Pincourt arena saga going to the courts

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There's another wrench in the saga of an arena in Pincourt that's been unfinished for a decade.

An injunction has been filed to block a deal that would have seen the arena finally get completed.

Earlier this month, the town council in Pincourt approved the sale of the property to a company headed by former Canadiens goalie Jocelyn Thibault. He had planned to spend $6.7 million to complete the project which had been halted for more than a decade.

The injunction was filed by a rival bidder — a group headed by Pincourt businessman Paul Roy and Vancouver Canucks player Alexandre Burrows. That group is looking to build its own sports complex in the nearby community of Notre-Dame de l'Ile Perrot.

The case is due back before the courts at the end of May.

Work on the arena was halted in 2003 after a dispute between the construction company involved in the project and the town's administration.

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