Jumbo Valley one step closer to being protected

Photo: Steve Shannon The Ktunaxa Nation will receive $16.1 million in federal government support to protect the Qat’muk area, also known as the Jumbo Valley. It covers 211,045 hectares in the southeastern area of BC in the central Purcell Mountains. Developers have been trying to build the Jumbo Glacier Resort there for over 25 years. “This is an important investment in expanding protected…

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Breaking News: Court keeps Jumbo wild… for now

The Jumbo Valley still remains wild thanks to a BC Court of Appeal ruling. In 2015, the Environment Minister at the time, BC Liberal Mary Polak, noted the developer, Glacier Resorts, had not made enough progress to maintain their permits. The developer received its environmental approval 10 years prior and had not substantially started the project. Glacier Resorts didn’t like that ruling and…

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The time is now

Jayme Jones is a such an inspiring woman. As a mother of two, and a very dear member of our community. She walks the talk by taking action in her own life and being a leader in her community. This is why Jayme is involved with the EcoSociety: "With two small children, a healthy environment has never been more important to me. I want my children to be able to enjoy clean air, water, and land for…

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Member Spotlight: Diana van Eyk is a committed member and volunteer

by Diana van Eyk I love being a member of the EcoSociety for a whole raft of reasons. On the practical side, it's an extremely effective organization. Here are some of the things the small staff and volunteers do that make me feel excited: run campaigns that educate us on important environmental issues, run outdoor markets that sell locally grown food and handmade goods, fight to keep Jumbo wild…

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Member Spotlight: Sue Skidmore is a proud mom and gramma

by Sue Skidmore We all join the West Kootenay EcoSociety for different reasons…my push was alcohol. There, I hope I got your attention. I joined the EcoSociety as a member and have started taking on a few “baby-steps” volunteer jobs, like writing this blog, but it took me a while to get to this point.  Contrary to how this sounds, drinking does not play a big part in my life but making new…

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