Developer plays Keewatin card
Upset by approvals process, Skyline mulls taking historic steamship elsewhere
By Nikki Million-Cole Midland Mirror April 12 2013
TAY TOWNSHIP – Less than 10 months after its heralded return to Port McNicoll, the SS Keewatin could be moving.
Eric Conroy, president and CEO of Friends of the Keewatin, acknowledged that it’s “more than a possibility” that Skyline International Development – the company that paid for the historic steamship’s return to the community and is in the midst of a large development project in the community – could walk away and take the ship with them.…
Mayor Scott Warnock noted council has always been “very supportive” of the project.
“We’re in the process of approving all their applications,” he said… Warnock said council was shocked to learn the situation had gotten to the point where the company would consider relocating the ship.
“It would be a great betrayal to the folks of Port McNicoll,” he said.