Let’s hop into the wayback machine folks to explore one of the things that got me interested in the connection between soon to be indicted Aaron Broussard of Jefferson parish Political corruption Scandal infamy and his fiscal agents in Nova Scotia at Trout Point Lodge, namely the Billy’s Hill Trail Society. You see while Charles Leary was threatening the Times Picayune with a defamation suit as is his habit we uncovered Aaron Broussard’s name openly listed on the internet as a member of the non-profit society along with Trout Point Lodge, Charles Leary and Vaughn Perret. This makes sense as Broussard owned two adjacent cabins to Trout Point that were serviced by the Lodge so drawing visitors to the area via the trails made sense.
I say this because as soon as I posted the link to Slabbed it was broken by Leary who controls the Acadian Farms website. I think it is rich that the website for their failed goat farm has become a great source to expose a few lies that have come from Nova Scotia. You see you can run and break links but you can’t hide folks as Wayback Machine has the way Leary’s Billy’s Hill page looked like when Aaron Broussard was a bit more fashionable.
Of course this does not answer the question what is the function of the Billy’s Hill Trail Society. Luckily for us a reader sent me a link from the Town of Yarmouth, specifically the South West Shore Development Authority, an economic development agency with its share of troubles. Before we get to that I’d like to direct everyone to page 9 of the following PDF which contains the following blurb:
Billy’s Hill Hiking Trail (Julie) Municipal working with Trout Point Lodge and Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Lobour to develop a +/-8km hiking trail/loop into the Tobeatic Wilderness Area. Have received a letter of support from the Department, presently working on writing the “Trail Development Proposal”.
Now it is easy to see why Trout Point Lodge, its owners along with owners of the adjacent Lodges serviced by Trout Point would have an interest in cutting wilderness trails around their property since it would possibly draw more visitors but what I don’t get is why Aaron Broussard was good enough to be Leary and Perret’s business buddy before he got in trouble but after he is simply some guy down the road.
And speaking of the South West Shore Development Authority I had to laugh hard because it appears the good people in Nova Scotia have been suckered on a movie studio scam just like the good people in Jefferson Parish. IN fact I have this from yesterday’s ChronicleHerald out of Halifax:
The province will conduct a forensic audit into the South West Shore Development Authority, specifically to learn what happened to money that was given to the regional development agency and why so many creditors have been left in the lurch.
The special audit will begin within the next month, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Economic and Rural Development Department.
“People and small businesses in (southwestern Nova Scotia) deserve answers,” said Percy Paris, the department’s minister, in the release.
“This forensic audit will get to the bottom of what went on at SWSDA.”
The South West Shore Development Authority went under last year, leaving dozens of unsecured creditors owed a total of $2,324,805.80.
Now I am curious as to what role, if any, the Billy’s Hill trail project had in this mess. It is never the crime folks, rather it is the coverup that lands people in trouble.