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Morning File: West Mabou Beach Provincial Park

Tim Bousquet and Jennifer Henderson The Halifax Examiner - Dec. 2, 2022

Originally published here

The discovery of the rare species may complicate the Cabot Group’s desire to build a golf course at the park. (Cabot already operates two other seaside golf courses in Inverness.)

Which brings us to… Donald Trump.

Yes, yes, I know. There are two groups of wealthy golfers: the crass unsophisticated with no appreciation of the environment or fine dining, and the cultured ubersophisticated who travel the world to celebrate the environment and worldly cuisine, and never the twain shall meet.

The first group drive carts across fragile ecosystems adjacent to Trump’s courses and then gouge themselves with KFC at the 19th Hole while the locals look on with embarrassment. In contrast, the second group delicately fondle rare beach flowers between rounds to better understand the oceanfront ecology before supping on Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb and Herb Gnocchi at Panaroma as they discuss saving the future through Longtermism while the locals look on with admiration and respect.

Still, maybe there are some lessons from Trump’s oceanfront golf course in Scotland.

Reports Thomas Colson for Business Insider:

Despite warnings in 2008 that the construction of an 18-hole course would destroy the sand dunes around it, Trump had pressed ahead, saying: “We will stabilize the dunes. They will be there forever. This will be environmentally better after it [the course] is built than it is before.” But as conservationists predicted, the part of the highly sensitive ecosystem on which Trump International Golf Links was built was largely ruined. Officials announced in December 2020 that the coastal sand dunes Trump’s the resort would lose their status as a protected environmental site because they had been partially destroyed.

But as I say, that could never happen here. Nova Scotia is special and always gets things right.

Read the full article here.

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