In The Pioneers September 9th issue on page 38, regarding recent activity in the Farnham Glacier area, the following quote is attributed to Grant Costello of Glacier Resorts Ltd. (GRL)
My ultimate hope is that theyll [Winsport] remove their stuff. . . and that they will return the area to as close to pristine as possible, and that the province will ensure that they do that.
Although it is unusual, this time I am very much in agreement with Mr. Costello. I had meetings with him on June 8th and July 12th where I and other witnesses heard him say that the bulldozer track to the West Farnham Glacier, made in August 2008, is not longer required; that GRL had abandoned any plans to use or further develop that rough track. This is further confirmed in the notes of government inspectors who visited the site on August 10th, in company with Mr. Costello.
Therefore, my ultimate hope is that GRL will remove their bulldozer track of 2008 and return the area to as close to pristine as possible, and that the province will ensure that they do that before any commercial activity takes place on the GRL Licence of Occupation.
I am certain Mr. Costello will be very much in agreement with this, because of his strong environmental ethic. And further, when this remediation work is completed GRL will have secured one of their greatest public relation coups in the past 20 years.