Governments to have Reasonable Alternative Shelter Available Before Enforcing Bylaw on Encampment Residents

A number of major legislative changes for local governments received royal assent on November 30th 2023. The most prominent changes are...

10Nov
2023

More Big Changes for BC Local Government

Following on the heels of Bill 44: Housing Statutes (Residential Development) Amendment Act, the Province continues its Stephen King-like...

03Nov
2023

Province Introduces Significant Renovations to Local Government Enabling Legislation

The provincial government on November 1st gave first reading to Bill 44 – 2023 Housing Statutes (Residential Development) Amendment Act,...

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