VANCOUVER, B.C. — The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of B.C. Ferries, and overturned an injunction to block expansion of the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal.
The plan had been stalled by a group of parents who say the expansion is too close to Gleneagles Elementary School. However, B.C. Supreme Court Justice, Eric Chamberlist, says that the traveling public deserves a new, safer ferry terminal facility.
He also noted that B.C. Ferries has made many changes during the planning stages to placate residents of Horseshoe Bay. The injunction was aimed at halting the $30 million project due to pollution, health and safety concerns.
B.C. Ferries has continued with the expansion, which will increase the capacity of the holding compound, alleviate traffic congestion and provide a safer environment for travelers and employees.