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…)
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…)
Stewart McDannold Stuart is glad to be participating in this year’s virtual Annual LGMA Conference: Harnessing Momentum, Steering Through Change. (more…)
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.
Kathryn Stuart will be attending the LGMA Corporate Officers Forum. On October 8th, she will be presenting a session on Ethics and the Law.
Our office will be closed on December 27. We will be open on December 24, 30, and 31.
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 to the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC).
On November 15, 2019 Kathryn Stuart will be teaching a session in Parksville on administrative law as part of Capilano University’s PADM Course in Municipal Law.