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A Judicial Review beginning Monday in BC’s Supreme Court in Vancouver has champions for the environment crossing their fingers.
The case, started by The Friends of Strathcona Park, challenges the Provincial Government's authority on how they protect parkland.
At the centre of the case is a park use permit for a private resort on Vancouver Island allowing horses into what environmental activists call a secluded and pristine wilderness area.
Activists claim the permit is not in the public interest.
They say it puts business interests ahead of recreational users--and the park's ecosystem.
Part of Strathcona Park includes some of the environmentally sensitive Clayoquot Sound.
The review will be heard through Friday.