BC Chamber Applauds Jumbo Glacier Approval

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Victoria, March 20, 2012 – The BC Chamber of Commerce would like to applaud the BC Government for its foresight in approving the Jumbo Glacier Resort.

“This project has been reviewed to death,” said John Winter, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce.  “It’s good to see BC sending a clear signal that major projects like these will be judged on their own merits.”

The Jumbo Glacier Resort is a proposed year round ski resort located at the foot of Jumbo Mountain and Jumbo Glacier 55 kilometers west of Invermere, BC.  It has been involved in a lengthy Environmental Assessment process and has taken years to get to this point.

The impact this project will have on the province will be far greater than as just a ski resort.  It will further strengthen British Columbia as world class destination and substantially expand tourism revenue in the Columbia Valley.

“Where major projects are concerned, we very much hope that this is a harbinger of things to come,” continued Winter. “There are several major liquefied natural gas and mining projects that are currently in planning, and I look forward to seeing this as the start of a trend where economically crucial projects go through an expeditious and balanced review process.”

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The BC Chamber is the largest and most broadly based business organization in the province.  Representing over 120 Chambers of Commerce and 32,000 businesses of every size, sector and region of the province the BC Chamber of Commerce is “The Voice of Business in BC.”

For more information on this issue please contact;

Victoria, March 20, 2012 – The BC Chamber of Commerce would like to applaud the BC Government for its foresight in approving the Jumbo Glacier Resort.

“This project has been reviewed to death,” said John Winter, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce.  “It’s good to see BC sending a clear signal that major projects like these will be judged on their own merits.”

The Jumbo Glacier Resort is a proposed year round ski resort located at the foot of Jumbo Mountain and Jumbo Glacier 55 kilometers west of Invermere, BC.  It has been involved in a lengthy Environmental Assessment process and has taken years to get to this point.

The impact this project will have on the province will be far greater than as just a ski resort.  It will further strengthen British Columbia as world class destination and substantially expand tourism revenue in the Columbia Valley.

“Where major projects are concerned, we very much hope that this is a harbinger of things to come,” continued Winter. “There are several major liquefied natural gas and mining projects that are currently in planning, and I look forward to seeing this as the start of a trend where economically crucial projects go through an expeditious and balanced review process.”

The BC Chamber is the largest and most broadly based business organization in the province.  Representing over 120 Chambers of Commerce and 32,000 businesses of every size, sector and region of the province the BC Chamber of Commerce is “The Voice of Business in BC.”

For more information on this issue please contact;

John Winter
President & CEO
BC Chamber of Commerce
C 604.376.3577
jwinter@bcchamber.org