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Whistler heading back to court over parkland expropriation

Saxton family files appeal on Rainbow ruling



The municipality's decades-old Rainbow Park expropriation lawsuit isn't over.

Though a B.C. Supreme Court judge ordered the municipality to pay $1.5 million to the Saxton family last month for the land, that ruling is now being appealed.

The municipality confirmed this morning that Rainbow Country Estates filed a notice of appeal.

Twenty-five years ago the municipality expropriated 108 acres of land owned by the Saxton family, paying them $367,000.

The two sides fought in court for years over the value of that land.

In the end the B.C. Supreme Court ruled that land was worth $1.3 million.

That wasn't the end of the matter though as more court battles ensued over interest.

Stay tuned to the Pique for more on the story.

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