HORSESHOE BAY TERMINAL EXPANSION UNDER FIRE

WEST VANCOUVER, B.C. — The battle between a group of concerned parents and B.C. Ferries over their Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal expansion raged on in B.C. Supreme Court yesterday.

Parents of children at Gleneagles Elementary School are asking the court to order a halt to the construction so an air pollution study can be conducted.

Their lawyer, David Gibbons, said the project “will devastate the community of Horseshoe Bay.” He also contended that the neighborhood and school are inside a “basin” that retains polluted air during certain weather conditions.

Gibbons read affidavits in support of the parents’ from West Vancouver council and school board, the B.C. Medical Association, the Greater Vancouver Regional District and Opposition Leader Gordon Campbell.

B.C. Ferrie’s lawyer is expected to make his case in Supreme Court today.

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