Planned Condo Development on Juno Beach Site Cancelled After Government Deal

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The Juno Beach Centre, wherever  Canada's relation   successful  the D-Day penetration  is commemorated, is shown successful  Courseulles sur Mer, France, Apr. 28, 2004. (The Canadian Press/Franck Prevel)

The Juno Beach Centre, wherever Canada's relation successful the D-Day penetration is commemorated, is shown successful Courseulles sur Mer, France, Apr. 28, 2004. (The Canadian Press/Franck Prevel)

A projected condominium improvement connected Juno Beach successful France has been cancelled aft nationalist outcry and a three-year ineligible fight.

The Canadian and French governments are helping the municipality of Courseulles-sur-Mer bargain a parcel of onshore wherever a developer plannedto physique a 70-unit building.

Veterans Affairs Canada says the operation “posed a menace to some the integrity of Juno Beach itself, and Juno Beach Centre operations.”

Developers planned to usage a backstage roadworthy adjacent to the centre for astir 2 years during construction, which the centre says would origin “chaos” and information concerns for visitors.

Federal and section governments are besides negotiating a 99-year lease to support a parcel of onshore wherever Canadian soldiers landed connected D-Day successful June 1944, including a information of Juno Park wherever visitors to the centre circuit aged bunkers.

The plans sparked a run called Save Juno Beach, which encouraged radical to constitute letters to members of Parliament and French officials calling for a halt to the improvement plans.

“Canadians marque a committedness each Remembrance Day to ne'er hide the sacrifices made for aboriginal generations. And this year, we forced our authorities to measurement up and support the bequest and estimation of our state arsenic an state and unit for bully successful a war-torn world,” the group’s founder, Cindy Clegg, said successful a statement.

The Juno Beach Centre, a privately tally depository that was built successful 2003, has tally into fiscal trouble owed to the pandemic and a ineligible combat with the building’s developer.

“The colony volition guarantee that the Juno Beach Centre and the Canadian memorial beingness successful Normandy are preserved for generations to come,” the centre said successful a connection Friday.

Veterans Affairs agreed successful January to supply up to $500,000 implicit the adjacent 2 years to screen immoderate of the Juno Beach Centre’s expenses and assistance it upwind the pandemic, connected apical of the $500,000 Ottawa gives the depository each year.

The Canadian Press

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