While the text in this CBC news item should read “The Williams Lake Backlands, part of the larger Purcells Cove Backlands”, the piece is nonetheless reporting on some possibly very good news.
The subititle to the CBC news item is “Development company is willing to sell close to 162 hectares of land to the municipality”.
“The Shaw Group has teamed up with the Nature Conservancy of Canada to negotiate an agreement with Halifax region over the future of the Purcells Cove Backlands.
“The Shaw Group owns close to 162 hectares of the urban wilderness, but the development company is willing to sell land to the municipality.
“We have provided an evaluation and a discounted purchase price for the lands,” said Alan Shaw, president of the Shaw Group. “We have listened to what the public has to say and the importance of these lands to the future green network.”
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