It is Gas N Go and Go again. Is there never to be an end to the Gas N Go fiasco?
When the Sierra Club lost their first court case against Gas N Go Petroleum North Ltd. they took their arguments to the Supreme Court of Canada, where three appellate judges upheld the original ruling against them.
The club may say — don’t mess with Mother Nature — but they now have to face the reality that they can’t mess with the end results of a messy court case either.
They have sought leniency from the CVRD regarding the $16,500 that remains outstanding in payment. A onetime final payout of $5,000 from the Sierra Club is laughable and the CVRD obviously thought so, too.
We all recognize that the Sierra Club is a non-profit, charitable organization that relies on the public’s support to stay afloat. Mr Bell speaks of donor fatigue.
Well, there is no surprise there! Many people in the Valley donated thousands of dollars to help flog this dead horse. I’m not one of them but I’d be fed up as well.
Then, of course, there is the matter of the $3,000 still owing to Gas N Go Petroleum North Ltd. There being no hope of a taxpayer bailout. I suspect Mr Procter will simply have to whistle for it. Especially since one can’t get blood out of a Comox Estuary stone.
Sierra Club Comox Valley is now in dire need of money and is putting its hand out to the cash strapped public for a bailout. The same folks I assume who paid to get them into this financial debacle in the first place.
The taxpayers of the Comox Valley are now forced to pay $54,000 as a result of this rather lengthly boondoggle at a time when residential taxes (I wonder why) are on the rise.
Perhaps it is time for the Sierra Club to get its ducks in a row before the excrement gets too deep to step out of. So Mr. Bell et al, I hope you have laid your bed on warm organic filler because now you may just have to lie on it.