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Client Bulletins 2010

December 2010

15Dec
2010

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...

October 2010

19Oct
2010

Supreme Court of Canada Finds Private Airport Zoning Regulations Inapplicable

In two cases released on October 15, 2010, Quebec v. Lacombe, 2010 SCC 38 and Quebec v. Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA),...

September 2010

28Sep
2010

The Latest on Procedural Fairness Requirements in Public Hearings

In Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network v. Langford 2010 BCSC 1357 the British Columbia Supreme Court left the door ajar on...

June 2010

24Jun
2010

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...

24Jun
2010

Riparian Areas Regulations Reviewed by British Columbia Supreme Court

The reasons for judgment released this week in Yanke v. City of Salmon Arm examine the role of the Riparian Area Regulations in a very...

01Jun
2010

Telling the Whole Story

In Pucci v. City of North Vancouver (2010 BCSC 743 May 26), the Supreme Court set aside a decision to refuse a rezoning, which if adopted...

May 2010

25May
2010

Court of Appeal Broadens Entry Warrant Requirement

A recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal has significantly narrowed the circumstances under which local governments can...

April 2010

29Apr
2010

Court of Appeal Upholds North Cowichan Tax Rates Bylaw

On April 22, 2010, the British Columbia Court of Appeal delivered Reasons for Judgment in Catalyst Paper Corporation v. North Cowichan...

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