Diocese Can Sell Sangaree Island
Families fighting to keep their summer vacation spot on Sangaree Island in the Mira River have lost their legal battle with the Diocese of Antigonish.
A judge has ruled that the Diocese has clear title to the land and can sell it to pay for a settlement for those who were sexually abused by priests.
The island has been used by miners and their families as a summer getaway for decades.
It also hosted a children’s summer camp and other activities associated with the church.
Sydney lawyer Nash Brogan represented 17 people who tried to argue that Sangaree belonged to members of St. Agnes/St. Leonard parish.
As a result of the court ruling, people now have 14 days to remove their belongings from the Island.
It’s now listed for sale with an asking price of $800,000.