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Rod Macleod, vice president of planning at Aquilini Group was interviewed by Sea to Sky Podcast in September. The interview is over 30 minutes long but there are a few takeaways that are of interest to the backcountry community. Macleod couldn't help taking a dig into Vail Resorts, owners of Whistler Blackcomb. According to Macleod, Vail doesn't care about the local market. They are interested in the international destination market, whereas Garibaldi at Squamish sees its biggest market as...

BackcountryBC met today with Rod Macleod, vice president of planning with the Aquilini Group down at Rogers Arena. We discussed our concerns with the Garibaldi at Squamish development.  https://www.squamishchief.com/real-estate/construction-could-begin-in-four-years-gas-1.23335649?fbclid=IwAR3Seto45mAQigxtS4E1dnh5pxXKcrnfIVWib84xtUP_sA-0rF9JIGMRsHo We strayed onto the topic of Singing Pass access. Mr. Macleod worked at Whistler Mountain when Peter Alder was the general manager. Mr....

Garibaldi at Squamish Resorts just never seems to go away, and it seems ever more likely that it will go ahead. There were a whole pile of shenanigans that we uncovered regarding this proposal a few years ago (see below) and we performed extensive mapping work on it. Reference:  https://backcountrybc.ca/…/backcount…/brohm-ridge-custom-map and https://backcountrybc.ca/…/brohm-ridge-garibaldi-at-squamis… Hopefully the Proponent and Government have come up with a better...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Garibaldi At Squamish Assessment Report GASAssessmentReportByEnvironmentalAssessmentOffice2010May17.pdf Prepared by the Environmental Assessment Office, May 17, 2010 and considered by the Minister of Environment, Honourable Mary Polak when approving the issuance of the Environmental Assessment Certificate in January 2016.  Selected quotes Page 70 The 2003 Application predicts a maximum of 240 hectares, or about 5%, of the high and moderately high winter...

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