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UPDATED: Supreme Court rejects Ktunaxa’s Jumbo challenge

The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected the Ktunaxa Nation’s challenge to Jumbo Glacier Resort.

The high court ruled that building the ski resort on land they consider sacred does not breach religious rights.

The Ktunaxa say the project will drive the grizzly bear spirit from Qat’muk, their name for the land.

But the court said protection of religion under the charter doesn’t extend to the protection of sacred sites.

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It also said the BC government met its consultation obligations before granting a development permit.

The case was also dismissed by both the BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

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