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Megayacht project causes controversy

The developers of a proposed $20 million, 52-slip marina for megayachts in British Columbia's Victoria Harbor went on the offensive last week against a backlash from opponents.

The Vancouver Sun reports local developer Bob Evans and partners from Western Asset Management Development Group spoke at a press conference last Friday. Supporters say the venture would bring money and create jobs, while protesters say it would block views and be harmful to the environment.

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Protesters of the marina project held a Save Our Harbor rally Saturday. The proposed marina's borders were marked with yellow caution tape and balloons were floated indicating the estimated the height of the megayachts that would berth there. Meanwhile, a flotilla of kayakers and harbor ferries formed an outline showing how far the project would extend, according to the Vancouver Sun.

Hundreds of Victoria residents attended the rally.

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