Dozens rallied in front of City Hall in Nelson this evening in support of the people heading out to monitor development at the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort in the Purcell Mountains. Inset: David Reid of the West Kootenay EcoSociety addressed the crowd.

Keep Jumbo wild rally at City Hall

Dozens rallied in front of Nelson City Hall in support people heading out to monitor development at the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort.

Dozens rallied in front of Nelson City Hall this evening as a send off to the people who will be camping out on the eastern access road to Jumbo Glacier Resort over the next two months.

West Kootenay Eco Society David Reid said five people will be there to start and are departing for the area tomorrow. The campers will be there to monitor the development by project proponent Glacier Resort Ltd. The area is slated to be developed into a year round ski resort. The project is being managed by Phedias Project Management Corp. from Vancouver who also manages the Whiskey Jack Golf Course Project in the East Kootenay community of Sparwood.

The permit holder has until October 12 to make significant development headway. Reid said there are 195 conditions for the developer to meet, including an environmental assessment that needs to be provided to the Ktunaxa Nation prior to development. Reid said while the Ktunaxa have received a draft, they still need to review and provide feedback.  Reid said the people camping there will be there to monitor,  with a plan to contact the Ministry of Environment if they witness a breach of the 195 conditions.


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