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Jumbo review decision could take months

A decision on whether the B.C. government acted appropriately when approving the Jumbo Glacier Resort will likely take months. The trial part of the judicial review put forth by the Ktunaxa Nation Council wrapped up on Friday, January 17.

Kathryn Teneese, chair of the Ktunaxa Nation Council, said they are now awaiting a decision on the review. The Ktunaxa Nation isn't sure how long that will take, as there is a lot of information for the judge to wade through.

"Obviously we're hoping the sooner the better," she said. "Then we can determine what our next steps will be."

Teneese said lawyers for the Ktunaxa Nation advised that it could be months before a decision is reached.

The Ktunaxa Nation petitioned for a judicial review of whether the B.C. government acted appropriately when it approved the Master Development Agreement for Jumbo Glacier Resort back in March 2012.

The court case began earlier this month, on Jan. 6. The three parties involved – the Ktunaxa, the B.C. government and Glacier Resorts Ltd – were asked to prepare written affidavits that were presented in court.

The review took place in Vancouver Supreme Court over the course of 10 days.

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