Wildsight asks public to be Jumbo’s Valentine

Those that have fought against a ski resort development in the Jumbo Valley are putting out a call to drop the fighting words.

COLUMBIA VALLEY — Environmental groups that have fought against a ski resort development in the Jumbo Valley are putting out a call to drop the fighting words and come up with something different: a Valentine to a wild Jumbo Valley. Robyn Duncan, Wildsight’s Purcells program manager, says the groups are joining together to protect the wild valley and its glaciers.

“Rumors are thick on the ground about the government moving closer to signing off on the master development agreement,” Duncan said. “This would represent a decision on Jumbo in the wrong direction.”

Duncan is asking opponents of the Jumbo project to send a valentine to Premier Christy Clark via the website jumbowild.com.

Duncan said it’s still important to let the Premier know if you are opposed to the resort development, and why.

“We’re asking people to talk about their values in Valentines—and we are hoping the Premier reads the love for this place that goes into them.”

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