Pacific Booker Minerals wins court case

The ministerial decision to refuse the project's application failed to comply with standards of procedural fairness.

Pacific Booker Minerals (PBM) has won its judicial application before the B.C. Supreme Court to overturn the Oct. 1, 2012 ministerial decision to deny PBM’s application for an environmental assessment certificate (EAC).

The EAC application was for PBM’s proposed copper and gold Morrison mine project north of Granisle.

Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Affleck ruled that the ministerial decision to refuse the project’s application failed to comply with standards of procedural fairness.

In its ruling, the court quashed the province’s Oct. 1 decision, and ordered the province to reconsider PBM’s application.

Pacific Booker Minerals was also awarded legal costs in the judgment.

Check Lakes District News next week for more details on this story, and what it may mean for local First Nations who had serious concerns regarding salmon habitat near the proposed mine site.

 

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