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

Photo by Douglas Noblet
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. ...

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#DemocracyforJumbo

On November 15, BC voted. Except in Jumbo, BC's only town without residents. Without an election, why couldn't you be appointed mayor?We asked you to submit your selfies declaring yourself as mayor and wow, did you ever! Sit back and prepare to be inspired.Watch the video here.  

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JCCS AGM: Chasing Rabbits with Brad Wrobleski

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.Jumbo Creek Conservation Society’s AGM on Thursday, Nov 20, at David Thompson Secondary school’s theatre is bound to be an eye-opening evening.Attendees will be brought up to date on the latest developments, or rather, non-developments that were meticulously documented by the Jumbo Wild monitoring team at the heart of Jumbo Valley ...

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Conservation Groups say Jumbo Glacier Resort Cannot Legally Proceed

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 ...

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#democracyforjumbo

Across BC, we are heading to the polls to elect our local governments. But not in Jumbo. In Jumbo Municipality, there will be no election. Jumbo Municipality is an affront to the democratic traditions of our country.Since there are no elections, why can’t you be the mayor of Jumbo? Make a sign, take a photo and declare yourself for mayor of Jumbo then share it on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, everything goes. Remember to tag it #democracyforjumbo. Help us spread the word. This is bigger than Jumbo, this is democracy at stake. #democracyfor...

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Avalanche Risk Exposed

Amidst hurried construction attempts, the location of the daylodge in the Jumbo Valley was changed at the last minute. RK Heliski has brought forward significant public safety concerns about the location of the daylodge. With more than 44 years experience in the Jumbo Valley, RK Heliski knows the avalanche terrain like nobody else.Their extensive documentation puts the new location of the daylodge at significant risk from a class four avalanche. You can read their full submission here. And if you want to see what a big avalanche looks like, have a watch here.The ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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East-West Jumbo Hike Celebrates the Wild Jumbo Valley

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 ...

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Public Hearing Scheduled

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.

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