It’s been more than a year since the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality was created by the BC government with a $260,000 handout. With no tax base and no resident population, the JGMRM had no revenue.
2013 was another rollercoaster year for Jumbo Wild. But at the end of the year, we kept the Jumbo Valley wild for another year. Thank you for standing strong in 2013 and fighting to keep it wild.
We have now entered the Final Chapter of the Jumbo saga. There are 4 major events converging in 2014:
1) The Jumbo Glacier Resort’s Environmental Certificate expires in October 2014
Wildsight’s Jumbo Wild campaign received another boost this week, in the form of a $5000 award for first place in the fourth-annual Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Wild Bucks competition.
The 2013 AGM of the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society, November 18, 7:30 p.m. at DTSS Theatre, will feature an exciting illustrated lecture by modern day explorer Paul Bauman. Admission is by donation.
Archaeology is inherently a destructive science; once excavated, an archeological site is essentially destroyed. Geophysicist Paul Bauman uses sophisticated geophysical investigation techniques
The gala opening of the much anticipated "Requiem for a Glacier Art Exhibition" is:
Drum Roll, please....
Oct. 12, 7-9 pm at the Kaslo Langham Cultural Centre
You do not want to miss this. But if you do, it will be at the Langham until November 24 and then at the Oxygen Gallery in Nelson in the new year.
Jumbo Glacier Resort has backed off on its BC Supreme Court application to prevent residents from blocking a road into the Farnham Glacier 55 km west of Invermere.
The resort was granted a general adjournment in a Vancouver BC Supreme courtroom Monday.
Why have you been hearing about the Farnham Glacier in the news this summer? Because it was the setting for two inspiring and powerful statements of opposition to the Jumbo Glacier Resort: the Requiem for a Glacier and the Farnham Checkpoint. After more than 20 years, you think you've seen it all, but then the people of the Kootenays find yet another way to say JumboWild!
Last week, five local groups submitted a letter to the Ministry of the Environment outlining the issues of non-compliance to the Environmental Certificate and the Master Development Agreement of the Jumbo Glacier Resort. Pictured above is a photo from last week showing an excavator working near the toe of the Farnham Glacier in preparation for summer ski operations.