Jumbo Official Community Plan

The Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality will have a hearing on June 16 to receive comments on the proposed Official Community Plan (OCP). Initially, the OCP was to have been completed by Feburary, but the Minister granted the municipality an extension when it became clear that some residential and mixed use buildings were planned within high and medium risk avalanche zones.

The plan can be reviewed online at the Jumbo Municipality’s website. Comments can be submitted by email, fax, or letter until 4pm June 12. Comments will also be heard at the hearing on June 16 at Radium City Hall starting at 9am. Read more about the hearing process here.

West Kootenay EcoSociety is bringing the Province to court over the creation of the municipality, which has no residents, no infrastructure, and no tax base. The case will be heard in BC Supreme Court in Vancouver on July 15-17.