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Yacht Club Sale Questioned

John Camilleri & Tom Urbaniak

It's been a few days since the sale of the Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club to Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, and questions remain about the deal.

ECBC paid 280-thousand dollars for the Sydney waterfront property. It says it has no plans for the century-old clubhouse. The club's commodor says it's his understanding the building will be demolished to make way for future development while the club's royal charter will be extended to include the new Ben Eoin Marina.

ECBC contributed 4-million dollars toward the 4.8-million dollar cost of the project.

It all doesn't sit right with John Camilleri.

He's a concerned citizen who wrote a letter to the editor in the Cape Breton Post this morning.

The CBC's Holly Conners spoke with Mr. Camilleri outside the yacht club earlier today.   

ECBC has not made anyone available for an interview on this issue.

Holly did put out a call to political scientist Tom Urbaniak to get his thoughts. He works with Cape Breton University's Community Economic Development program, and he's involved in heritage conservation.

John Camilleri audio (runs 3:09)

Tom Urbaniak audio (runs 3:41)