Opinion

Democracy?

Story: Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality  was recently created.  hectares of wilderness public land was taken. A Mayor & Council was appointed to govern solely to  develop the Jumbo Glacier Resort. This decision flies in the face of local democracy with 20+ years of overwhelming & diverse opposition, First Nations beliefs and grizzly bear scientists. It ignores the UBCM who opposed the concept of an unelected body making land-use decisions and of a municipality without a population. This is outrageous.

 

Muriel Walton,

Castlegar

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