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KGHM's $300,000 review bill far exceeds cost of transparency, mine opponents say

August
27
,
2015
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KGHM’s offer to cover the $300,000 cost of an independent review for the City could pay for a lot of public transparency, says the coalition opposing the Ajax Mine. In a meeting Wednesday with Mayor Peter Milobar, KGHM agreed to foot the...

Taking the anti-tour, abridged version

August
25
,
2015
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There is the official KGHM tour of its proposed Ajax Mine — Thursdays and Saturdays, weather permitting — and then there’s the anti-tour, the one that mine opponent Tony Brumell has been offering for the past three years to anyone...

Justice Bus tour takes in Ajax

August
23
,
2015
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A touring campaign focused on resource extraction and climate change is making Kamloops and the proposed Ajax Mine one of its first stops. The Rolling Justice Bus Tour, which begins Monday in Vancouver, arrives Tuesday at Knutsford Community Hall...

Mine disaster influenced industry, KGHM says

August
4
,
2015
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A mine disaster that sent shockwaves across the province and through the mining sector still weighs heavily a year later. The sudden breach of a dam on the Mount Polley tailings storage facility sent 24 million cubic metres of waste cascading...

City asks KGHM, KAPA to share review costs

July
29
,
2015
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The City will ask mine proponent KGHM as well as its chief opponent, Kamloops Area Preservation Association, to contribute to the estimated $300,000 cost of reviewing the Ajax environmental permit application. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to...

Bands claim title on Jacko Lake, 'cultural keystone'

June
18
,
2015
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Jacko Lake is a “culturally keystone” area that must be protected, say the Skeetchestn and Tk’emlups Bands. Sunday, they will hold a joint ceremony at the lake declaring Aboriginal title to it, warning that the Ajax mine proposal can’t proceed without consent. ...

More letters coming from business leaders in support of Ajax mine project, says KGHM

June
16
,
2015
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 More letters of support for Ajax like the one signed by 42 business leaders will be coming, says a spokesman for KGHM Ajax. The letter, published in the Armchair Mayor News on Wednesday morning, is addressed to key municipal, provincial and federal politicians, and says the proposed mine would not only be good for the economy, but good for the lifestyle of Kamloops. ...