The B.C. government has granted a conditional environmental assessment approval to a controversial ski resort proposed for Squamish.
The Garibaldi at Squamish ski resort has 40 conditions for it to go ahead, including switching to groundwater, protecting salmon habitat, and reduce human bear conflicts.
It must also scrap a proposed golf course and water reservoirs.
“We know that the project has downsized from their original scoping. It has been heavily constrained from our understanding. Even though they have approval at this stage, I think they still have a lot of work to do around social licence.”
Squamish First Nation Chief Ian Campbell says economic benefits, including jobs, must also flow to the First Nations.