Village wants casino waterfront land

Point Edward Mayor Dick Kirkland has a wish list for the new owners of his village’s waterfront casino. He sent a letter to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as a submission to their “Request for Information” phase, which closed July 4, part of the province’s modernization plan for its gambling sites. The plan, announced in March, will see the province divided into 29 zones, each one privately run and capable of hosting a specific number of slot machines, table games or a combination of both. Kirkland said he wants the new owners — who won’t be announced until 2013 — to install solar panels on the roof to offset energy costs and add a new banquet facility and entertainment venue in the casino. Read article