Local snow clearing company files response to civil claim 

Council Brief: Vancouver resident filed civil claim in November after a 2016 fall in Whistler Village

click to enlarge CIVIL CLAIM A Vancouver resident originally filed a notice of civil claim against the Resort Municipality of Whistler and Whistler All Time Moving, which has denied all allegations, after slipping on a pedestrian bridge in Whistler Village in December 2016.
  • CIVIL CLAIM A Vancouver resident originally filed a notice of civil claim against the Resort Municipality of Whistler and Whistler All Time Moving, which has denied all allegations, after slipping on a pedestrian bridge in Whistler Village in December 2016.

A local snow-clearing company has filed its response to a notice of civil claim filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia late last year.

In its response, Whistler All Time Moving "denies each and every allegation" contained in the notice of civil claim filed by Vancouver resident Ioana Voermann in November.

Voermann was crossing the bridge over Village Gate Boulevard on Dec. 29, 2016, when she slipped and fell on snow and/or ice, according to the claim filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on Nov. 28.

The claim stated that, as a result of her fall, Voermann suffered a concussion, headaches, soft-tissue injuries, stress and anxiety, generalized pain and suffering; and "such further and other injuries that shall be proven at trial."

But in its response, Whistler All Time denies that the fall occurred, as alleged or at all.

The company also stated in its response that the bridge in question was "reasonably safe for use by all members of the public," and that Whistler All Time properly cleared the bridge to the extent it was obligated to do so (as agreed upon by any contract and the common law standard of care).

Along with Whistler All Time, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is also listed as a defendant.

The municipality has yet to file its own response.

When originally asked for comment, the RMOW said it is aware of the claim and that its insurer, the Municipal Insurance Association of BC, is handling it.

Voermann is seeking relief for general damages, special damages, cost of future care, loss of housekeeping capacity, an in-trust claim for friends and family who provided her services, legal costs, interests pursuant to the Court Order Interest Act, and "such further and other relief as this honourable court may deem just."

Whistler All Time, in its response, opposes the granting of all relief sought.

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