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The City of Vancouver (the “City”) has issued a new corporate policy on Letters of Credit that sets out the requirements that must be met where applicants for City approvals are required to provide security to the City for development or non-development projects.

The policy provides that the City will not accept any form of cheque (whether certified or not) or bank draft ...

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A recent decision of the BC Supreme Court demonstrates the difficulty of obtaining an order under Section 35 of the Property Law Act. The case will be of particular interest to developers who intend to rely on the Section as part of their development plans. Section 35 grants the Court authority to cancel or modify certain types of charges including easements, statutory rights ...

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The Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Subdivision and Procedure Regulation (the “Regulation”) was amended on May 7, 2015 to identify federally licensed medical marijuana production under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (Canada) (the “MMPR”) as a farm use in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). This amendment will allow local governments to ...

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Does the conduct of your neighbour adversely affect the use and enjoyment of your property?  Is your neighbour immune to reasonable requests to moderate his behaviour to lessen that impact?  Are the local authorities unwilling to assist you in resolving the problems?  This can be very frustrating and detrimental to the welfare of you and your family.  If the matter is of little ...

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By way of Bill 17, the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, the provincial government adopted several amendments to the Local Government Act on May 29, 2014. These amendments were intended, amongst others, to allow modern land use policies by phasing out any remaining land use contracts[1] and to protect developers by “insulating” in-stream rezoning and ...

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