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Supreme Court ruling removes barrier for developing year-round ski resort on sacred First Nation land


A landmark 7-2 decision released Thursday by Canada’s top court paves the way for development of the Jumbo Glacier resort in the Kootenays region of British Columbia, despite strong objections from the Ktunaxa Nation. (Jumbo Glacier Resort)

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

Supreme Court to rule in B.C. case involving Indigenous spirituality and ski resort proposal

Jumbo glacier purcell mountains

Jumbo glacier in the Purcell Mountains of south eastern BC, site of proposed ski resort.

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

Video: Sutikalh Home Of The Winter Spirit

Posted to Youtube Published on Feb 9, 2017 by Kelly Patrick Moore
“Here’s a short video we did to support those living on the land, those protecting the water, air and animals for all of us. If not for these protectors like Hubie and his family, you’d be passing a Nancy Greene mega ski resort on the Duffy Lake Rd. Luckily, now all you see on that route is pristine mountains and beautiful lakes, thanks to these individuals. Please share to help raise social and environmental awareness as well connect to those who are dedicating their lives as land defenders. Please support in any way you can.”

Jumbo resort ordered to cease construction in avalanche zone

Jumbo glacier in the Purcell Mountains, site of proposed ski resort.

Jumbo glacier in the Purcell Mountains, site of proposed ski resort.

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

Government approves controversial Jumbo Glacier Ski resort in B.C. Interior

By Terri Theodore, The Winnipeg Free Press, THE CANADIAN PRESS, Thursday, March 22, 2012

Jumbo glacier in the Purcell Mountains, site of proposed ski resort.

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