Canada : British Columbia Approves Jumbo Glacier Resort
The B.C. government has approved development of the long-stalled Jumbo Glacier Alpine Resort, which could become the country’s first year-round glacier-based ski resort if environmental appeals don’t cause further delays. The resort will be located in the Purcell Mountains on an old sawmill site, not far from Panorama resort. The $1-billion development 40 miles west of Invermere, B.C., was first proposed in the early 1990s. Since then, the project had passed all necessary regulatory and environmental hurdles, but final provincial approval has been held up for many years.