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.
More than 80 people made their way to the Farnham Glacier on Saturday to enable the performance of 'Requiem for a Glacier'. Composed by Paul Walde, this symphony depicted the history of the glacier, the advent of electricity, climate change and the British Columbian government’s announcement of a year-round recreational development and resort community in the Jumbo Glacier area.