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April 25, 2016 B.C. Mountaineering Club receives Watersprite Lake trail Section 57 Authorization BCMC received authorization to build the Watersprite Lake Trail from Skookum dam to Watersprite Lake. The authorized trail shares the first 2 km of trail with Darling Lake Heritage Trail.

April 25, 2016 The organization Garibaldi Park 2020 obtains secret park use permit authorizing heli-skiing in huge area of Garibaldi Provincial Park GP 2020 just received a copy of the Commericial Recreation Park Use Permit between Whistler Heli Skiing Ltd. and Her Majesty the Queen. Much to our surprise it's bigger area than anyone ever imagined. Check out our custom map of Singing Pass and the Spearhead Range. The permit area is outlined in pink. Spearhead Heli-skiing...

Mamquam Custom Map

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April 21, 2016 Hikers: walk an extra 5 km of boring logging road - Mountain Resorts Branch Yep, that's what Mountain Resorts Branch wants for you - hike five kilometers of logged out timber just to reach the park boundary. And run a gauntlet of ATVs and mountain bikes flying through the air. Lucky you if you make it further than Singing Pass. Repeat on the way back. Mountain Resorts Branch dictates terms of Singing Pass public access 2020 Commentary 2020 this week received a...

Garibaldi Park 2020 letter to Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations on restoring vehicular access to the historic Singing Pass trailhead. Response from Mr. Jim Standen, Assistant Deputy Minister, BC Parks and Conservation Officer Service Division with assigned reference no. 298622. April 21, 2016 The Honourable Steve Thomson Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Room 248, Parliament Buildings Victoria, BC V8V 1X4Dear...

April 21, 2016 Here is a link to the backgrounder document put together by Ms. Tori Meeks, Acting Senior Manager, Major Projects, Mountain Resorts Branch for the April 26th, 2016 meeting between the stakeholders and various agencies and land managers in the Fitzsimmons drainage. SingingPassTrailBackgrounder20160421.pdf

Singing Pass Custom Map

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Brohm Ridge Custom Map

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April 13, 2016 The Squamish Chief Garibaldi Park 2020 calls for Mountain Resorts Branch to withhold approval of the Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance project until the Singing Pass access fiasco is resolved. http://www.squamishchief.com/news/local-news/squamish-nation-essential-to-whistler-blackcomb-expansion-1.2230075

April 8, 2016 Aquilini Investment Group meets with the 2020 team to discuss the Garibaldi at Squamish Resort proposal The 2020 team discussed with the Aquilini Investment Group the proposed resort at Brohm Ridge and the pledge of $75,000 to reopen the Garibaldi Park master plan. The funds would be pledged to BC Parks for the planning process. AIG stated it has no intention until build out of seeking land from Garibaldi Provincial Park. Based on the length of time to receive approvals and...

April 6, 2016 The Squamish Chief Aquilini Investment Group pledges $75,000 to reopen the Garibaldi Park master plan An update to the news article published on March 31: http://www.squamishchief.com/news/local-news/ubc-club-opposes-garibaldi-at-squamish-resort-1.2221463 The update includes comments attributed to Aquilini Investment Group: [James] Chu said Garibaldi at Squamish also supports BC Parks revising the Garibaldi Park Master Plan. “This revision would involve extensive public...

 Whistler Mountain At Buildout Map This map is part of the Whistler Blackcomb Master Plan Update 2013. Our purpose in publishing it is to show Phase 15, 16 and 17 development. At this time, the plan is not approved. We oppose any expansion of Whistler-Blackcomb until such time as the Singing Pass Trail access problem is resolved to the satisfaction of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of B.C. and the Alpine Club of Canada (Whistler section). We are calling on the Mountain Resorts...

April 5, 2016 Mountain Resorts Branch dictates terms of Singing Pass public access to the 2020 team Summary of comments made by MRB to the organization Garibaldi Park 2020. The Whistler master plan of 2013 (phase 15, 16, 17 expansion) has not been approved by Mountain Resorts Branch. They expect it will be in the coming months. MRB will be presenting two options to the FMCBC and ACC Whistler at an April meeting neither of which is what is being asked for - restoration of public...

