Last week, four local groups signed on to a letter to the Minister of Environment drawing attention to the many conditions that must be met before the developers can start with their proposed resort in the Jumbo Area. The developer has signed a legal contract with the Province laying out their commitments to things such as geotechnical surveys, bird counts, and water quality monitoring. Of course, none of these things are happening, and yet the developer wants to build roads to allow summer cat-skiing at the Farnham Glacier. Click here to read the letter. 

The picture above shows two excavators at the foot of the Glacier, even though the conditions of the license to conduct summer operations prohibit modification of the glaciers. The snow cats cant get traction on the icy lower slopes, so the proponent wants to cut roads into the glacier’s face. Does this look like good skiing terrain to you?

The five groups signing the letter are:
Jumbo Creek Conservation Society
North Columbia EcoSociety
West Kootenay Coalition for Jumbo Wild
West Kootenay EcoSociety 
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