Feds appeal Kapyong verdict, extending battle
Five-year-long legal battle over Kapyong Barracks will continue
The legal battle over what will happen to Kapyong Barracks was extended Monday, when the federal government appealed the latest court decision in the case.
In Dec. 2012, the federal government was ordered to consult with First Nations before it sold the former Canadian Forces base at Kenaston Boulevard and Grant Avenue.
In documents filed late Friday, the federal government alleges the judge made several errors in the decision.
The future of the Kapyong site has been in limbo for years, as a group of four First Nations have attempted to secure it as part of a treaty land entitlement.
In 2004, the land was vacated by the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, when they relocated to CFB Shilo near Brandon, Man.
Three years later, the federal Treasury Board made a move to sell the site to the Canada Lands Co., a Crown corporation that would be tasked with overseeing the land's redevelopment and sale.
But that plan was immediately stalled when the group of First Nations asked the Federal Court to overturn the sale.
The latest appeal means the five-year legal battle over the land will continue in Federal Court.
A date for the appeal has not yet been set.