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Environmental group praises N.S. government for its decision to block new golf course

Ecology Action Centre wants provincial parks act amended to prevent future development plans

April 25, 2023  By Turf & Rec

An environmental group is offering its praise to the Nova Scotia government for denying the go-ahead for a new golf course to be built on provincial park property on Cape Breton Island.

The senior wilderness coordinator for the Ecology Action Centre says the West Mabou provincial park property has been doing its part to fend off a decline in biodiversity, and a new golf course would undo those efforts.

Raymond Plourde added he hopes the Nova Scotia government will enact legislation that better protects provincial parks from private industry. He says he fears without an amendment made to provincial park legislation that private industry will again attempt to build on park property.

The current provincial parks act allows businesses or buildings to be constructed on park land as long as they are for the convenience or benefit of the public.

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