This case was heard in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.
A site at 1275 Old Sambro Road in Harrietsfield, Nova Scotia was used for many years as a construction and debris recycling facility—first by RDM Recycling Limited (which later changed its name to 3012334 Nova Scotia Limited) and then by the numbered company 3076525 Nova Scotia Limited (which took over the business name “RDM Recycling”). Operations at the facility created leachate runoff that contaminated the soil and groundwater at the site as well as the well water of a number of Harrietsfield properties. In 2010, Nova Scotia's Minister of Environment issued a Ministerial Order requiring both numbered companies to address the issues and remediate the site. 3076525 Nova Scotia Limited appealed to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.
Before the appeal was heard, 3076525 Nova Scotia Limited and a group of Harrietsfield residents acting as intervenors filed separate motions to have new or additional evidence included in the hearing. After considering the motions, the Court allowed 3076525 Nova Scotia Limited to include an affidavit by the principal of the company, and it denied the Harrietsfield residents’ request.
To read about other decisions related to this case, go to 3076525 Nova Scotia Ltd. v. Nova Scotia (Environment), 2015 NSSC 137 (CanLII), 3076525 NS v. Minister of the Environment, 2016 NSSC 138 (CanLII), Brown v. Nova Scotia (Environment), 2016 NSSC 319 (CanLII), and 3076525 Nova Scotia Limited v. Nova Scotia (Environment), 2017 NSSC 67 (CanLII).