Nanaimo City Councillors have voted to seek a stay and file an appeal of the province’s order to remediate the Colliery Dams.
Mayor Bill McKay says he voted against that decision, in light of what the City’s lawyer had to say.
However, McKay says the majority of council wanted to file an appeal so that’s the route they’re taking.
He says the actual wording of the appeal has yet to be determined, but they’ll have to figure it out quickly because it has to be filed by the 29th at the very latest.
Council also voted to request a meeting with senior government officials.
Councillor Bill Bestwick is hopeful that meeting will be productive.
Bestwick says he doesn’t think the dams pose as much of a risk as first thought, and the province should reconsider the risk classification.