Comment: Dunsmuir property sale will benefit capital region

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The University of Victoria’s decision to sell the former Dunsmuir Lodge property in the District of North Saanich has been a local topic of discussion over the past few months. I want to outline some of the benefits of the arrangements that UVic has brokered for the future of the property.

In 1985, the lodge and surrounding 100 acres were donated to the university by the late George Poole. Terms of the gift state that it was made for the benefit of the university, that the operation of the facility was not to be a liability and that the property could be sold after four years if it became a financial burden to UVic.

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