MLA responds to letter about Jumbo Resort
Peter Ross never lets the facts get in the way of a good story. He insists in your December 13 edition that public taxpayers will "pay for an expensive construction and maintenance of [the road into Jumbo Valley].” This is not true. The province has a policy that developers pay the cost of road improvements that are directly tied to their developments, whether it is ski resorts or housing subdivisions. Ask any developer along Highway 3 or other provincial roadway, who has had to have a pull out lane or intersection constructed to serve their development. When RCR needed to have a safer intersection off Highway 3, they paid over $400,000 for construction costs. Ditto Copper Point golf course in Invermere. If the Jumbo Glacier Resort proceeds, the road will be improved primarily at the expense of the resort project proponent. If Teck needs an intersection to access their land on the upside of Highway 3 at Sparwood, they too will contribute to the cost. Peter ought to do a little research before he fires up that pen of his.
MLA, Kootenay East
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