Bill Black: Give golf course bid at Owls Head a fair shot

Nova Scotia has 131 operational provincial parks occupying 21,000 hectares. The two national parks occupy a further 135,000 hectares. 

A golf course occupies 50 to 75 hectares, depending on how much of the land is usable. The area of Nova Scotia is 5,528,400 hectares. The 65 courses we already have use less than 0.1 per cent of the total. 

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BILL BLACK: Rankin’s policies tack far to the left of McNeil

… Asked about rural economies, he [Iain Rankin] mentions farming, fishing, and forestry and the need for innovation. He does not mention mining. Tourism is important. Noting the significant level of local support, he believes that an environmentally sensitive proposal for a golf resort at Owl’s Head could be approved.  

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