By Miriam Needoba, Small Town Films
Keep Jumbo Wild Rally in Nelson on Saturday, Feb. 5.
Twenty years of protest against the development of Jumbo Glacier has not diminished the enthusiasm nor the number of protesters as a rally held in Nelson on the weekend showed.
(Marilyn James - Sinixt spokesperson)
The rally was hosted by local MLA Michelle Mungall who warned that the government would be making a decision about Jumbo in the next few months.
(Michelle Mungall - MLA Nelson-Creston)
The issues on the table include the negative impact development will have on wild animal populations, as well as the assumed burden it will place on BC taxpayers.
(Bob Campsall - Councilor for District of Invermere)
There was also discussion about the Environmental Assessment Act.
The Raging Grannies were in attendance and prepared a song.
NDP leadership contender Adrian Dix was also in attendance to show his support.
To learn more or find out about how to get involved, got to www.ecosociety.ca or www.keepitwild.ca. Both sites have associated Facebook pages as well.
Miriam Needoba, director, Small Town Films Inc