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Judge Rejects Petition to Overturn Jumbo City

A BC Supreme Court judge ruled today that the province did not err in creating a city with no residents to facilitate the Jumbo Glacier ski resort development. West Kootenay EcoSociety launched the court challenge in February 2013 with the support of local residents and West Coast Environmental Law. The court challenge argued that the municipality violates provincial laws requiring municipalities…

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Jumbo lawsuit gains momentum

The City of Nelson passed a unanimous resolution on Monday expressing concern regarding the Jumbo Municipality. The resolution asks the Union of BC Municipalities to intervene in the West Kootenay EcoSociety’s lawsuit challenging the unpopulated municipality high in the Purcell Mountains. The province established the city and appointed a city council in February in order to allow the development…

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