Minister to tour Jumbo site

Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, is set to tour the site of the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort today.

Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, is set to tour the site of the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort today.

Thomson is expected to speak with the media following his visit. Check next week’s Valley Echo for more on this story.

Meanwhile, NDP leader Adrian Dix is officially opposing the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort.

“The New Democrat’s position on the proposed Jumbo Glacier resort is unequivocal; it should not proceed,” Dix said in a release last Friday. “Kootenay residents have been very clear.  The proposal does not make economic or environmental sense.”

Dix previously appeared at an anti-Jumbo rally in West Kootenay during his run for party leadership.