2022 LGMA Annual Conference

Ryan Bortolin and Heidi Boudreau will be presenting at the upcoming LGMA conference being held in Penticton from June 21 to June 23, 2022.  They will be presenting a Legal Update presentation on June 23.

Pacific Business and Law Institute – Local Government 2022

The Pacific Business and Law Institute’s annual local government law program is scheduled for April 8. Peter Johnson will be presenting on the subject of Climate Change and Emergency Measures. More information about the conference is available here:

https://www.pbli.com/locgov22

Stewart McDannold Stuart – Holiday Hours

Our office will be closed December 24, 27, and 28. We will be open December 29, 30 and 31.

Season’s Greetings from Stewart McDannold Stuart

From all the lawyers and support staff at Stewart McDannold Stuart, we wish you all the best for the holiday season and a happy and prosperous New Year.

In lieu of sending greeting cards this year, we have made a donation to Cool Aid Society on behalf of Sandy Merriman House.

Josh Krusell Joins Partnership of Stewart McDannold Stuart

Stewart McDannold Stuart is pleased to announce that Josh Krusell will become a partner of the firm as of January 1, 2022. Josh attended law school at UVic, and started his legal career in Ontario with a large national firm before joining SMS as an associate early in 2018. Josh has a proven track record as a civil litigator, and will continue his work as a key member of our litigation group. We look forward to his contributions to the firm in this new role.

 

 

 

2021 LGMA Corporate Officers Virtual Forum

Kathryn Stuart will be presenting at the LGMA Corporate Officers Virtual Forum. On October 29th, she will be presenting a session on “The Ins and Outs of Committees and Commissions.”

Laying the Groundwork for Building Inspectors: Clarification from the British Columbia Court of Appeal on Soil Densification Activities and the Expiration of Building Permits

On June 9, 2021, the British Columbia Court of Appeal released reasons for judgment in Yu v. Richmond (City), 2021 BCCA 226. In this court action the City of Richmond (the “City”) appealed a judicial review decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in which it was held that pre-building soil densification measures that were undertaken on two properties in Richmond, British Columbia constituted construction within the meaning of the City of Richmond Building  Regulation Bylaw No. 7230 (the “Building Bylaw”).

This decision will be of interest to local governments and building inspectors in British Columbia, as well as building inspectors in other Canadian jurisdictions, as an indication of how courts will assess what constitutes a construction activity within the meaning of a building bylaw. (more…)

SMS YouTube Channel

Stewart McDannold Stuart has created a video channel, where we will periodically post videos on topics of interest to our local government clients. You can access our channel here. (more…)

2021 LGMA Annual Conference

Stewart McDannold Stuart is glad to be participating in this year’s virtual Annual LGMA Conference: Harnessing Momentum, Steering Through Change. (more…)

Season’s Greetings from Stewart McDannold Stuart

From all of the lawyers and support staff at Stewart McDannold Stuart, we wish you all the best for the holiday season, and a happy and prosperous New Year.

In lieu of sending greeting cards this year, we have made a donation support of Victoria’s Sandy Merriman House, which has been providing shelter and support for women in need since 1995.