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."
Upwards of 100 hikers from the East and West Kootenays, infants to octogenarians, converged at various points in time at the Jumbo Pass hut on Saturday, September 20 to celebrate the wild Jumbo Valley. The popular annual hike, organized by Wildsight and the West Kootenay EcoSociety, attracted wilderness fans from Invermere, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Nelson, Kaslo, Argenta and coincided with the splendour of the autumn larches. The Jumbo Monitoring Camp, located at the junction of Leona and Jumbo creeks, is monitoring construction activity taking place in the Jumbo Valley and ...
Mark your calendar: There will be a public hearing on August 6 on a zoning bylaw for the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality. This bylaw will zone lands for ski lifts, hotels, day lodges, retail offices and more. Please make time to come out and stand up for Jumbo! When and Where: Aug 6, 9:30am at the Prestige Inn in Radium.
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.
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.
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
2) The Ktunaxa are in the BC Supreme Court right now, legally challenging Jumbo
3) The West Kootenay Eco Society’s judicial review will be heard later this year
4) And the strongest thing ...
This public information video, prepared by Ralph Moore, exposes the folly of a developer trying to drive forward a massive ski resort development that spans several crevasse-ridden glaciers and dozens of avalanche slopes.
The BC Government passes controversial amendments to the Local Government Act through Bill 41, allowing the creation of municipalities without residents. Deemed the "Jumbo Bill", this changed the face of democracy in BC. Read more here.