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Don’t Get Stung By Beekeeping Laws

The Bees Act and Ontario Regulation 57 under the Bees Act regulate beekeeping in Ontario.

Under the Act, a “beekeeper” is anyone who owns or is in possession of bees or beekeeping equipment, except someone who manufactures or is in the possession of new beekeeping equipment for the purpose of transportation, distribution, or sale.

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Ensuring Continuity in a Time Of Crisis

A recent illness of a family member reminded me of the importance of having the right people in place in a time of crisis, especially in an agricultural context. As a lawyer it has been my unfortunate experience to observe the results of a lack of planning.

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Administration of Your Estate

The administration of the estate of a deceased farmer can raise some unique issues which require special attention and consideration. Unlike the passing of someone with passive assets, a farmer’s death often comes with a host of immediate problems, especially if the death occurs during a busy season or to a livestock operation.

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Property Taxes and Farm Transfers

If you are considering purchasing a farm property or if you are in the midst of a farm purchase you should be aware that a lower “farm lands property class” tax assessment enjoyed by the current owner may not be transferrable to you as a purchaser unless certain formalities are observed.

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Did you know?

  • When selling a property have the utility companies do the final readings to avoid contest » Learn more
  • If a “limitation period” passes with no actions taken you could miss out on the compensation you deserve » Learn more
  • Brimage Law Group is Norfolk County’s only law firm with dedicated business lawyers » Learn more
  • Before entering a business partnership it’s important that a partnership agreement is drafted by an experienced business lawyer » Learn more
  • Update your Will with every major change to your life, family or finances » Learn more
  • Always declare an alternative guardian for any minor children in case your first choice is unable to care for them » Learn more
  • Civil claims have set limitation periods so it is important to file as soon as possible » Learn more
  • Many lawsuits are settled before a trial begins » Learn more
  • In custody agreements it’s important to include grandparents’ visitation rights » Learn more
  • If you are arrested or detained you have the right to be told why you have been arrested or detained » Learn more
  • You can write conditions into your Will to change it in the event of “special circumstances” » Learn more
  • It’s very important to have all your documents completed properly and to have your case accurately and thoroughly stated » Learn more
  • Keep your lawyer’s contact information on hand at all times just in case of a legal misunderstanding » Learn more
  • When buying a property all documents (from both lenders and realtors) should be run by an experienced real estate lawyer » Learn more
  • Additional expenses in real estate transactions should be transferred via certified cheque from your bank for the exact amount » Learn more
  • Sole proprietorship, partnership and incorporation all have their advantages and disadvantages » Learn more

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