Tag Archives: Jumbo Glacier Resort

Assessment shows building in avalanche path

By Chris Conway An expert risk assessment has determined that building foundations at Jumbo Glacier Resort are located within an avalanche path capable of producing large destructive avalanches. The foundations were constructed last fall in an effort to satisfy a … > Read More

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The tail is wagging the dog

By Chris Conway It’s a municipality with no residents. It has an appointed mayor and two councillors. That makes a council of three. Three is just enough. One to chair the council meeting, one to move the motions and, one to second the … > Read More

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Avalanche risk forces revision of Jumbo OCP

By Chris Conway A special council meeting of the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality (JGMRM) council was held April 1 at the Radium Hot Springs council chambers. The meeting was called to order at 2 p.m. by Mayor Greg Deck. Also … > Read More

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Kootenay MLAs press Liberals for Jumbo answers

The Official Opposition NDP continues to demand answers from the BC Liberal government about its support for the Jumbo Glacier Resort Municipality (JGRM) and ski resort proposal. Earlier this week, two Kootenay MLAs launched offensives demanding answers as to how … > Read More

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Groups say Jumbo cannot legally proceed

Jumbo Creek Conservation Society (JCCS) and Wildsight, with the assistance of Ecojustice, last week made submissions to the Environmental Assessment Office that will help determine whether Glacier Resorts Ltd.’s Environmental Certificate is still valid. If valid, the certificate allows the … > Read More

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No election for a ‘town’ with no residents

By Gerry Taft When most of us think of a small town, we think of friendly neighbours and quiet streets – the type of place where you know almost everyone. I’m privileged to be elected as mayor of Invermere, B.C., which … > Read More

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JGRM an affront to democratic traditions

Letter to the Editor On November 15, the citizens of B.C. will elect representatives to make local decisions and spend taxes on their behalf. In all municipalities, that is, except for one: Jumbo Glacier Resort Municipality (JGRM), near Invermere. JGRM … > Read More

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NDP charge Jumbo building in avalanche path

The Official Opposition B.C. NDP went on the offensive in terms of the Jumbo Glacier Resort (JGR) battle Nov. 4. A Question Period charge of Environment Minister Mary Polak stemmed from information received from Panorama-based company RK Heli-Ski, which outlines how … > Read More

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Who is and isn’t deserving of police protection?

Letter to the Editor “I think the next step is just to blockade it. I would be willing to go to jail if that’s what it takes.” “Keep up the resistance” “Maybe we need to get in front of the heavy equipment.” … > Read More

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The terrible foundation of negligence

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb/e-KNOW The road to the upper Jumbo Creek Valley is your typical logging road. It is 55 km from Invermere to the Jumbo Glacier Resort site, with the first 18 kms a somewhat maintained paved stretch … > Read More

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