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Cabot Cape Breton pressing ahead with Mabou golf proposal — despite opposition

Tom Ayers CBC News - Jan.12, 2023 Full article published here

Developers circulated this map of West Mabou Beach Provincial Park, located on the west coast of Cape Breton, outlining where the 18-hole golf course could go. Environmentalists and others say the lands are home to rare plants, lichens and birds. (Cabot Cape Breton)

In October, Cabot hired former premier Rodney MacDonald, who lives in Mabou, to approach local arts, business and historical groups to gauge opinions on the proposal and to offer them annual payments to help them keep operating.

The developer has also created a website to provide information on the project and get feedback.

Cowan-Dewar said he's not ready yet to approach the provincial government with a solid proposal, but that is still in the works.

Proposal not submitted to province — yet

"At some point we'll draw that to a close and move forward, either positively or otherwise and if it's positively, which I continue to hope it will be, we would submit an application to the government," he said.

In an email, Nova Scotia's Department of Natural Resources said it remains open to "hearing ideas that may provide a public benefit," but it does not have any to consider right now.

Read the full article here.

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