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Dam deadlock at City Hall

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Nanaimo’s Mayor says he’s worried about the legal implications if the City doesn’t meet a deadline set by the Dam Safety Section.

The City has been given until March 27th to come up with a solid plan for remediation of the Colliery Dams, or face the consequences.

Bill McKay says Nanaimo MLA and longtime lawyer Leonard Krog recently shared some advice with him.

McKay says he’s taking that advice to heart.

Several Councillors, including Ian Thorpe also said at last night’s meeting that the province’s deadline has to be taken very seriously.

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Thorpe’s motion to debate options for remediation at the next council meeting was defeated in a 4-4 tie.

Councillors voted last month to consult with stakeholders before making a decision, but so far those meetings with the Colliery Dam Park Preservation Society and Snuneymuxw First Nation haven’t happened.

 

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