The BC Court of Appeal has dismissed CVRD’s application to have Madame Justice Kirkpatrick’s order discharged or varied. CHH/SIRM are allowed to continue to operate until the Court of Appeal case is heard in August.
The CVRD was successful in its petition to the BC Supreme Court. On March 21st, Justice MacKenzie declared the contaminated landfill to be a non-permitted use at the site on Stebbings Road.
The company applied for a stay of Justice MacKenzie’s injunctions, and they were granted a limited stay by Justice Kirkpatrick, which allows them to complete contracts that were in place as of March 21st.
CVRD applied to have that stay discharged or varied, but the Court of Appeal has dismissed that application, which means that the limited stay remains in place.
The stay order includes an undertaking from CHH/SIRM that they will remove any waste material imported after March 21st to the property if they are not successful in their appeals in August.
Stay strong, Shawnigan. Consider this image and remember, we’re on this journey together, and it’s not over until our watershed is protected.