Supreme Court ruling removes barrier for developing year-round ski resort on sacred First Nation land
Proposed project in B.C. pits Indigenous religious rights against public interest in Crown land
By Kathleen Harris, CBC News, Nov 2, 2017
Building a massive ski resort on B.C. land considered sacred to a First Nation does not breach religious rights, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a decision released Thursday. Read the rest of this entry
Canadian Press, November 1, 2017
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is due to release a decision Thursday in a case that hinges on freedom of religion and how Indigenous spirituality should be protected under the Charter of Rights. Read the rest of this entry
By Matt Kieltyka, Metro Vancouver, April 26, 2015
British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office has ordered construction of two buildings at the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort to stop.
According to an April 24, 2015 letter from the office’s compliance and enforcement department (EAO C&E), the under-construction day lodge and service buildings are located within an avalanche hazard area and breach the conditions of the resort’s environmental assessment certificate. Read the rest of this entry
By Terri Theodore, The Winnipeg Free Press, THE CANADIAN PRESS, Thursday, March 22, 2012
VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government has cleared the way for a controversial ski resort in the province’s Purcell Mountains, where local First Nations say grizzly bears dance.
The Jumbo Glacier Ski Resort, a 104-hectare, year-round development, has been in the works for 22 years, and has faced fierce opposition from the Ktunaxa First Nation and environmentalists at every step along the way. Read the rest of this entry