Golf Attacks – Kingston, Ottawa, Toronto – City-Owned Golf Courses Are Being Obliterated, Abandoned, & Re-Evaluated For Disposal – Belle Park Fairways Golf Course – 2018 02 16

 

Overview From An Independent Perspective

The Golf Industry Faces
Imminent & Lethal Attacks !


As predicted, municipal officials have begun OBLITERATING city-owned golf courses.  Traditionally, they have conspired to impose pesticide bans, and now, they want to OBLITERATE all golf courses.  This is being achieved with strategies of concocted fear-mongering, threats, mis-conceptions, terrжr, fraudulent lies, coercion, deceptions, and paranoid conspiracies.  According to these truth-challenged officials, city-owned golf courses are bad for the environment, and they are NOT PROFITABLE.  Since when does a city-operated golf course have to make a PROFIT ?!?!  Are all recreational facilities expected to make a PROFIT ?!?!  Aquatic facilities, arenas, community centres, driving range, fitness centres, gardens, golf courses, marinas, orchards, parks, pickleball courts, rinks, rugby and other sports fields, and trails.  All of these city-operated facilities are expected to make a PROFIT ?!?!  Really ?!?!  REALLY ?!?!  And what about city-operated transit services ?!?!  Are municipal transit services expected to make a PROFIT ?!?!  Only ONE-THIRD of municipal transit is financed by riders.  The remaining TWO-THIRDS needs to come from the municipal tax base. Are municipal transit services expected to make a PROFIT ?!?!  No !  ABSOLUTELY NO !  Then, why do city-owned golf courses have to make a PROFIT ?!?!  Not surprisingly, municipal officials are despicable liars and truly hate of the game of golf.  They are golf-hating enviro-lunatжcs.

 

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February 16th, 2018

 

TVOntario

 

Province Of Ontario

 

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Background Information

 

Kingston’s Golf Course Has Been Obliterated, Forever

 

Kingston is a city in eastern Ontario, mid-way between Toronto, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec, with a population of almost 124,000. 

 

As predicted, Kingston’s city-owned Belle Park Fairways Golf Course has been OBLITERATED. 

 

In June 2012, Mayor Mark Gerretsen remarked that the city-owned golf course could be converted into a park and solar power facility. 

 

In essence, Belle Park was doomed because Mayor Mark Gerretsen comes from a family of anti-pesticide politicians and activists. 

 

Traditionally, they have conspired to impose pesticide bans, and they want to obliterate all golf facilities.   

 

Mayor Mark Gerretsen is the son of John Gerretsen, who was the enviro-lunatжc Minister of the Environment who imposed the reckless and arbitrary prohibition against pest control products in the province of Ontario. 

 

This was achieved with strategies of concocted fear-mongering, threats, mis-conceptions, terrжr, fraudulent lies, coercion, deceptions, and paranoid conspiracies. 

 

Ostensibly, Gerretsen’s son is also an anti-pesticide enviro-lunatжc. 

 

Ultimately, the current elected officials of Kingston have decided to agree with the Gerretsen family, and have finally OBLITERATED Belle Park Fairways Golf Course, forever. 

 

 

 

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Golf Attacks    The Obliteration Of The Golf Industry Is Imminent

 

Kingston’s Destructive Hatred Against The Game Of Golf

 

 

Rather Than Extend The Pesticide Ban

Exception Status, Kingston’s Golf-Hating

Elected Officials Simply Decided To

Obliterate Belle Park Fairways Golf Course

 

 

When the spring thaw melts the snow over Belle Park Fairways Golf Course, Kingston’s city-operated golf course for more than 40 years, no one will be manicuring its putting greens in preparation for the golf season. 

 

That’s because after four years of discussion and examination, the city decided to OBLITERATE the nine-hole course. 

 

According to Adam McCluskey, manager of recreational facilities for the City of Kingston   

 

Our goal in terms of providing recreational amenities is  :  how do we get the most amount of people using the site to its fullest potential ?!?! 

 

And despite more than four decades of operation, not to mention its close proximity to the downtown core, it seems few people in the city will miss Belle Park. 

 

Kingston’s decision to OBLITERATE its city-operated golf course comes as other elected officials in Ontario also become cognizant of their destructive HATRED of the game of golf. 

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

Kingston’s Golf-Hating Elected Officials

 

On December 13th, 2007, Kingston’s elected officials imposed prohibition against pest control products used in the urban landscape. 

 

Coincidentally, a pesticide ban exception status was provided to Belle Park Fairways Golf Course, ONLY UNTIL DECEMBER 31st, 2017. 

 

After this date, Belle Park would have been UNABLE to provide ADEQUATE PLAYING CONDITIONS for its customers. 

