Bouba received special permission under the Radio and Satellite Signal Reception Act to erect a radio tower on his property. The statute specified a number of technical requirements about broadcast frequency and power, but it did not impose requirements or restrictions regarding the height, shape, size, or location of the tower. Bouba built a very tall tower at the edge of his property, about 10 metres from a house that belonged to Virginia on the neighbouring piece of land. Virginia expressed concern about the height of the tower, but Bouba claimed statutory authority under the Radio and Satellite Signal Reception Act. That tower toppled over during a snowstorm and crashed through Virginia’s roof. Virginia sued Bouba.