NEW BRUNSWICK, Canada – Good fences make good neighbors, as long as that fence isn’t made from manure, apparently.
A Canadian couple has been awarded $15,000 in damages, to be paid by neighbors who’ve additionally been banned by the decide’s Jan. 19 determination from spreading manure inside about 1,000 ft of David and Joan Gallant’s property.
The Calgary Herald reviews the Gallants purchased their place in rural New Brunswick in 2001; between then and November 2013, issues went south with their Indian Mountain neighbors, Lee and Shirley Murray.
The Gallants alleged that in that month, load upon load of “recent, unseasoned, moist, uncooked manure” was dumped by the Murrays onto land adjoining to their very own property.
To get a way of scale, there was sufficient of it that it was seen by way of a Google Earth photograph. The Gallants say almost a whole yr handed earlier than they complained to the New Brunswick Farm Practices Evaluate Board; a short while later, the manure pile was eliminated.
However when the board in December 2014 decided the manure positioning was an “unacceptable farming follow,” the Gallants alleged the Murrays retaliated within the type of an extended scratch on their automotive.
Early the subsequent yr, the Gallants sued, outlining a litany of different alleged transgressions, together with rocks pressured onto their land by way of a snowblower. The Murrays say they may attraction.
America isn’t free from its personal manure-associated debacles. WJAR reported in September on a tussle between Rhode Island neighbors. Gerald Zarrella had been internet hosting weddings on his Exeter property, and claimed his neighbors dumped hen manure close to it in retaliation; the neighbors have been ordered to maneuver the manure.
(Horse manure is on the coronary heart of a authorized dispute over spiritual freedom.)
This text initially appeared on Newser: Neighbors Struggle Over Manure Pile Seen by way of Google Earth
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