Mainstreet Cape Breton | Jan 29, 2013 | 7:02

Marlene Usher - ECBC Speaks

As you've been hearing in the headlines, Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation held a news conference this afternoon. It was prompted by the many questions swirling around the community recently... Questions about ECBC's decision to purchase the Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club in Sydney... And about the rationale behind its investment in the Ben Eoin Marina. ECBC head John Lynn is currently on sick leave. So executive director of advocacy and development Marlene Usher spoke in his place. Here's some of what she had to say to reporters today.

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