Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality Created
The BC government creates BC’s first town without residents, appointing a Mayor and 2 Councillors to govern over the town with no people and giving the town $260,000 of taxpayer dollars to fund its first year in existence. Greg Deck is appointed Mayor and Stephen Ostrander and Nancy Hugunin are appointed councillors. With no infrastructure or population, the JGMRM strikes a deal with the Village of Radium, sharing office space and staff. A rally of ~150 protests the creation of the JGMRM outside the office during their inaugural meeting.