 

It is common-knowledge that it is IMPOSSIBLE for a golf facility to keep its property playable and beautiful WITHOUT the use of conventional pest control products. 

 

Nonetheless, Kingston’s officials were NEVER expected to extend the exception status. 

 

Rather than extend the pesticide ban exception status, Kingston’s golf-hating elected officials simply decided to OBLITERATE the city-operated golf course, forever. 

 

 

 

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Golf Attacks    The Obliteration Of The Golf Industry Is Imminent

 

Kingston’s Money-Losing Golf Course

 

 

Why Does Kingston’s Golf Course

Have To Make A Profit ?!?! 

 

Kingston’s Officials Are Despicable

Liars & Truly Hate Of The Game Of Golf

 

 

Belle Park Fairways Golf Course’s membership numbers have been trending downward since 2010, making it increasingly difficult to justify the roughly $200,000 operational deficit the course ran each year. 

 

In 2016, for example, the course had just 66 members. 

 

And, during the water-ravaged and rained-out 2017 season, the golf course officially had zero members on its books. 

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

Kingston’s Expectation To Make A Profit

 

Since when does a city-operated golf course have to make a profit ?!?! 

 

Are all recreational facilities expected to make a profit ?!?! 

 

Aquatic facilities, arenas, community centres, driving range, fitness centres, gardens, marinas, orchards, parks, pickleball courts, rinks, rugby and other sports fields, and trails. 

 

All of these city-operated facilities are expected to make a profit ?!?! 

 

Really ?!?! 

 

REALLY ?!?! 

 

And what about city-operated services ?!?! 

 

Is Kingston Transit expected to make a profit ?!?! 

 

Kingston Transit’s revenue/cost ratio has been reported to be between 30 and 40 per cent. 

 

The revenue/cost ratio reflects the amount of direct operating costs that are covered by revenues from riders. 

 

For example, a 35% revenue/cost ratio would indicate that 35% of operating costs are being covered by rider revenues. 

 

In essence, only ONE-THIRD of Kingston Transit is financed by riders. 

 

The remaining TWO-THIRDS needs to come from the municipal tax base. 

 

Is Kingston Transit expected to make a profit ?!?! 

 

No ! 

 

ABSOLUTELY NO ! 

 

Then, why does its city-operated golf course have to make a profit ?!?! 

 

Kingston’s officials are despicable liars and truly hate of the game of golf. 

 

 

 

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Golf Attacks    The Obliteration Of The Golf Industry Is Imminent

 

Kingston’s Water-Ravaged Golf Course

 

 

Kingston’s Officials Have Made One Idiotic Decision

After Another About Belle Park Fairways Golf Course

 

 

Belle Park Fairways Golf Course has been referred to by locals as « The Dump » because of the IDIOTIC DECISION to build it on top of a municipal landfill in 1974. 

 

The 2017 golf season was sadly abbreviated to just four days, due to RECORD LEVELS OF RAIN THAT RAVAGED GOLF COURSES throughout eastern Ontario and left much of Belle Park underwater. 

 

As water levels receded, it became clear to the city that significant damage had been done to the course. 

 

Kingston’s officials consulted a golf course designer, who estimated the cost of repairs would be more than 500,000 dollars. 

 

With that price tag, it made the decision to close the course more urgent, if not much easier.

 

According to Adam McCluskey, manager of recreational facilities for the City of Kingston   

 

Because it’s a landfill    the ground’s still moving. 

 

Even if we were able we were to magically flatten the whole thing out, maybe it would last six months, maybe the next year, then half of it would be unsteady again. 

 

 

 

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Golf Attacks    The Obliteration Of The Golf Industry Is Imminent

 

Ottawa’s Hatred Against The Game Of Golf

 

 

City-Owned Golf Course Has Been Abandoned

Because Of Low Profits, And Yet, Local

Private Clubs Appear To Be Unaffected

 

 

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada, with a city population of almost 1,000,000. 

 

Ottawa ABANDONED golf altogether when it PRIVATIZED its public course in 2014. 

 

Scott Moffatt knows the golf industry. 

 

In addition to working at a number of golf courses, he was an operations manager at a Golf Town, the chain of shops familiar to any diehard golf enthusiast. 

 

Moffatt is also an Ottawa city councillor. 

 

Shortly after being elected to council, Moffatt joined the board of what was then known as Pine View Municipal Golf Course, the only course operated by the City of Ottawa. 

 

Though he got involved with the intention of improving the course for its users, Moffatt soon realized it was NOT WORTH IT for the city to be in the golf business at all. 

 

[ Since when does a city-operated golf course have to make a profit ?!?! ]

 

According to Moffatt   

 

It came down to competitors. 

 

Why is the city in this business when there are so many private businesses in the same market ?!?! 

