NELSON IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO LIVE
The Jumbo Valley in the East Kootenays is a rare treasure nestled in the Central Purcell Mountains, a vital habitat for many plants and animals including wide-ranging species like grizzly bear, mountain goat, wolverine and mountain caribou. However, a proposed new resort town would create a small city in the heart of the valley, and has been a source of intense public controversy since being first proposed.
The West Kootenay Eco Society have recently headed to court to try and stop the development of the resort, funded through a crowdfunding campaign and with legal help from the West Coast Environmental Law Foundation. While a decision is still awaited, this represents an important step in local decision making.