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31 (1) For the purpose of exercising or performing its powers, duties and functions, a municipality may expropriate real property or works, or an interest in them, in accordance with the Expropriation Act.

  • (2) Without limiting subsection (1), in addition to the rights conferred on licensees under sections 32 and 33 of the Water Sustainability Act, a municipality may expropriate
  • (a) a licence authorizing the diversion of water from a stream or an aquifer that is suitable for a water supply for the municipality, and
  • (b) any work constructed or used under authority of the licence.
  • (3) The powers under subsections (1) and (2) also apply to property outside the municipality for the purposes of
  • (a) a service provided by the municipality to an area outside the municipality, or
  • (b) establishing and managing quarries, sand pits or gravel pits to acquire material for municipal works.

2003-26-31, effective January 1, 2004 (B.C. Reg. 423/2003); 2014-15-147, effective February 29, 2016 (B.C. Reg. 35/2016).