Verdun aims at Nuns’ Island golf course

In 2007, Verdun leased out some Nuns’ Island land to be used as a public golf course. Since then, the operator has started charging $10,000 a year and has been flooding nearby houses with bright lights at night. Verdun plans to have it shut down for breaking its rules, but there’s bound to be a legal fight.

Not the first time this has been reported. Radio-Canada had a piece almost a year ago and there have been reports about the egregious floodlighting since.

Why is Verdun frittering scarce land on golf when it could use either more housing or a decent general park in that area, anyway?