43 results for author: Lindsay

I Love Jumbo Wild: Leah Evans

You will all recognize Leah Evan’s smile from the Jumbo Wild ski shots. Born and raised in Rossland, BC, Leah is a pro skier, Patagonia ambassador and founder of Girls Do Ski, a company focused empowering girls to get out in the mountains and take the lead. Leah can usually be found ready to drop a chute that would make your stomach turn, her skis plastered in I Love Jumbo Wild stickers and her-tell smile lighting up her face.Robyn Duncan, Jumbo Wild: When did you first hear about Jumbo Glacier Resort?Leah Evans: I first heard about it when I was 13. My parents brought us up there on a fall camping trip. I ended up writing an essay on it ...

Jumbo Wild Premieres Next Week!

Jumbo Wild, a Sweetgrass Productions and Patagonia documentary film is premiering next week!Find out when it's coming to a theatre near you and get stoked by watching the trailer!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNRYgn7T2C4

Environmental Assessment Office Determines Jumbo Glacier Resort in Non-compliance with Permit Condition

The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has issued a determination that Jumbo Glacier Resorts Ltd. is not compliant with the condition of its certificate that requires that ”…residential and commercial structures will be located completely outside the avalanche hazard area.”After more than twenty years of controversy, Jumbo Glacier Resorts Ltd (GRL) must demonstrate that the project is “substantially started”. The Minister of Environment has yet to make this determination.Autumn Cousins, EAO Manager of Compliance, stated in her correspondence with the would-be developers that “GRL must not resume construction at either the Day ...

Jumbo Resort “foundations” located in Avalanche Path, says new report

Immediately prior to expiration of Jumbo Glacier Resort’s environmental approval, two small cement slabs were poured in an attempt to demonstrate that work on the proposed development was substantially started. These slabs apparently represent the day lodge and an additional service building. Currently, BC Environment Minister, Mary Polak, is making a decision as to whether the construction of the proposed $600 million dollar venture can be considered “substantially started.” Any development must meet conditions set out by the Environmental Assessment Certificate.The Environmental Assessment Certificate includes a very specific legally ...

Jumbo: No Substance

October 12 was a landmark date in the ongoing Jumbo saga. It was the date that I, and many others, have been awaiting for five years. At 11:59pm on October 12, the Environmental Certificate for the Jumbo Glacier Resort expired. Maybe. Over the course of the past 24 years, there have been a lot of landmark dates and landmark decisions. The question is always: what does this mean? What now? Here’s my take on where we're at and where we're going. Jumbo Glacier Resort Environmental Certificate The Environmental Certificate (EC) for the JGR was issued in 2004 after a lengthy environmental assessment process, including a public consultation period. ...

Glacier Resorts Declared in NON-COMPLIANCE by EAO

After completing an audit of Glacier Resort's compliance to their Environmental Certificate commitments, the Environmental Assessment Office found Glacier Resorts to be in NON-COMPLIANCE with some of their pre-construction commitments. Read the report here.

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

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." The Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality was created on February 19, 2013. Despite ...

Community Impact

The voices against the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort are as diverse as the valley itself. From the owners of a local heli-skiing operation, to skiers, snowmobilers, Olympians, hunters, environmentalists, business owners, octogenarians and teenagers. Thousands of letters were sent, meetings attended, applications and court cases filed and monitoring camps installed.Permanent development in the Jumbo Valley would have meant corporatization of one of the most cherished wilderness areas in the East Kootenay region. It would also have led to controlled public access in surrounding and equally beloved areas and historic local recreation destinations. ...

Grizzly Bears

The grizzly bear, one of the Ktunaxa Nation’s principal spirits, makes its spiritual home in Jumbo and goes there to heal. In the Ktunaxa creation story, the grizzly bear makes way for the first humans by retreating into the mountains. In return, humans must respect the grizzly by acting as stewards of the land.

Economic Feasibility

The East Kootenay region is full of people who love to ski. People are behind ski resorts that make sense for the communities they are built around. Economically, the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort is not feasible—not only for the nearby communities, but also for BC provincial taxpayers as a whole.