There is welcome news in the long plight of the Jumbo Valley. The Ktunaxa Nation Council has received approval from Environment and Climate Change Canada for funding to develop an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area, up to 211,045 hectares, in the Qat’muk area of the
Extinction through the eyes of a five year old
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Canada’s Southern Rocky and Purcell Mountains are a vital part of North America’s most intact and important wildlife corridors. The mountain ranges form crucial migratory bird habitat, and are critical habitat for grizzly bears, wolverines, badgers and a host of other wildlife. Wildlife corridors are so important because wildlife need room to roam. When their … Continued
In our last big update on Jumbo we told you we were going back to court. Now, we are thrilled to share with you a big win for Jumbo Valley!
In short: After years of court cases and appeals, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that Glacier Resort’s environmental certificate has expired and they cannot pr
KIMBERLEY, August 6, 2019
After a court decision, Jumbo Glacier Resort no longer has a valid environmental certificate and the resort cannot be built until re-assessed.
Large swaths of private BC forest are being clearcut without public notice, consultation or thought for community, wildlife or long-term forest sustainability. Why is this happening? A significant portion of BC’s logging—particularly in the Kootenays and on Vancouver Island—happens on private land, but current BC regulations on private land logging provide little to no protection for wildlife, water, … Continued
A friend of mine once shared with me her experience of trying to explain to her five year old son what extinction meant. How do you conceptualize the idea that an animal or plant will never again live, anywhere? Let alone explain that the reason is likely because our expanding human footprint…
Here in BC, it’s obvious that we care about our environment—and we like to think that our laws reflect how we feel. But when it comes to mining, the sad truth is that our laws to protect the environment and our communities are outdated, weak or sometimes just not enforced. There’s a saying that BC … Continued
We must protect all of BC’s mountain caribou, before it is too late. Join us and send a letter to Environment Ministers McKenna and Heyman letting them know that you demand ground action, now.
Yesterday night, forty hardy Kimberlites gathered outside in Kimberley’s Platzl to the honour our mountain caribou, after the recent news that the last females caribou have been moved from the South Purcell and Selkirk herds to Revelstoke. They heard from conservationists who worked to save the caribou, representatives of the Ktunaxa Nation and those who’ve … Continued
Join us for a candlelight vigil to remember the caribou in Kimberley on Feb 5. Efforts to rescue mountain caribou in the Purcell and southern Selkirk Mountains over the past two decades have resulted in translocation of animals to the Revelstoke maternal pen. Provincial biologists recently moved the only known remaining female from the South … Continued