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Bankrupt oil firms must clean up inactive wells, Supreme Court rules

Ottawa/Winnipeg | Reuters — Canada’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that bankrupt oil companies must clean up inactive wells, overturning lower court decisions that prioritized paying creditors and potentially raising the risks of investment in the industry. The 5-2 ruling means that the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), which had appealed the earlier court decisions, can […] Read more

When visitors come on your land

Alberta Beef Producers’ wildlife committee has reviewed the Occupiers’ Liability Act and posted its findings at albertabeef.org. Landowners must warn visitors of hazards and ensure the property is safe. If there’s an injury or death, negligence needs to be shown and if the farmer was somehow negligent in communicating a situation on the farm, that […] Read more


If the rented pasture is used to graze steers, the tenant should consider the price of feeder cattle in the spring.

What’s a fair rent for a pasture? ‘It depends’

Higher cattle prices and a decline in available pastures putting upward pressure on rental rates

Higher cattle prices have some producers and landowners revisiting their pasture leases. “Pasture rental rates can be difficult to figure out because there are many factors to consider such as local availability of land and pasture, localized demand, quality of the pasture, condition of the existing fences and water, and bargaining,” said Dean Dyck, a […] Read more