Author Archives: Nickie Nikolaou

About Nickie Nikolaou

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

Community Consultation Is “Not Mere Window Dressing” in Development Permit Applications

By: Nickie Nikolaou PDF Version: Community Consultation Is “Not Mere Window Dressing” in Development Permit Applications Case Commented On: Thomas v Edmonton (City), 2016 ABCA 57 (CanLII) Disputes between developers of new residential properties and landowners, especially in the context of … Continue reading

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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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