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Rally to fight recent Jumbo Glacier Ski Resort proposal goes Sunday at Nelson City Hall

The West Kootenay Coalition for Jumbo Wild invites anyone concerned about the Jumbo Glacier Ski Resort proposal to come to a candlelight vigil at Nelson City Hall on Sunday March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

There will be speakers, live music, and information about the issue. 

The provincial government announced Tuesday that the Jumbo Glacier Resort Master Development had been approved.

It’s a decision that took more than 20 years to make.

“I approved Jumbo Glacier Resort's Master Development Agreement after reviewing all of the relevant documentation, and meeting with both First Nations and the proponent,” said Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations from Victoria.

The approval gives Glacier Resorts Ltd the go ahead to build North America’s only year-round glacier based resort.

The resort will be in the Purcell Mountains, 57 km west of Invermere, on the site of an old sawmill. The completed ski resort will feature up to 23 lifts, a 3,000 metre-high gondola and spectacular world-class views.