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Mustapha v. Culligan of Canada Ltd
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 3 2008

On November 21, 2001, the plaintiff, Waddah Mustapha ("Mustapha"), was replacing an empty bottle of Culligan water in his water cooler.


Adverse possession - the Court of Appeal rocks the boat
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • February 15 2010

In the June 2009 edition of property update, we looked at the unusual case of Port of London Authority v Ashmore.


A quick discourse on shale gas
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • February 3 2010

Much has been written recently on the topic of shale gas.


Drainage - transfer of private sewers to statutory water and sewerage companies
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 24 2011

Private sewers and lateral drains which are connected to the public sewerage system on 1 July 2011 will be automatically transferred to the statutory water and sewerage companies on 1 October 2011.


Development - the right to connect to a public sewer
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • January 15 2010

Barratt Homes sought a court declaration that it was entitled to have its development connected with the public sewers.


Introducing British Columbia’s new water law
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 16 2016

British Columbia's new Water Sustainability Act is now in force, and brings the province into a new era of water regulation for both surface water and


Construction operations the rule and the exceptions
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2009

The right to refer disputes to adjudication is mandatory under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 - but only where the contract in question is related to the carrying out of "construction operations", as defined.


Alberta Court of Appeal confirms province's duty to consult first nations within the context of implementing a water management plan; finds duty to consult and accommodate was met
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • August 11 2010

The Alberta Court of Appeal held that the province’s duty to consult and accommodate the Appellant First Nations the Tsuu T’ina and Samson Cree -- was met in this case.


ERCB issues Directive 074 as a first step to speed up tailings pond reclamation
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 3 2009

On February 3, 2009, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) issued a Directive to develop new industry-wide performance criteria for managing oil sands tailings titled Directive 074: Tailings Performance Criteria and Requirements for Oil Sands Mining Schemes (the Directive).


What lies beneath
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • January 26 2010

On 22 July 2009 the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published its decision letter dismissing appeals by Redland Minerals Limited (Redland) and Crest Nicholson Residential Plc (Crest) against the remediation notice served on them under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA).