Cabot Links and Cabot Cliff courses concerns

The Margaree Environmental Association has concerns about air quality near the Cabot Links and Cabit Cliffs golf courses.

Co-Chair Neal Livingston told the Cape Breton Post he has written to the Environment Department expressing concern about possible pesticide and herbicide drifting from the courses Cabot Links and Cabot Cliff courses.  Golf courses are alllowed to use some pesticides and chemicals which the general public isn’t, but must maintain buffers with other properties; and Livingstone says that’s not enough.  He says drift monitors should be set up and research done on the drifting chemicals.

Then-environment Minister Margaret Mitchell wrote that based on inspections to date, there’s no evidence to warrant additional monitoring.