Court ruling leaves door open for federal government to weigh in on E&N – Times Colonist

Court ruling leaves door open for federal government to weigh in on E&N – Times Colonist

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202125 Views

September 15, 2021

The Snaw-Naw-As First Nation has lost a court appeal to regain a portion of E&N Railway land, but a door has been left open that could determine the future of the line.

The B.C. Court of Appeal has given the federal government 18 months to decide whether it wants to restore the rail line and is willing to help fund it.

The E&N used to run between Victoria and Courtenay, with a leg to Parksville. But it has not provided passenger service since 2011 due to the poor condition of its tracks. A remaining section of the line is used for freight traffic out of Nanaimo.

Read More: https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/court-ruling-leaves-door-open-for-federal-government-to-weigh-in-on-e-n-1.24357958

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