Crazy kind of situation on the West Island in Sainte Anne de Bellevue where a developer actually owns one of the islands 10 “ecoterritories”. And would like to develop it, of course. There is however a movement afoot to buy the land in order to preserve it which should be the only option worth talking about and the only right thing to do.
The sad part of all this is that we even have to discuss these matters. The city said a few years ago that it was going to integrate ecoterritory, along with “green” strategies into it’s “Master Plan”. But we have seen that plan become nothing more than a vague reference package for good ideas come election time. The Tremblay administration had floundered, hemmed, and hawed on environmental and citizen issues, while giving developers unusually vast powers. The good news is that there is strong citizen support to save and protect Woods # 3, um, well, maybe that is not good news if one looks around at projects approved in recent times.