 

Ottawa’s tourism web-site boasts that the city is a 

 

  golfer’s dream destination, with what many claim is more golf courses per capita within easy driving distance of downtown than any other Canadian city    and most in North America. 

 

Whether or not that claim is accurate, Moffatt felt it his duty to push for the city to hand over [ i.e. ABANDON ] its golf course to a private operator, which ultimately happened in 2014.

 

He says it was definitely the right decision.  [ ?!?! ]   

 

According to Moffatt   

 

We were LOSING MONEY EVERY YEAR    the intent of a municipal golf course is to offer something to residents that you can’t get otherwise. 

 

[ Since when does a city-operated golf course have to make a profit ?!?! ]

 

Despite the abundance of golf courses in the Ottawa Valley, Moffatt says that golf’s popularity is waning in general. 

 

While the fame of Tiger Woods may have sparked a golf boom in the 1990s, Moffatt says things have slowed down since then.  [ WRONG ?!?! ]

 

Research prepared by the National Allied Golf Associations    an umbrella group of other Canadian golf associations, which tries to promote the sport    confirms that the game faces some vulnerabilities.

 

According to Moffatt   

 

Your core people are still there. 

 

They never left. 

 

But there aren’t as many new people being attracted to the sport. 

 

That has a big impact. 

 

It’s surprising me so far that WE HAVEN’T SEEN [ PRIVATE ] GOLF COURSES CLOSE IN OTTAWA. 

 

But I think you’ll see it happen.    I don’t think there’s enough revenue out there to sustain all the courses that we do have. 

 

 

 

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Golf Attacks    The Obliteration Of The Golf Industry Is Imminent

 

Will Toronto Show Its Hatred Against The Game Of Golf ?!?!

 

 

City-Owned Golf Courses Are

  Being Reviewed For Disposal ?!?!

 

 

City of Toronto is the capital of the province of Ontario, with a population of over 2,700,000 residents. 

 

Toronto council recently voted to move forward with a REVIEW of its own city-operated golf courses [ for eventual DISPOSAL ?!?! ].

 

Consequently, Toronto has directed its Parks, Forestry, and Recreation Department to review its city-run golf courses    that report is expected in 2019. 

 

The city may have a large enough population to support its five city-run golf courses for the time being, but it also has a dwindling supply of land on which to build housing. 

 

 

 

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More Reports With The Whole Truth About KINGSTON’S BELLE PARK GOLF COURSE From An Independent Perspective

 

 

Explore the following links 

 

 

KINGSTON 2012 11 30 — DOES BELLE PARK FAIRWAYS GOLF COURSE HAVE A FUTURE ?!?! — SOLAR POWER FACILITIES ARE PREFERABLE TO GOLF ( Reports )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Golf-2012-11-30-Collision-Course-Closure-Belle-Park-GC-Does-Belle-Park-Have-A-Future-Solar-Energy-pdf.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/12/11/golf-facility-obliteration-in-order-to-support-solar-energy-businesses-that-inevitably-become-dismal-failures-belle-park-fairways-golf-course-is-doomed-john-gerretsen-mark-gerretsen-ci/

 

 

KINGSTON 2012 07 03 — BELLE PARK FAIRWAYS GOLF COURSE ON CHOPPING BLOCK — LUNATЖC POLITICIAN JOHN GERRETSEN ( Reports )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Golf-2012-07-03-Collision-Course-Closure-Belle-Park-GC-On-Chopping-Block-Gerretsen-pdf.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/07/18/belle-park-fairways-golf-course-doomed-closure-is-imminent-gerretsen-family-golf-hating-anti-pesticide-lunatics-city-of-kingston-ontario-2012-07-03/

 

 

 

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Explore the following links 

 

 

FACT Overwhelming Scientific Evidence Clearly Demonstrates That Pest Control Products Are Scientifically-Safe, & Will Not Cause Harm To Children, Adults, Animals, Or The Environment

 

 

FACT Pesticides Are Less Lethal To Humans Than Caffeine LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/03/01/pesticides-are-scientifically-safe-safe-to-use-less-lethal-to-humans-than-caffeine-2014-02-27/

 

 

FACT Yes, You Are Definitely Ingesting Pesticides, But Here’s Why It’s Not A Problem LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/08/18/pesticides-are-scientifically-safe-if-food-is-sprayed-a-lot-is-that-bad-for-your-digestive-health-2017-08-18/

 

 

FACT Children Are Not At Risk From Pesticides — Dangerous Playing Surfaces Are Created By #@!!% Pesticide Bans LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/children-are-not-at-risk/

 

 

FACT Pest Control Products Are Safe For Kids — Slide Show LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/08/30/a-look-at-safety-environment-facts-pest-control-products-are-safe-for-kids-slide-show-2016-08-31/

 

 