April 5, 2016 Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/donor-lists-reveal-bc-liberals-greed-for-power/article29535533/ Journalist Gary Mason writes that Elections BC just released the donations from last year. Real estate developers including Francesco Aquilini, Garibaldi at Squamish resort proponent, were well represented in the almost $10 million the BC Liberals accumulated last year. He writes: Francesco Aquilini donated more than $175,000 through...

April 1, 2016 George Heyman, M.L.A. (Vancouver-Fairview) meets with the 2020 team The 2020 team met with George Heyman in his Vancouver constituency office to introduce themselves and discuss the issues raised on the 2020 web site and GAS petition. Mr. Heyman is the Environment and Sustainable Energy critic of the NDP opposition in the provincial legislature.

March 31, 2016 The Squamish Chief http://www.squamishchief.com/news/local-news/ubc-club-opposes-garibaldi-at-squamish-resort-1.2221463

The FMCBC has submitted a letter Singing-Pass-Trail-Access-Letter-to-Norman-Lee-February-29-2016.pdf (and responded by Norman Lee Response Letter 2016) to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations requesting improved public access to the Singing Pass Trail in Garibaldi Provincial Park. This follows another that was sent to 2015-09-09-LT-FLNR-Singing-Pass.pdf (and responded by 2015-10-13-Response-FLNRO-Singing-Pass.pdf) Land Officer Tori...

Brohm OGMA-Legal

Old growth management areas in and around Brohm Ridge that are classified by B.C. as "legal". Click Here for Gmap Rendering {GPSCONTENT ["id": 22, "elevation": 1, "speed": 1, "hr": 1]}

Elections BC reported that Francesco Aquilini, the chief financial backer of the Garibaldi at Squamish Resort Proposal, has donated over $1,000,000 to the BC Liberals and Christy Clark since 2005.  Are there implications to a political donation of this magnitude? We don't know. We don't know to what extent the B.C. cabinet or the premier can exert influence on say, the Environment Assessment Office, to approve an environmental assessment certificate for a project under...

March 30, 2016 News 1130 AM Radio http://www.news1130.com/2016/03/30/group-plans-to-halt-garibaldi-resort/ News 1130 interviews the public face of the 2020 team after the GAS petition hit number 1 on REDDIT.  

March 30, 2016 Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/party-with-the-premier-not-for-any-price/article29428208/ Journalist Gary Mason writes about perfectly legal campaign financing practices in B.C. and Ontario. What you might not have known, meetings with the premiers or even cabinet ministers can be arranged for large donors. In B.C. "the names of the people who donate to the party are published annually" Mr Mason writes. "What we don’t know is who on...

Garibaldi OGMA-Legal

Old growth management areas in and around Garibaldi Park that are classified by B.C. as "legal". Click Here for Gmap Rendering {GPSCONTENT ["id": 23, "elevation": 1, "speed": 1, "hr": 1]}

March 22, 2016 FOI requests submitted by 2020 2020 submitted Freedom of Information requests comprising: Copies of the Heli-Skiing Park Use Permits/Agreements for Heli-Ski operations within Garibaldi Provincial Park. Copy of all the documents, letters, emails sent to and/or received from Squamish First Nation, or any other first nation pertaining to or mentioning the Darling Lake Trail, Darling Lake or Darling Ridge. Location - GPS coordinates - of all the mineral mountain goat licks...

The Historic Singing Pass Trail existed well before the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort.  The battle to maintain access to this trail began almost 50 years ago in 1968.  Some of those original documents are posted on this site (see the documents section). After a major road slump in 1997 made the original access road impassable, access has yet to be restored.  Despite several highly viable options being available, commercial and industrial interests have presented a myriad...

Stop Garibaldi at Squamish Poster for higher resolution version of the poster below Brohm Ridge Custom Map for Garibaldi at Squamish Resort MapsWhat Is Garibaldi at Squamish?  (The Article Below comes from http://savebrohm.org) (Website Defunct) The Garibaldi at Squamish (GAS) proposal includes 22,500 bed units, (1,770 hotel units, 5,723 housing units) 24 ski lifts, 3 gondolas, 3 day lodge facilities, 500,000 square feet of commercial space, 100 km of new road, one large water storage...

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