More than four months after survey problems were discovered, the owners of 52 new Whitehorse Copper lots still can’t get title to their land.
“The government is addressing the issue with the survey,” said Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Archie Lang during Monday’s question period.
“We certainly are getting the titles and the surveys cleared up as quickly as we can to get the land in the hands of the individuals who purchased it.”
In the interim, the new property owners can’t even get bank financing, said Liberal MLA Gary McRobb.
“These problems should have been resolved long before now,” he said.
“I’ve been talking to people who planned to move there, but couldn’t get financing and couldn’t find another place to live.”
The surveying was budgeted at $150,000, said McRobb, during question period.
“But that cost has risen to nearly $200,000.”
The lands branch is working to get the land properly surveyed and in the hands of the rightful owners, said Lang.
“We’re doing that as we speak, and we’re doing it as fast as we possibly can, considering the situation that we have on the ground — winter and all of the things that arise from that.
“We are working on it, and it should be resolved very quickly.”
“It’s disgusting it’s taken more than four months,” said McRobb.