The 60-day limitation period on giving notice of snow/ice injury referred to in s. 6 of the Occupiers’ Liability Act has now come into force, as of January 29, 2021.

The notice of such an injury must include the date, time and location of the occurrence and it must be personally served or sent by registered mail to the applicable occupier and/or the independent contractor employed by the occupier to remove snow or ice on the premises during the relevant period when the injury occurred.  An occupier who receives that notice must also serve the notice on any other relevant occupiers and the snow removal contractor.

Failure by an injured person to give that notice to at least one occupier on time will cause that injured person to lose rights to recover recompense in most cases.

See our January 19, 2021 post for further details.