INJUNCTION TO KEEP PROTESTERS AWAY

WEST VANCOUVER, B.C. — B.C. Ferries has been granted an injunction by B.C. Supreme Court to keep protesters from interfering with the Horseshoe Bay expansion project.

The injunction comes just weeks after an injunction filed by the Gleneagles Concerned Parents Committee was overturned. The group is opposed to the $30 million expansion, which is taking place near Gleneagles Elementary School.

Picketers held up the project last week and although the ferry corporation agrees with their right to protest, they feel it shouldn’t interfere with the construction process.

“BC Ferries respects the rights of individuals to protest a court decision with which they do not agree, and has identified an alternate location off the construction site on Keith Road, where protesters can continue their demonstration without affecting the construction work,” says B.C. Ferries spokeswoman, Deborah Dykes.

The expansion is aimed at improving safety at the terminal and alleviating traffic congestion, which should benefit truckers.

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