Ajax

City meets with Bennett on Ajax Mine

September
27
,
2016
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City representatives met in Victoria Tuesday with Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett to discuss the Ajax Mine project.  Mayor Peter Milobar said they updated Bennett on the city’s resumption of discussions toward a community...

City ‘neutered’ by Ajax neutrality, Walsh says

August
18
,
2016
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By remaining officially neutral on the question of an open pit mine on its boundaries, the City of Kamloops fails to have a voice in a matter critical to the future of its citizens, says Coun. Denis Walsh. Back in town Thursday after a...

Councillor's appeal to Premier questioned

August
16
,
2016
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Ajax isn’t on the agenda, but it’s almost certain to be on the minds of those around the table at City council’s first meeting in three weeks, Tuesday, Aug. 16. A letter sent late last week to Premier Christy Clark, Coun....

Ex-project manager sues KGHM over dismissal

August
9
,
2016
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The former project manager of KGHM-Ajax is suing the company for wrongful dismissal. Clyde Gillespie, who was dismissed as the company’s top executive in Kamloops in May after playing a pivotal role in the project for two years, has filed a...

KGHM files preliminary responses

August
4
,
2016
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KGHM-Ajax says it has taken another important step forward, submitting preliminary responses to 2,700 comments and questions that arose from its project application and environmental impact statement. The responses were submitted Friday to the...

Disaster followup leaves critics unassured

August
3
,
2016
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Two years after the worst mining disaster in B.C. history, Energy and Mine Minister Bill Bennett has declared the province a global leader on mine tailings storage regulations. “This Thursday marks two years since the tailings storage...

Keep fighting and writing, May says

July
29
,
2016
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About 250 people crowded into St. Andrew’s on the Square on a muggy Friday night to hear a panel speak against the Ajax Mine proposal. Though the event was promoted as a town hall gathering open to all, the thrust of all who spoke,...

Suspend Ajax permit process, Walsh says

July
29
,
2016
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Pointing to what he feels are two key flaws in the permitting process for the proposed Ajax Mine, Coun. Denis Walsh argues that it should be suspended. Plans for a tailings pond dam must be dropped by proponent KGHM, Walsh said Friday ahead...

May backs call for more public input on mine

July
29
,
2016
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Describing the environmental assessment process as abominable across the country, Green Party Leader says the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office should allow an additional public comment period for the Ajax Mine. May takes part in a panel...

Green Party’s May joins Ajax panel

July
28
,
2016
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Organizers of a panel discussion on the Ajax Mine proposal hope to see a good turnout despite short notice and awkward timing on a Friday night at the start of a long weekend.  The panel, including Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, gathers...