With financing issues disrupting the progress of the new Quinte Exhibition and Raceway in Belleville, Ont., the municipal government has hinted they could step in and take over the project
should the current developer fail to proceed with a proposed slots parlour and racetrack development.
An article in The Intelligencer suggested that a municipally owned and operated facility may be a possibility even though no official discussion on the subject has taken place.
"The bottom line is it was approved for Belleville. It's coming to Belleville whether Baymount does it or not," Mayor Neil Ellis told The Intelligencer. "Whether the municipality wants to get involved to be that next player, that's something that would have to come before council."
To read the article in its entirety, click here.
(With files from The Intelligencer)