Horseshoe Bay expansion could be scrapped yet

WEST VANCOUVER, B.C. — As work on B.C. Ferries’ Horseshoe Bay expansion project proceeds full-steam ahead, news has come the project could soon be halted.

That’s the statement made by Liberal candidate Ted Nebbeling at an all-candidates meeting last week.

“We have said that when or if elected we will stop the project immediately,” Nebbeling told the crowd, noting that B.C. Ferries opted not to subject the expansion to the usual impact studies and a full consultation process. “There are millions in contracts that need to be signed. We will not sign them.”

Later, Nebbeling admitted the project could proceed eventually, but not before a number of studies are completed.

The $30 million expansion project is aimed at improving service and safety at the terminal, where trucks are routinely backed up on the Upper Level highway at peak times.

B.C. Supreme Court recently overturned an injunction filed by and angry group of parents who claim the pollution and increased traffic will have a negative impact on a neighboring school.

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