The corporate entity behind Sun Rivers is suing the owners of the community’s golf course alleging they owe more than $16,000 for unpaid water and insurance bills.
In a notice of claim filed in Kamloops provincial court, Sun Rivers Limited Partnership claims it has been told the owners of what is now Bighorn Golf and Country Club don’t have any cash to pay the outstanding bills.
In November 2017, Bighorn Golf and Country Club LLP purchased what was then Sun Rivers Golf Club and Hoodoos restaurant from Sun Rivers Limited Partnership for a reported $3 million — half of which was said to have been funded by shares purchased for $5,000 a pop, mainly by Sun Rivers residents and golfers.
The golf course was rebranded Bighorn in early 2018. Last year, the restaurant was sold to another party not involved in the Sun Rivers-Bighorn dispute. That party is now running the restaurant, called Mason’s.
According to the notice of claim, Sun Rivers is owed $16,079.44 for water services and insurance premiums for 2018 and 2019.
“The defendant [Big Horn] claims to not have funds to pay the invoices,” the document reads. “We have been told by a director of the defendant that funds were available in early 2018 to pay the invoices outstanding at that time which, if paid, would leave a balance owing by the Sun Rivers companies to the defendant. We also know, from financial statements of the defendant, that the defendant had sufficient funds in its bank account as recently as Sept. 30, 2019, to pay the balance outstanding.”
Big Horn has not filed a reply to the notice of claim and none of the allegations made by Sun Rivers have been proven in court.