Fantastic news – in Amherstberg, Ontario a court has awarded $50,000 in costs and put a perpetual no burn convenant on a property that was causing wood smoke nuisance. Read about it here.
I support the court in its decision. I think it is wonderful that a nuisance neighbour was controlled. Burning wood is an absolutely evil thing to do to your neighbours. It is a pity it took them 6 years to get the bastard to stop.
To think I wouldn’t have had to move out of my homes if I could have got my bastard neighbours to stop. Asking politely doesn’t work. Asking a local council to help on your behalf is a frustrating experience. The courts were no help to me as lawyers and judges are ignorant schmucks when it comes to understanding science. We need protection from nuisance wood smoke. All wood smoke is a nuisance. In Amherstberg, Ontario at least you can get some justice.
And it’s definitely another reason not to buy a woodburner – your neighbours can sue you. I encourage everyone to do so. We need to get the vile stinking woodburners out of neighbourhoods where people actually live. A ban is long overdue.