03/18/2016 11:25 EDT | Updated 03/19/2017 01:12 EDT

Fired Thorhild County councillors can stay on the job another two months: judge

EDMONTON — A judge says three Thorhild County councillors who were fired by the Alberta government can stay on the job at least until mid-May.

Reeve Dan Buryn and councillors Wayne Croswell and Larry Sisson were dismissed last week over concerns about council infighting, conflict of interest and poor decision-making.

A temporary injunction allowing them to keep their positions has been extended until May 13 pending a final ruling on their firing. 

The province released a report last September outlining problems and directed the council to fix them.

Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee has said the councillors were let go after they refused to comply with a directive to hire a chief administrative officer with experience.

Croswell says the councillors were hoping for a final ruling, but are pleased with the extension.

(CTV Edmonton, The Canadian Press)