Keep Jumbo Wild - Protect Qat'mukQat’muk is the name of the lands of the Ktunaxa Nation. It includes the area of the Jumbo Valley. For over 26 years Kootenay residents have been fighting to keep Qat’muk free from industrial development from the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort. It is the largest tract of non-roaded wilderness in Southern BC and home to the Grizzly Bear spirit. After 20 years, the struggle continues. In 2018, Glacier Resorts Ltd. filed a legal petition to review the expiration of their Environmental Assessment Certificate as the result of the 2015 decision by the former Minister of Environment, Mary Pollack, that the project had not “substantially started”. The final ruling required the current Ministry of Environment to do a second review with the new information that Glacier Resorts Ltd. provided. The Ministry of Environment is appealing the decision.
100% Renewable KootenaysMunicipalities own most of the built infrastructure in Canada, and have control over roughly half of Canada’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. When we act together, we have the power to create a healthy, prosperous future that includes support for low-income people, providing justice and reconciliation for Indigenous Peoples, and retraining workers from the fossil fuel industry to green jobs. If the whole West Kootenay region commits to transition to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050 then it would be the largest geographic area in North America to lead on clean energy.