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FORESTRY AND TIMBER - Logging grounds - Crown lands

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 @ 8:44 AM  

Appeal by BC from the dismissal of its action against Canfor and Barlow. Canfor cross-appealed from the dismissal of its counterclaim. Canfor and Barlow cross-appealed from the costs awarded. The action arose from a June 2010 forest fire first discovered in and next to a logging cutblock being harvested by Canfor’s subcontractor, Barlow. The fire burned out of control for several weeks, despite best efforts by firefighters, ultimately burning 6,100 hectares of Crown land. BC sued Canfor and Barlow in negligence, and Canfor for breach of...