Wildsight Jumbo Feed
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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BC government support of the Jumbo Glacier Resort continues to be the centre of controversy.
Read the full decision here.
Yesterday, the BC Supreme Court dismissed the Ktunaxa Nation’s petition challenging the Master Development Agreement of the Jumbo Glacier Resort.
“The decision of the BC Supreme Court is unfortunate”, said Robyn Duncan of Wildsight. “It was a missed opportunity to recognize the spiritual and cultural rights of the Ktunaxa Nation.”
Attached is Appendix F of the Environmental Certificate for the Jumbo Glacier Resort, outlining the 195 legally-binding commitments.