MLA’s rally for Jumbo Wild

You are invited to join Michelle Mungall on February 5, at 12:00 p.m. in Nelson’s Central School gym for a rally to keep Jumbo wild.

You are invited to join Michelle Mungall on February 5, at 12:00 p.m. in Nelson’s Central School gym for a rally to keep Jumbo wild.

In November, Mungall spoke to the Minister for Natural Resource Operations and he said that he would be making a decision regarding Jumbo “in the next few months.”

With this decision looming Mungall says the BC Liberal Minister “needs to hear the voice of Kootenay residents, a voice that has emphatically said they want to keep Jumbo Wild.”

Mungall will be joined by her BCNDP colleagues and many other special guests to speak out for Jumbo wild.  Spencer Chandra Herbert, NDP Opposition Critic for Tourism, Culture & Arts, will be in Nelson to say that Jumbo Glacier Resort is bad for the environment and bad for local backcountry tourism.  A special letter that was written specifically for the event by Keep Jumbo Wild supporter Scott Niedermayer will be read by a Nelson Leaf player. Additionally, representatives from the Ktunaxa Nation will speak about their delegation to the B.C. Legislature where they presented the BC Liberal government with the Qat’muk Declaration, a declaration to keep Jumbo wild.

“The time to stop the Jumbo Glacier Resort is now. Let’s make sure the Minister is clear that we don’t want this development in our backcountry, and that we won’t stand for it.”

Lisel Forst

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