|The British Columbia Expropriation Compensation Board released its final decision on March 20th. The case was Sequoia Springs West Development Corp. v. British Columbia (Minister of Transportation and Highways),  EXLAW 305.
The Sequoia decision resulted from the re-hearing of a disturbance damage claim for development costs thrown away. The re-hearing followed a successful appeal by the Claimant in 2003. The Board awarded $114,000 for this item.
The Board's operations have been terminated as a result of amendments to the B.C. Expropriation Act that came into effect in March 2005. Responsibility for determination of compensation payable in expropriation cases has now been transferred to the British Columbia Supreme Court.