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CAN (BC): Princeton-based grower faces $1.4M lawsuit over for missing payments

Owners of a cannabis cultivation facility under construction near Princeton are facing legal action after allegedly falling behind in contract payments to the facility’s contractor.

Ketza Pacific Construction Ltd, launched a civil suit against Castle Rock Farms and B.C. Green Pharmaceuticals on Oct. 23 in B.C. Supreme Court in Campbell River. Ketza Pacific Construction is claiming damages in excess of $1 million alleging Castle Rock failed to pay for work completed within contract dates stipulated.

B.C. Green Pharmaceuticals owns the adjacent parcels upon which the operation was to be constructed. Ketza entered into a contract in September 2018, with Castle Rock as prime contractor for construction of the cannabis facility, located on David Brown Way in Princeton.

The work was to be completed in phases but following a change order and subsequent side agreement made in June and September of this year, subphases of the project were removed, resulting in an accounting issue for Castle Rock and an ultimate holdback of funds by Castle Rock, court documents show.

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