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Jumbo zoning public hearing

The controversial Jumbo Glacier Resort municipality has hosted its public hearing into a zoning application.

The developer wants to build a day lodge and ski lifts.

As with any municipality such a hearing is necessary before 3rd reading and adoption.

However the Jumbo municipality is very different in that the government appointed the mayor and councillors for what is a person-less community.

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The West Kootenay Eco Society is taking legal action to try to have the municipality quashed because its councillors are accountable to no one.

For the record only two people made formal submissions at Wednesday’s hearing – which was held at Radium.

Activist groups like the Eco Society boycotted it arguing the municipality is illegitimate.

The resort is now over 20 years in the making and in terms of their environmental approval issued in 2004 the developer must show substantial works have started by this October.

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