Norcope hearing no go

The court battle between contractor Norcope Enterprises and the Yukon government adjourned. It’s a dispute over $2-million worth of work on the Whistle Bend subdivision.

The court battle between contractor Norcope Enterprises and the Yukon government adjourned.

It’s a dispute over $2-million worth of work on the Whistle Bend subdivision.

This morning Doug Gonder, the president of Norcope, was scheduled to be cross-examined by lawyers representing the Yukon government, but that didn’t happen.

Norcope is seeking damages for work on the subdivision that they say should have been awarded to them.

They have a $15.9-million contract to put in water and sewer infrastructure.

When Sidhu trucking was given $2 million of work on in the same area, Norcope cried foul.

They contend that the work should have been awarded to them under the terms of their contract.

The government disagrees.

So does Sidhu.

Norcope was asking the court to issue a stop work order on the disputed work.

Lawyers for Sidhu trucking submitted a letter to the court at the eleventh hour, arguing against Norcope’s petition for a stop work order.

Because Sidhu’s lawyers weren’t available today, the hearing has been adjourned.

It’s now scheduled to be back in court the next available date, July 28.

Contact Josh Kerr at joshk@yukon-news.com