Sunday, July 15, 2012

                            THE DEMOLITION OF CANADIAN MILITARY HOUSING

In the year 1985, CFB Rockcliffe encompassed 806 acres of land. Now, in 2012, the former military base has been reduced to 310 acres of land. All of the PMQ's, recreational centres, bus stops, the CANEX, aircraft hangars, Officer's Mess, the golf course, the school...are gone.
 Many nearby residents are upset about the fact that they have been barred from access to the land, now owned by the Canada Lands Company. Shannon Park in Halifax will eventually be owned by the CLC, and the decommissioned  housing complex is surrounded by a chain-link fence, see the YouTube video "Shannon Park - Halifax Nova Scotia".

 1.   August 13, 2001 - Demolish 127 surplus PMQ's, CFB Rockcliffe, Ottawa Canadian Forces Base.
2.   2002 - Demolition of married quarters. Demolition of surplus houses, Kingston, Ontario.
3.   Moose Jaw, Sask. - Demolish 66 married quarters.
4.   1999 - Transfer Albro Lake Married Quarters and property land to Canada Lands Company.
5.   Borden - Demolition of 13 private married quarters. Demolish 14 PMQ Apartment Buildings.
6.   Greenwood, Nova Scotia - Demolition of 113 Private Married Quarters.
7.   Moncton, NB - Disposal of private married quarters.
8.   Goose Bay - Demolish 126 private married quarters.
9.   Goose Bay - Demolish 175 surplus married quarters.
10. Decommissioning of CFB Gagetown - 94 PMQ's.

11. Decommissioning of CFB Gagetown - demolish 150 Married Quarters.
12. Gagetown - demolish 154 Private Married Quarters.
13. Gagetown -Demolish 150 Married Quarters.
14. Shilo, Manitoba - Demolition of Camp Hughes Bunker, 1999.
15. Demolition Married Quarters, Shilo.
16. Winnipeg -1998- Property Transfer. Demolition  Married Quarters.
17. Flin Flon, Manitoba - Surplus Property - 1996.
18. 1996 - Decommissioning CFB Calgary, Currie Barracks.
19. CFB Cold Lake, Alberta - October 2001 - Demolish 62 Private Married Quarters.
20. Closure of Griesbach Barracks, (Edmonton) January 2003.

21. Aldergrove - 2001-Deconstruction of 4 Private Married Quarters.
22. Comox - (2001) Deconstruction of 4 Private Married Quarters.
23. Nanaimo Camp Deconstruction.
24. Kamloops - site closure, Salmon Arm Armoury.
25. Mary Hill Training Area Metchosin - Bridge and Bunker Demolition.
26. Griesbach - December 04-Demolition of Hangar 4, CFB Edmonton Garrison, for "Building and Property Development".
27. Wainwright - Demolition of 10 buildings.
28. CFB Kingston - Deconstruction of 82 housing units.
29. Disposal of Shannon Park, Halifax.
30. 1995 - CFB London, (Ontario) decommissioned - Wolseley Barracks sold to the Canada Lands Company. 
(From: The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency website.)

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