In an hour or so according to the CBC Radio, our illegitimate government, led by our un-elected premier is going to announce that the locally detested Jumbo Resort is to be green lighted. This will place the equivalent of a town in the alpine region of one of the last wild game corridors in North America all to make money for the same old looters and exploiter class and provide a few minimum wage jobs for the locals who will have to be happy with crumbs. The Shuswap band, who frankly have nothing to do with this area, WE ARE NOT IN THE TICKY_TACKY SHUSWAP, in case you didn't notice. The local native bands unanimously oppose this development as do the majority of the locals, at least on the BC side of the Purcell Divide - the other side of the divide that elects an asshole like Bill Bennett may as well be in Alberta, and right now I wish it was part of Alberta, because then we wouldn't have to go to war over this proposed monstrosity.
We spent months, no years, shutting down/preventing the ridiculous Glacier/Howser IPP project which was designed to correlate with this proposed monstrosity, they hoped to piggy-back road construction and power supply from the west, in spite of the fact that the IPP, if primarily intending to provide power to the existing grid could have connected to the grid within anywhere from five to forty miles of already developed land, rather than building eighty kilometers of road and transmission through wilderness.
Anyway, according the the CBC website at this moment:
B.C. to approve Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort
CBC News has learned that the B.C. government will approve Jumbo Glacier Alpine Resort Tuesday.
The highly controversial year-round ski resort has been on the books for two decades, having gone through all regulatory approvals but no government would sign off on it — until now.
The Liberals are expected to hold a press conference at 11 a.m. PT to announce the billion-dollar development, located 55 kilometres west of Invermere.
For the past over twenty years no ELECTED government has dared wade in to approve this affront to nature and the local residents. However, non-Premier Crusty and her mandateless bunch of thieves, knowing their time at the trough is almost done, have the unmitigated gall to approve it before they are turfed out the door. A letter in the Invemere Echo makes some relevant points about how "impartial" the process has been from the BC liaR circle of hell.
BC Liberals never impartial on Jumbo
.......Bill Bennett was quoted as saying "we are long past the stage where government is obligated to remain impartial." Actually, Bennett and his colleagues in government have shown nothing but bias in favour of this project from the moment they came into power in May of 2001.
Gordon Campbell in fact showed his bias three times through public statements he made in 2002 before the environmental assessment process was even half completed.
He made these statements despite the fact that there had been one grizzly bear report and one economic feasibility report (government commissioned) that had given the Jumbo project two thumbs down.
Well non-legitimate assholes, I guess this is war.........
It isn't difficult to predict where illegitimate Christy Clueless stands on the Enbridge Pipeline......it could be a hot summer in BeeCee!