SD73 suing Edmonton company

Kamloops-Thompson School District number 73 suing Edmonton company

By Tim Petruk

Kamloops This Week

The Kamloops-Thompson school district has filed a lawsuit against an Edmonton company, with the district claiming it forked over $12,000 for materials and received nothing in return.

According to a notice of claim filed at the Kamloops Law Courts last week, the school district paid Edmonton-based Sustainabuild Canada Corp.  $11,812.50 last spring. The district was attempting to purchase 2,500 carpet tiles from the company.

According to court documents, Sustainabuild told the school district the tiles would be ready to be picked up by the end of March 2011.

“The defendant failed to deliver the carpet tile as promised,” the document states.

“From April to October, 2011, the claimant [Kamloops-Thompson school district] repeatedly demanded that the defendant deliver the carpet tile. During this same time period, the defendant repeatedly promised it would do so.”

The notice of claim states the school district threatened legal action in October. The document was filed on Feb. 7.

The school district is seeking $12,077.52 from Sustainabuild — the amount paid last March, plus interest and filing fees.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.