Heritage Conservation Act

Heritage Conservation Act (continued) #288

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A., LL.B. As discussed in the previous column, early planning may reduce the overall costs. For example, with early advice, an owner may be able to change his or her plans before an excavation disturbs the artifacts within the site, to avoid the higher remedial cost of screening and salvaging the artifacts from disturbed

Heritage Conservation Act #287

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A., LL.B. Although legislation to protect and conserve heritage property in British Columbia has been in existence since 1925, its impact upon residential homeowners and small property owners has seemed remote. That changed in the Victoria area with newspaper reports of the problems experienced by a beachfront owner of property whose excavations for a