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New Callaghan adventure lodge under fire

Proposal calls into question long term planning for the valley

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“The bottom line for us really with the Blackcomb Snowmobile proposal wasn’t necessarily passing judgment on the application one way or the other, other than to say ‘look we believe we went down this road before with the venue for the Olympic site with some commercial development there, and as a result of that public hearing, we took all that commercial development out,’” said Olmstead. “For something of this scale, it just needs to be part of that overall context.”

He said SLRD staff would be meeting with provincial representatives from MOTSA to discuss this application and others that may in the pipeline.

“If they’re anticipating an upsurge in activity, we’d certainly like to know about it,” said Olmstead.

MOTSA officials did not return phone calls before deadline Wednesday.

In addition to sending its letter of opposition to the proposal, Councillor Forsyth suggested the mayor call the minister and ask exactly what the province’s plans are for the Callaghan.

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