Effective June 23, 2014, new administrative penalties may be issued for breaches of certain provisions of British Columbia’s Environmental Management Act, the Integrated Pest Management Act, and permits issued under these Acts.
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On July 3, 2014, the BC Court of Appeal issued a decision which sheds light on an important but previously unanswered question: the meaning of “density of use” in the Local Government Act.
On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in William v. British Columbia, a landmark case on Aboriginal rights and title involving the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s claim for Aboriginal title to over 4,000 km2 of land west of Williams Lake in British Columbia.
On June 20, 2014 the Government of Canada made significant changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (“TFWP”) in an effort to address recent abuses of the program which have gained national media attention.
The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently reaffirmed that when an employee is terminated “without cause”, but the employer then unearths misconduct which justifies a “for cause” termination, the employer can rely on the misconduct as a full defence to a claim of wrongful dismissal.
This morning the Supreme Court of Canada released its landmark decision on the Tsilhqot'in land claim to roughly 4,000 km2 of land west of Williams Lake, BC.
In a surprising move the BC Supreme Court in Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, 2014 BCSC 1063, released June 13, 2014, has ordered Google, as a third party, to remove from its search engine all websites operated by the defendants in the action.
According to a recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Lake Country (District) v. Kelowna Ogopogo Radio Controllers Association, 2014 BCCA 189, a non-agricultural activity – such as flying radio-controlled model planes – may be permitted in the Agricultural Land Reserve (“ALR”) if such an activity does not “interfere with or disrupt the land’s agricultural character.”