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Housing and Neighbours

If you are like the majority of people in Alberta, you live with neighbours. Living closely with other people means that there will probably be disputes. You can go to this blog post to find out more about what you can do if you aren’t getting along with the people across the fence. If you are […]


Rochelle Johannson
Rochelle Johannson is a staff lawyer with the Centre for Public Legal Education (CPLEA) in Edmonton, Alberta.

A New Danger for the Urban Forest

LawNow received this article response from one of the lawyers involved in a recent cases that was featured in a Bench Press post called A Tree Grows in… Toronto? A new danger has been added to the many challenges facing the urban forest in Ontario. It arises from an unexpected source – the law itself. […]


John A. Howlett

Bench Press 38-1: A Tree Grows in ….Toronto?

Two neighbours in Toronto contested the ownership of a large Norway maple tree.  Katherine Hartley claimed sole ownership of the tree and wanted to cut it down because she feared it was dangerous. Her neighbours contended that the tree straddled their property line, so that they had ownership of the tree too, and they wished […]


Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the former Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

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