Campers on the Farnham Glacier road turn back machinery and Jumbo Glacier Resort vice president Grant Costello on Saturday.

Jumbo opponents continue campaign

An ad hoc group calling itself Citizens for Jumbo Wild camped on the road to Farnham Glacier turned back machinery

An ad hoc group calling itself Citizens for Jumbo Wild camped on the road to Farnham Glacier turned back machinery heading to the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort on Saturday morning.

“A compact excavator was on its way to begin working on the glacier for summer skiing,” said Nelson’s K.Linda Kivi, one of the citizens of the camp. “My concern is that the provincial government has yet to set up any compliance and enforcement procedures. There is no program to monitor what they are doing.”

Kivi said according to the master agreement between the provincial government and Jumbo Glacier Resorts, the resort is not allowed to do any altering of the glacier.

“It would be impossible to get a snowcat on the glacier for summer skiing without altering it,” Kivi added.

No machinery arrived Sunday.

Camp residents continue to maintain a checkpoint on the road to advise recreationalists of their opposition to Jumbo Glacier Resort.

“The government clearly isn’t interested in acting on behalf of the residents of this region who have shown their opposition to the project over the last 20 years,” said Kivi. “Direct action by the people of this region is the only thing keeping this project from going forward at this point.”

 

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