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Published on: 25 Feb 2013 By

It is now an environmental offence to kill birds with buildings

Ecojustice has done another important public service by prosecuting Cadillac Fairview for slaughtering migratory birds, including endangered species, with a particularly lethal set of mirrored buildings, the Yonge Corporate Centre (“YCC”) office buildings in Toronto. According to Judge Melvy…

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Published on: 21 Feb 2013 By

Golf club fined for taking too much water, providing false records

Mitchell Golf & Country Club Inc. and Alfred John Schmoelzl, its employee, were fined $30,000 (plus 25% victim fine surcharge) for breaching the company’s permit to take water from the North Thames River in West Perth, contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act. Based on water level da…

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Published on: 18 Feb 2013 By

Annual review of insolvency law: Why Abitibi rule is backwards

Dianne Saxe gave a well received presentation on the Abitibi case at the Annual Review of Insolvency Law in Montréal during the big snowstorm. In essence, Dianne believes that the Supreme Court’s decision, that the provincial environmental orders were subject to federal insolvency rule…

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Published on: 15 Feb 2013 By

Four Ways to Be a Better Neighbour: London By-Laws and How They Affect You

Although most of us are lucky enough to live next door to reasonable and friendly people, living in a City means that sometimes we get in each other’s way. If you are building a fence, have a dog or a pool or are planning a big backyard party there are some rules and by-laws you...

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Published on: 14 Feb 2013 By

Ostrander Point, wind and birds: is it different?

There definitely are places where renewable energy projects should not go. The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists wants me, and you, to know why they think Ostrander Point is one of them, and why wind turbines should not be built there, of all places. This is not about the nocebo effect,…

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