Ottawa homeowner shocked to find major excavation inches from her home

OTTAWA -- A homeowner in the Ottawa suburb of Manotick says she has had part of her property destroyed by a developer who owns the land next door. 

“I came home from work one day to find 17 trees down on my property,” homeowner Wendy Richards told CTV News Ottawa.

Richards says she could not believe what she saw returning from work one day. A major excavation, inches from her home. Most of the trees cut down she says, were hers. 

“I contacted the city of Ottawa.” Says Richards. “The bylaw people came, the Ministry of Labour. Cause basically my house was just hanging in the wind.”

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