CALGARY – A man has lost a bid to escape $300,000 in legal costs related to a lake dispute in central Alberta.
Dale Andrew Mather, who is 63, and his son Kayle were ordered to pay the village of Gull Lake’s costs in a dispute over work the two did on the shore in front of their adjoining properties in 2009.
Neither Dale nor Kayle Mather could be reached for comment.
The elder Mather was also fined $20,000 in March 2013 for altering the waterfront in contravention of the Alberta Water Act.
The Mathers had asked the Alberta Court of Appeal for an extension in the time allowed to file an appeal.
The challenge related to an earlier decision by a judge in chambers concerning the civil action between the summer village and the Mathers.