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Align Ajax consultation with City, says EAO

October
20
,
2015
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KGHM Ajax should align its public consultation efforts with the City’s own public consultation, says the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. In a letter to KGHM Ajax CEO Marcin Mostowy dated Oct. 13, a copy of which was obtained...

Yes to full-panel Ajax review: NDP, Liberals

October
15
,
2015
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The Ajax mine may not be of national importance but it is a serious issue in the community, said Radio NL news director Jim Harrison before he put a critical question to federal election candidates Thursday. Would they demand a higher level of...

Doing double duty on Ajax concerns

October
13
,
2015
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“A loose timeline,” is how Jen Fretz describes the status of province’s current assessment of the Ajax Mine permit application and environmental impact statement. The City public works director and her staff have been busy since...

38 days added to evaluation of Ajax application

October
10
,
2015
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An extra 38 days have been added to the provincial evaluation of the environmental permit for the Ajax open-pit copper mine. B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office released the decision late Friday, saying KGHM Ajax Mining Inc. asked for...

Public puts tough Ajax questions to City

September
28
,
2015
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Ajax Mine supporters made a strong showing at a City meeting Monday evening to gather input for an independent study of the proposed mine, but they were outnumbered at the microphones by opposing residents submitting questions. Roughly 400 people...

First Nations file Jacko Lake title claim

September
22
,
2015
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First Nations have filed in B.C. Supreme Court their title claim to Jacko Lake and surroundings, a direct challenge to development of the Ajax Mine. The Tk’emlups and Skeetchestn bands announced Tuesday that they are proceeding with their...

Ajax town hall set for Sept. 28

September
15
,
2015
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City council has scheduled a town hall meeting on the proposed Ajax mine for Monday, Sept. 28 at the Coast Kamloops Hotel. The marathon meeting — four hours have been allocated, 6-10 p.m. — marks the first step in the City’s...

KGHM promises ‘meaningful discussions’

September
14
,
2015
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KGHM Ajax Mining Inc. confirmed Monday it has reached a major milestone, its submission of the application and environmental impact statement for the Ajax project. Comprised or more than 18,000 pages, the document sets out potential environmental...

Ajax Mine application in government hands

September
12
,
2015
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After years of investment, exploration, research and dialogue, KGHM’s environmental permit application is in the hands of government and First Nations, but the company must abide rules of disclosure until Monday. Word of the presentation is...

Ajax review choice 'troubling'

August
30
,
2015
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Questions continue to be raised about the City’s hiring of SLR Consulting to conduct a $300,000 independent review of the Ajax Mine proposal. City staff are confident the right choice was made, but critics have doubted SLR’s...