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Conservation Groups Say Jumbo Glacier Resort Cannot Legally Proceed

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:32

Jumbo Creek Conservation Society and Wildsight have, with the assistance of Ecojustice, made submissions to the Environmental Assessment Office that will help determine whether Glacier Resorts Ltd.’s Environmental Certificate is still valid. If valid, the Certificate allows the company to build their proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort. The issue hinges on the question of whether the project was substantially started within the allotted 10-year time period.

Ecojustice staff lawyer Morgan Blakley is representing the two non-profit organizations, both of which are based in the Kootenays near the site of the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort.

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Local Government Officials Target Jumbo: UBCM Unanimously Opposes Provincial Funding of Empty Towns

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:00

Today, the Union of BC Municipalities unanimously passed a motion opposing provincial funding of municipalities without residents.

Delegates representing municipalities across British Columbia voted unanimously to urge the Province of BC to stop funding towns without a population.

Put forward by Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft, the resolution is directed at the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality:

"THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that UBCM inform the Province of British Columbia that they are strongly opposed to the funding of any municipalities without residents."

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2014 Jumbo Wild Hike

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:11

Join us for a hike to Jumbo Pass to celebrate its wild splendour! On September 20, we will be hosting an East-West Jumbo hike. Groups from the West Kootenay and East Kootenay will meet at the pass in solidarity to keep Jumbo Wild. If you want to join us, please register here so we can arrange carpooling and logistics. For those of you coming from the west, please sign up on the ecosociety's website.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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