After nearly 30 years of fighting for grizzly bears, of fighting for Ktunaxa rights, and of fighting for wild places, Jumbo Glacier Resort is finally dead. Today is the day we can finally say: Jumbo will stay wild.
Now and forever, Qat’muk will be safe in a special Indigenous protected area, declared today by the Ktunaxa Nation with the support of our federal and provincial governments.
From the earliest marches through the streets of Invermere and protest camps in the Purcell Mountains, to the thousands who signed petitions and proudly placed Jumbo Wild Forever ...
In our last update on Jumbo we told you we were going back to court. Now we are thrilled to share with you a big win for Jumbo Valley!
In short: After years of court cases and appeals, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that Glacier Resort’s environmental certificate has expired and they cannot proceed with construction.
Read more on the decision in our joint press release with the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society and the Court of Appeal decision.
While Glacier Resort does still have options, they are extremely unlikely to be successful. They could seek to appeal ...
KIMBERLEY, August 6, 2019
After a court decision, Jumbo Glacier Resort no longer has a valid environmental certificate and the resort cannot be built until re-assessed.
Wildsight and the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society are celebrating a win for the Jumbo Valley, part of B.C.’s Purcell Mountains, the sacred area of Qat’muk to the Ktunaxa Nation and an important habitat for grizzly bears.
Today, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that the 2015 decision of the Provincial Minister of Environment—that the project’s environmental assessment certificate was expired ...
On March 13th, Wildsight will present the Keep Jumbo Wild petition supporting the Qat'muk declaration to the Ktunaxa tri-nation leadership at a special ceremony in Cranbrook (please join us if you're local). After that, we’re travelling to Victoria to present the petition to Christy Clark’s government before the upcoming BC election (please join us in Victoria).
We're honoured to be asked to present our petition to the Ktunaxa leadership, so let's show them just how many people around the world support their cause. So far, almost 58,000 people like you have made a ...
Eddie Petryshen (Jumbo Wild) interviews Mungo Tennant, the founder of Montesogno, an inspired apparel company that recently designed and donated beautiful sweatshirts to the Jumbo Wild cause. Find out what inspired him to get involved.
Eddie Petryshen: Could you tell everyone a little bit out your brand or company?
Mungo Tennant: I started Montesogno just under two years ago because I wanted to step outside my everyday business world and do something that had a different perspective and felt rewarding in another way. I have always been passionate about animals and ...
The Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality's (JGMRM) Official Community Plan is “…intended to reflect the long term vision of the community.” Whose vision? What community? The JGMRM has no residents and an appointed mayor, and council and is funded by $200,000 of BC taxpayer dollars every year.
Please take action and join us on June 16 to speak out against this process - how can you create and adopt an OCP when you have no community?! Who should come? YOU! “All persons who consider themselves affected by the adoption of the proposed OCP” – that’s ...
When the Jumbo Glacier Resort was given its Environmental Certificate (EC) in 2004, it had 5 years to start construction. After a one-time extension in 2009, the EC was set to expire on October 12, 2014. Glacier Resorts needed to "substantially start" the project by this date, complying with the nearly 200 conditions attached to the EC.
Since October, we have been working hard to ensure that the government understands how little has been done so far. Wildsight and the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society are working with Ecojustice and during the past 8 months have made ...