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Environmental work causes buzz about Dorval Municipal Golf Course fate

DORVAL — Stakes that have appeared on the Dorval Municipal Golf Course have created a buzz of speculation that digging could begin soon.

However, an attorney representing an ad hoc organization to save the course says the stakes actually represent a positive step for people who want the course to remain.

Ricardo Hrtschan says they are there because an environmental survey is taking place as part of the end-of-lease terms.

“If any work started we would immediately request an injunction,” he said.

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The environmental work, he believes, actually bolsters his legal position that the corporation that manages Trudeau Airport is subject to local and provincial law.

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Dorval learned almost one year ago that the airport is ending its lease with the city and planning to expand onto the course land.

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