• Steinbach 204.326.3442 - 85 PTH 12 North, Steinbach, MB, R5G 1A7
  • Niverville 204.388.9300 - Box 1120, 62 Main Street, Niverville, MB, R0A 1E0
 

Search

The Curious Case of Fuhrious Finneous

The former MP for our area now sits as a Court of Queen’s Bench judge. Justice Toews recently issued a colourful decision in regards to ownership of a pet. The case deals with a dispute over the ownership of a dog, having its origin in a romantic relationship that fell apart. The plaintiff in the case had moved in with the defendant and her children,… Read More »

Rent Guidelines for 2017

The Manitoba Government has set the rent increase guideline – being the amount by which landlords can increase the rent of units without applying to the branch – to 1.5% effective January 1, 2017. There are certain residential units that are exempt from the rent increase guidelines, including: units renting for more than $1,455 a month as of December 31, 2016 units managed by, or… Read More »

Capital Gains for Farmers and Farmland

Farmers get special treatment from the government. For most citizens capital gains tax applies when an asset is sold, on the difference between the value when it was initially acquired and the value its sold for.  (There are some exceptions, such as for a personal residence.) This can be different for farmers. The government created special rules to preserve the family farm.  A farmer who… Read More »