BC Hydro makes legal filing to stop illegal camping at Vancouver office
BC Hydro today filed a notice of civil claim and an application for an injunction in BC Supreme Court to prevent overnight camping on the grounds outside its office in Vancouver. BC Hydro is seeking to protect public and employee safety, and regain safe access to its office for employees and customers.
A protest camp was set up on March 13 and has been occupied 24 hours a day since then. The camp has grown in size and poses health and safety risks for members of the public and BC Hydro employees. It has also made it difficult for employees and BC Hydro customers to access the building.
On April 7, BC Hydro distributed notices to the overnight campers saying they do not have permission to be on the property overnight and advised that they could set up in a designated area in front of the BC Hydro office from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily to express their opinions. The campers were asked to remove their tents, tarps, wood structures and latrine. However, they have not complied.
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