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Local Government Officials Target Jumbo: UBCM Unanimously Opposes Provincial Funding of Empty Towns

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:00

Today, the Union of BC Municipalities unanimously passed a motion opposing provincial funding of municipalities without residents.

Delegates representing municipalities across British Columbia voted unanimously to urge the Province of BC to stop funding towns without a population.

Put forward by Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft, the resolution is directed at the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality:

"THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that UBCM inform the Province of British Columbia that they are strongly opposed to the funding of any municipalities without residents."

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2014 Jumbo Wild Hike

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:11

Join us for a hike to Jumbo Pass to celebrate its wild splendour! On September 20, we will be hosting an East-West Jumbo hike. Groups from the West Kootenay and East Kootenay will meet at the pass in solidarity to keep Jumbo Wild. If you want to join us, please register here so we can arrange carpooling and logistics. For those of you coming from the west, please sign up on the ecosociety's website.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

#KeepitWild 

Jumbo Construction Green-Lighted Despite Environmental Issues

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:10

One of BC’s most controversial projects, the Jumbo Glacier Resort, has been given the green light from the Environmental Assessment Office to proceed with development high in the Purcell Mountains with the submission of a self-report, jumping over the hurdle of 195 legally-binding conditions of their contentious Environmental Certificate without so much as a site visit.

“We’ve been told over and over again that the BC government will make sure the Jumbo Resort follows the strictest environmental standards, but now approval for construction is being granted based on a completely insufficient self-report and before a site visit takes place,” said Wildsight’s Robyn Duncan. “It would be laughable if there weren’t such real consequences.”

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