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Map's quest wrong

I am perplexed by Tim Bousquet's piece on the start of the public consultation process re: the new Five Bridge Lakes Candidate Wilderness Area west of Halifax ("Another public land grab," Reality Bites, February 25). The accompanying map---which incidentally shows only a portion of the land parcel in question---completely misidentifies HRM's western Common, site of a planned regional park.

The land parcel mislabelled as western Common on Bousquet's map are actually HRM-owned lands on the shore of Big Five Bridge and Moores lakes. Like the western Common, they also have been originally owned by the old City of Halifax water commission. The proposed dam that was to be built at the outlet of Moores Lake had been cancelled many decades ago, and Halifax gets its water from Pockwock Lake instead.

My main point is that the upcoming public consultations will deal with the future status of the chunk of provincial Crown land known as the Five Bridge Lakes Candidate Wilderness Area, not with the above HRM-owned properties. —Dusan Soudek, Halifax

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