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Green Home and Energy Show

Energy, we all use it , transportation and the buildings we work and live in make up for most of it. Finding ways to use less energy and use it more efficiently is what you stand to gain at the 3rd annual Nelson Green Home and Energy Show. There will be sustainable and conventional building specialists on hand to help you explore the world of green building and upgrading. This free event,…

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EcoSociety Goes to Court to Finish off Jumbo Resort

West Kootenay EcoSociety will go to court this week to overturn the creation of the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality. The municipality, created in 2013 to support the development of a controversial ski resort, has no residents or citizens. The mayor and council were appointed by the province, and the municipality has received over $450,000 in grants from the province to support…

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BC Rescinds Jumbo Environmental Approval

Victoria BC - Mary Polak, BC Minister of Environment bowed to reason and tremendous public pressure in declaring that the Jumbo Ski Resort did not substantially start in time to maintain its environmental approval. The full explanation for the Minister's decision can be found here. The long-awaited decision has resort opponents celebrating after more than 20 years of opposition. In…

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Jumbo Resort Lawsuit Moves Forward

West Kootenay EcoSociety filed an Amended Petition today respecting its legal challenge to the incorporation of the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality (“JGMRM”). The Amended Petition asks the BC Supreme Court to quash the incorporation of the personless municipality, and strike down the patchwork legislative amendments which purport to allow the creation of such an entity. The Amended…

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