Jumbo Ski Resort Development

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Four months ago, Rev. Greg Powell left his cozy home in southeastern British Columbia and flew to the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. (…) For Powell, his presence in court that day was an act of reconciliation and justice. Since 1991, a cast of environmentalists, biologists, community activists, local politicians and the Ktunaxa (pronounced k-too-nah-ha) have attempted to stop the development of the Jumbo Glacier Resort in the midst of the soaring Purcell Mountains. But all scientific, ethical and economic arguments — delivered in consultations, reviews and environmental assessments — have failed to stop the proposed 6,250-bed, 110-hectare resort. In 2012, the developer signed an agreement with the B.C. government to build the attraction on Crown land, just west of the Rockies and a 420-kilometre drive from Powell’s congregation at Castlegar United.

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