Jumbo Valley one step closer to being protected

Photo: Steve Shannon The Ktunaxa Nation will receive $16.1 million in federal government support to protect the Qat’muk area, also known as the Jumbo Valley. It covers 211,045 hectares in the southeastern area of BC in the central Purcell Mountains. Developers have been trying to build the Jumbo Glacier Resort there for over 25 years. “This is an important investment in expanding protected…

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Breaking News: Court keeps Jumbo wild… for now

The Jumbo Valley still remains wild thanks to a BC Court of Appeal ruling. In 2015, the Environment Minister at the time, BC Liberal Mary Polak, noted the developer, Glacier Resorts, had not made enough progress to maintain their permits. The developer received its environmental approval 10 years prior and had not substantially started the project. Glacier Resorts didn’t like that ruling and…

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Jumbo Valley

EcoSociety Challenges Jumbo Municipality in Court

On Feb 18, 2013, the West Kootenay EcoSociety submitted an application for a Judicial Review of the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality at the BC Courthouse in Nelson. The application argues that the appointment of municipal councilors without any electors violates the constitution and various provincial statutes. The Province of British Columbia created the new municipality in the Jumbo…

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Jumbo Glacier and Pass

Beautiful Jumbo Photos

Nelson-based photographer Lucas Jmieff www.lucasimage.ca has shared an amazing gallery of photos of Jumbo Valley area, in hopes of helping to protect it for current and future generations of explorers and grizzly bears. Take a look 

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2012 Spring Membership Drive

EcoSociety has been protecting our environment and building community for over 15 years. Starting with advocating for West Arm Provincial Park and operating a regional recycling facility, EcoSociety has never stopped serving. In 2012, we are bigger and bolder than ever. But we need your support to keep activating our communtiy through leadership and education. Your membership helps support our…

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Protect Jumbo Mountain

Sinixt Statement on Jumbo

The Sinixt Nation is opposed to the proposed Master Development Plan for Jumbo Glacier Resort and all and any future developments on our sacred mountain. We wish to express our sincere support to groups and individuals who are actively working to protect the area known as Jumbo Mountain against all developments in this sensitive part of our territory. To Sinixt people, Jumbo Mountain and all…

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