Nova Scotia minister unaware of pause on controversial sale of coastal land

Keith Doucette
The Canadian Press
Feb. 20, 2020

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HALIFAX—Nova Scotia’s minister of lands and forests says he has not yet been informed of any change in an American couple’s plans to acquire a section of rugged Crown-owned land along the province’s Eastern Shore.

Iain Rankin said Thursday he intends to reach out to U.S.-based developers Beckwith and Kitty Gilbert, who have proposed to build as many as three golf courses in the area known as Owls Head.

“We haven’t heard anything official from the Gilberts,” Rankin told reporters. “We’ll reach out to them to see if they want that (offer) terminated or if they are looking for something else.”

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