October 12 was a landmark date in the ongoing Jumbo saga. It was the date that I, and many others, have been awaiting for five years. At 11:59pm on October 12, the Environmental Certificate for the Jumbo Glacier Resort expired. Maybe. Over the course of the past 24 years, there have been a lot of landmark dates and landmark decisions. The question is always: what does this mean? What now?
Last week, Glacier Resorts was found to be in NON-COMPLIANCE with their pre-construction commitments. The result of a multi-month review, this confirms what we have been saying for months.
Read the full review here (attached) or at the EAO website: http://a100.gov.bc.ca/appsdata/epic/documents/p18/1413303423503_f92FJ9FpW3TWxv54WJpY6wBTRLdSYPGKJ4ktqQpQTKpGr4NdxC6V!-351597226!1413301694842.pdf
Nearly 80 people showed up in the early hours of Saturday morning to protest the planned construction in the Jumbo Valley. It had been announced that 15 concrete trucks were headed up to pour concrete in the day lodge. The rally turned to one of celebration.