Author Archives: Nickie Nikolaou

About Nickie Nikolaou

Nickie Vlavianos, B.A. (Sask.), LL.B. (Alberta), LL.M. (Calgary). Associate Professor. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

Can a Co-owner Acquire Title to Their Co-owner’s Share through Adverse Possession?

By: Nickie Nikolaou PDF Version: Can a Co-owner Acquire Title to Their Co-owner’s Share through Adverse Possession? Case Commented On: Denesik v Verhulst Estate, 2016 ABQB 36 Acquiring title through adverse possession in Alberta is difficult and successful cases are … Continue reading

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An Overview of Bill 2: Responsible Energy Development Act – What are the changes and What are the issues?*

PDF version: An Overview of Bill 2: Responsible Energy Development Act – What are the changes and What are the issues?* Bill commented on: Bill 2, Responsible Energy Development Act, The Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 1st Session, 28th Legislature On … Continue reading

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The Proposed Single Energy Regulator: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Go from Here?

PDF version: The Proposed Single Energy Regulator: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Go from Here? Report commented on: Enhancing Assurance: Developing an integrated energy resources regulator, A Discussion Document, May 2011  It has been over a year … Continue reading

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Tenant Cannot Unilaterally Withhold Rent Because of Unsanitary Living Conditions

Case Considered: Herman v. Boardwalk Rental Communities, 2011 ABQB 394  Introduction Questions often arise about whether a tenant can refuse to pay rent because of something the landlord has or has not done, or because of the condition of the … Continue reading

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The Issues and Challenges with Public Participation in Energy and Natural Resources Development in Alberta

PDF version: The Issues and Challenges with Public Participation in Energy and Natural Resources Development in Alberta  Introduction Public participation is a key feature of energy and natural resources development in Alberta. The provincial government often expresses its desire for … Continue reading

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