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Posted on: April 13, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Cross Appeal Filed on Contaminated Soil Case


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April 8, 2016

Cross Appeal Filed on CVRD vs Cobble Hill Holdings/South Island Aggregates

Duncan, BC - On Wednesday, April 6, legal counsel for the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) provided arguments to the BC Court of Appeal in response to an application by Cobble Hill Holdings/South Island Aggregates and South Island Resource Management to allow continued acceptance of contaminated soils on their property while they appeal the recent BC Supreme Court ruling that declared a contaminated solid facility was not a permitted use on their Stebbings Road property. The hearing lasted two hours and the presiding Justice indicated a ruling would be provided late in the week of April 11.

On Thursday, April 7, legal counsel for the CVRD submitted a notice of cross-appeal to the BC Court of Appeal, requesting an order to remove the soil management facility, the soil treatment facility and all landfill cells and any waste material, including contaminated soil and ash stored, treated or landfilled on the Stebbings Road property. Although the BC Supreme Court decision of March 21, 2016 declared the landfill facility to be a prohibited land use, the court denied the CVRD’s request for an order to have the contaminated material and associated facilities removed from the property.

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For more information, please contact:
Brian Carruthers
Chief Administrative Officer