Nonexistent B.C. Town Gets a Mayor, and Opposition is FumingBy Michael Frank on February 22nd, 2013
B.C.’s Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort, planned for the last 22 years in the Purcells and opposed for those 22 years by environmentalists who say that the resort threatens grizzly habitat, now has a mayor and a city council. Never mind that there are no citizens of the proposed resort. Well, actually there’s a lot of minding going on against Greg Deck, who was appointed mayor of the town of Glacier by the province last November to oversee development of municipal infrastructure for the planned $450-million ski resort. Opponents say that it’s illegal for the province to appoint Deck by fiat, without elections, especially when he’s essentially a figurehead meant to rubber stamp resort construction. The matter is now in the hands of B.C.’s supreme court. Via The Province.
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