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NL government to pay quarry owner $10 million for lost business

November 21, 2022  By CBC News

An appeals court has upheld an order for the Newfoundland and Labrador government to pay $10 million to a salt and gravel company over lost business during construction of the Outer Ring Road in the late 1990s.

On Nov. 8, Justice Gillian Butler wrote in her decision that City Sand and Gravel Ltd., which operated a quarry near Paradise until 2018, is entitled to compensation.

Problems began in 1994, when the Department of Transportation and Works commissioned a report that concluded no changes to the company’s drilling and blasting operations would be needed to accommodate the Outer Ring Road and that only intermittent road closures would be required.

(CBC News)


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