Brief: Supreme Court decision on fire protection services for CSRD Area B delayed until Dec. 29

Supreme Court Justice Mayer is expected to give his ruling Friday afternoon.

A Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services water tender truck relays water from city hydrants to a fire on the Stella-Jones pole yard property in CSRD Area B in May of 2016. The fire was caused by a controlled debris burn that got out of hand after it was whipped up by winds. File photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

A Supreme Court decision on the ongoing dispute between the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) and the City of Revelstoke over fire services to parts of CSRD Area B has been delayed until Dec. 29. A court decision was originally expected by the end of the day on Thursday, Dec. 28.

The CSRD has filed an injunction seeking continuation of fire services past a Dec. 31 deadline.

The two government bodies have been unable to reach an agreement over the continued provision of fire services to CSRD areas adjacent to the city.

“Court was adjourned until tomorrow with an oral ruling expected around noon,” Allan Chabot, City of Revelstoke chief administrative officer said in an email to the Mountaineer.

Supreme Court Justice Andrew Mayer is presiding over the hearing in Vancouver.

The Mountaineer will post details on the decision as soon as they become available.

For background on the ongoing fire protection services issue between the CRSD and the city see our previous story here.