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Niedermayer to show his support for MLA's rally

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
February 2nd, 2011

Retired NHL all star and Canadian Olympian Scott Niedermayer will show his support for MLA’s rally to Keep Jumbo Wild this Saturday, Feb. 5 at 12 p.m. in the Central School gym.

The two-time hockey Olympic gold medalist and Stanley Cup winner has emailed Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall to express his support for the rally.

Niedermayer has been a vocal advocate for keeping Jumbo wild, and the WHL Kootenay Ice team members are following in his footsteps. They will be reading Niedermayer’s letter while joining host Mungall on stage at the rally this Saturday. 

Also joining her will be Spencer Chandra Herbert, NDP Opposition critic for Tourism, Culture and Arts, The Raging Grannies and more.

In November, Mungall spoke to the minister for Natural Resource Operations and he said that he would be making a decision regarding Jumbo “in the next few months.”

“Should he give the master development agreement the green light, it won’t be long before bulldozers make their way to this important grizzly bear habitat,” said Mungall.

With this decision looming Mungall said the BC Liberal minister “needs to hear the voice of Kootenay residents, a voice that has emphatically said they want to keep Jumbo Wild.

“The time to stop the Jumbo Glacier Resort is now,” she said. “Let’s make sure the minister is clear that we don’t want this development in our backcountry, and that we won’t stand for it.” 

The event goes this Saturday in Central School Gym at 12 p.m.

For more information, please contact Michelle Mungall’s MLA office at 354-5944 — toll-free at 1-877-388-4498 or email at

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