FACT Chemicals Are Evaluated For Carcinogenic Potential By Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) LINKS

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Cancer-2012-11-00-Chemicals-Evaluated-for-Carcinogenic-Potential-EPA-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/04/17/chemicals-evaluated-for-carcinogenic-potential-environmental-protection-agency-epa-2012-11-00/

 

 

FACT Pesticides Are Evaluated As Acceptable For Continued Registration By Health Canada LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/06/25/pesticides-evaluated-as-acceptable-for-continued-registration-by-health-canada-2013-03-31/

 

 

FACT Our Children Are Safe When Pesticide Bans Are Stopped — There Are Real Trends AGAINST Pesticide Bans LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/10/11/posters-there-is-a-real-trend-against-pesticide-bans-victories-against-terrorists-our-children-are-safe-when-pesticide-bans-are-stopped-2012-10-11/

 

 

FACT Pest Control Products Have Been Tested In More Ways Than Virtually Any Other Set Of Substances — The Industry Task Force II On 2,4-D Research Data LINKS

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-UPDATE-24-D-2013-05-30-The-Industry-Task-Force-II-On-24-D-Research-Data-Gray-Burns-Mahlburg-pdf.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/06/06/the-industry-task-force-ii-on-24-d-research-data-update-on-24-d-herbicide-gray-burns-mahlburg-2013-05-30/

 

 

FACT Pesticides Are Safe LINKS

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/03/01/pesticides-are-scientifically-safe-safe-to-use-less-lethal-to-humans-than-caffeine-2014-02-27/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/children-are-not-at-risk/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/06/25/pesticides-evaluated-as-acceptable-for-continued-registration-by-health-canada-2013-03-31/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/10/11/posters-there-is-a-real-trend-against-pesticide-bans-victories-against-terrorists-our-children-are-safe-when-pesticide-bans-are-stopped-2012-10-11/

 

 

FACT Pesticides Are Health Canada Approved — Listen To Mr Lindsay Hanson From The Pest Management Regulatory Agency LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/dirtybit//LHansonPMRAottawaPesticideSafety.mp3

 

 

FACT There Is No Direct Proof Pesticides Cause CancerCanadian Cancer Society LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/canadian-cancer-society-no-conclusive-link-between-pesticides-and-cancer/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/07/01/pesticides-cancer-no-definite-cause-effect-canadian-cancer-society-patti-moore-2012-06-09/

 

 

FACT REAL Experts Speak Out Against The Conspiracy To Impose Reckless & Arbitrary Prohibition Against Conventional Pest Control Products LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/11/14/the-wisdom-of-real-experts-who-speak-out-against-the-conspiracy-to-impose-reckless-and-arbitrary-prohibition-against-conventional-pest-control-products-2014-11-14/

 

 

 

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We Speak The Whole Truth About GOLF ATTACKS From An Independent Perspective

 

 

We are the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that conspire to destroy the Green space and other industries ( NORAHG ).  As a non-profit and independent organization, we are environmentalists who are dedicated to reporting about truth-challenged pesticide-hating fanatжcs ( HUJE ) who conspire to destroy businesses that are dependent on the use of safe and effective conventional pest control products.  We also report on the work of several highly-rated leading experts who have recognized expertise, training, and background in matters concerning pest control products, and who promote environmental realism and pesticide truths. 

 

Not surprisingly, enviro-fanatжcs have demonstrated that they are incapable of processing overwhelming scientific evidence.  Should we trust these fanatжcs, who conveniently ignore scientific evidence, and attempt to impose their politicized-doctrines and twisted life-style choices against our society ?!?! 

 

NORAHG was the brain-child of Mr William H Gathercole and his colleagues in 1991.  Mr Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as founder.  We dare to defy the pesticide-hating fanatжcs by exploring the whole truth from an independent perspective on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site      http://pesticidetruths.com/   If you wish to receive free reports on issues that concern you, please contact us at      force.of.de.nature@gmail.com   WILLIAM H GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G  

 

 

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FACT If You Do Not Vote Conservative,

Then You Are A Pitiful Fool & An Imbecile

 

 

FACT With A Scheer Conservative Victory In The 2019 Canadian Federal Election, There Will Be NO National Prohibition Against Pest Control Products LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/06/02/the-industry-must-support-scheers-conservatives-now-the-library-of-national-prohibition-conspiracies-2017-05-27/

 

 

FACT The Fanatжcal Trudeau Liberal Government Is Bat-Shжt Crazy LINK

 

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FACT The Trump Administration Ends The US EPA’s Reigns Of Terrжr LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/07/02/u-s-a-the-era-of-trump-dismantling-the-alarmism-industry-the-end-of-u-s-agencies-reigns-of-terr%d0%b6r-environmental-protection-agency-epa-drain-the-swamp/

 

 

 

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