This suspiciously comes into action jan 1st 2015, 2 months after the planned Jumbo resort's original environmental assessment is set to expire. While resorts will still need an environmental assessment from the ministry of forests, the provincial side requirement has been eliminated. Please at least read one article on the matter and contact your local MLA if you're concerned about this. Electronic petitions don't accomplish squat. Find your MLA here:
We visited the area in 2013 and would hate to see it developed. I even spoke with the guy the spearheading the whole project, Grant Costello. He was overseeing soil sampling operations for the construction of a lodge below the glacier at the head of Farnham Creek. His best argument during a very civil conversation was that we environmentalists want to protect everything, and that there are enough protected areas as it it. I'm not kidding. Everyone has to make a living. I was surprised that this man was genuinely trying to convince me that the cat-ski operation would be the best thing since sliced bread, a great way to ski in the summer.
The fact that shovels haven't hit the ground yet is obvious: the funding is not there. Clearly this project is still desperate need of money, otherwise the operation would be up and running by now. The provincial government is handing out all it can, but still nothing has happened. There is even a Jumbo resort municipality in place, complete with a mayor. But wait, how can there be a mayor with NO constituents, you ask? well, this mayor wasn't elected. See what kind of a circus this all is?
I'll stop here, but once again I invite you to look into the subject and DO something. Call your MLA, send a PAPER letter, and consider donating to one of the organizations that oppose the resort's construction. It will only take you 20 minutes at the most.
Here's where you can start:
I'll lead by axample as I've just made a $100 donation. Again, that's about the cost of a week-end overnight trip around Pemberton with food and fuel. Make a donation and post your screen capture too!