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Friday, September 17, 2010

Wind Farm may seek $450,000 costs from landowner over ex parte injunction

On August 25, the Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatoon granted an interim injunction stopping further construction on the Red Lily Wind Farm.  David McKinnon, a landowner within the Red Lily project area, applied for the injunction on an ex parte basis (i.e. without the presence of the other parties, including the wind farm owner and the local municipalities).  A week later, on September 1, the Court overturned the injunction after hearing from all parties. 

In order to obtain the injunction, McKinnon had to undertake to pay damages if the injunction was found to be unnecessary and damages were caused.  Red Lily Wind Farm claims that the cost of the construction delay was $74,000 per day for 6 days, totalling nearly $450,000.  The company says it is considering seeking to recover the damages from McKinnon.

Read the story at: world-spectator.com.