This summer, Glacier Resorts has announced plans for construction in both the Jumbo and Farnham Valleys. Every year, they have plans for summer activities or construction, but so far, nothing has happened. This year, their rumoured plans include foundations for day lodges in both valleys, plus water reservoirs and ski lifts.
For more than 20 years, Jumbo has been the subject of articles, documentaries, rallies, books and more. These help to tell the story and keep the fight alive.
The West Kootenay EcoSociety filed an Amended Petition August 5, respecting its legal challenge to the incorporation of the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality (“JGMRM”). The Amended Petition asks the BC Supreme Court to quash the incorporation of the personless municipality, and strike down the patchwork legislative amendments which purport to allow the creation of such an entity.
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.
Construction this summer? GRL Submits Self-Report on Their Compliance with 195 Legally Binding Commitments
Glacier Resorts Ltd. has submitted a self report to the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) outlining their compliance to the 195 legally-binding conditions attached to their Environmental Certificate.
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