Letter: Big White has high water demand

Big White's project will include future neighbourhoods, public facilities, and community infrastructure—with even more demand for water.

Ever wonder how Big White ended up in the Kootenay Boundary regional district?

Apparently, when the boundaries were being established, some local wise man pushed for the head waters of the Kettle River to be included in our regional district so that our communities could exercise “control” over the headwaters of our river. Yes, our river.

Now, Big White Ski Resort is part of the picture.

It features:

• Total Uphill Capacity: 28,000 skiers per hour

• Three village hotels

• 25 condo/town home complexes

• 244 vacation homes and luxury cabins

• One ski-in ski-out youth hostel

• plus retail locations as well as restaurants and pubs.

So, where does all the water they use come from? And is it sustainable?

More good news.

Big White’s vision, “Project 2000,” has now been fulfilled and Big White is rewriting the master plan for moving forward.

This project will include future neighbourhoods, public facilities, and community infrastructure—with even more demand for water.

– Rob Chornenki, Grand Forks

 

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