Much at stake for Jumbo

It’s been well over 20 years with the environmental process.

Re: Jumbo Glacier Resort:

It’s been well over 20 years with the environmental process. There has always been  strong opposition, and over the past 10 years there has been even a stronger number opposed, including the District of Invermere.

Five years ago the government cancelled public input and how convenient that the democratic process was eliminated. So how can this decision to go ahead with the development plans for a village resort be based on 1,000 for and 1,000 against this proponent’s investment?

Inside sources have admitted that the decision was based on the fact the proponent has spent a lot of money on the environmental process. Are we surprised? The real fact is the risk of the development’s proponent’s investment/investors is at hand too.

I would be the first to admit that the Jumbo Glacier environment is the best and hosts the most unique slopes for the skiers’ divine experience. However, the most important fact remains you can’t put a shovel in the ground and expect it to go down half an inch. In short, it is not an environmentally safe proposal or investment.

The other fact is that the government’s method of grizzly management is extinction. So money for profit over environmental impact reality is poor decision making.

We said we wouldn’t turn our back on keeping Jumbo Glacier Valley natural, and that is not only a fact but a promise too.

Jana Harmon



Just Posted

Seven Nelson rec projects granted Columbia Basin Trust funding

Nelson’s baseball and tennis clubs were the big winners

UPDATE: Two-car accident closes Highway 3A at Thrums

Road expected to open for single-lane alternating traffic at 2 p.m.

1919: Hudson’s Bay Company gets an addition, council votes to exclude ‘undesirable enemy aliens’

Greg Scott brings us five Nelson Daily News stories from a century ago

Call a foul on cancer with the Pink Whistle Campaign

Local basketball referees are raising money for cancer research

Man found dead identified as Andreas Pittinger

Pittinger was known locally for hosting a radio show

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in her father’s home in Brampton, Ontario

Most Read