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London council ends River Road debate, voting 9-5 to close municipal course

Supporters argue course could prosper during pandemic


February 17, 2021
By CBC News

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The door has closed at London’s River Road Golf Course. The municipal course has been deemed a money loser for some time, and city council has voted 9-5 to permanently shut it down and sell the land. The course didn’t open in 2020, even though golf largely prospered across the board amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A city councillor who opposed River Road’s closure argued it was too early to make such a decision, suggesting that keeping it open in 2021 could gauge how it could perform with few other options for recreational activity.

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