Jumbo policing clarified

  • Nov. 7, 2014 4:00 p.m.

By Steve Hubrecht

Pioneer Staff

The provincial Environmental Assessment Office has clarified that it considers a Glacier Resorts Ltd. commitment in its environmental assessment certificate to do with police services to be applicable when people are actually living and working at the planned Jumbo Glacier Resort, not during construction phases of the project.

This condition is an operational requirement and will be implemented when there are staff, residents and visitors at the resort, said Ministry of Environment spokesperson David Karn.

Invermere councillor Paul Denchuk, in a story in last weeks October 31st edition of The Pioneer, had suggested that Glacier Resorts Ltd. should contribute to the cost of policing in Jumbo, citing the four local RCMP officers present at the October 4th rally held in the Jumbo Valley by resort opponents, and pointing to commitment 178 in Glacier Resorts Ltds assessment certificate.

The commitment, under the heading police services reads that resort proponents commit to develop a plan with the assistance of police and provincial authorities and to be responsible for arrangements with the province regarding police service and adequate staffing.

The Pioneer had asked the Environmental Assessment Office if the commitment was meant to be applied once the Jumbo municipality actually has permanent residents (as the office has now clarified it does), or if it was also meant to apply during other phases of the project, such as during construction. But the offices response was received after press time and consequently could not be included in last weeks story.

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