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SSN chiefs press Poland on UN declaration

July
18
,
2016
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After meeting with Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on the Ajax Mine proposal, Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwepemc Nation (SSN) chiefs say they expect not only Canada but Poland to live up to their commitments as signatories of the UN...

Walsh pitches conditions for Ajax mine

July
5
,
2016
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Minimal conditions set by the provincial government for permitting heavy oil pipelines should serve as a model to the city for considering the Ajax mine application. That’s the contention of Coun. Denis Walsh, who has come up with at least...

Code Blue holds Party in the Park June 24

June
13
,
2016
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The clock has been temporarily stopped on the Ajax Mine environmental assessment process but those ardently opposed to the project are not taking the summer off. Kamloops Code Blue, which organized a bike rally through the proposed mine site last...

Federal panel review not ruled out

June
13
,
2016
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UPDATE TNRD has had no more success than the City of Kamloops in persuading the federal government to hold a full panel review of the Ajax Mine proposal. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, in a letter to the board dated June 9,...

KGHM aiming for October restart of process

June
10
,
2016
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KGHM-Ajax expects to see the 180-day timeline on its environmental assessment application restarted in October. In a letter to Mayor Peter Milobar, external affairs manager Yves Lacasse says the company has been working with the B.C....

Second comment period under review, gov't says

By Mike Youds
June
8
,
2016
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An additional public comment period requested by the Ajax Mine community advisory group (CAG) is under consideration, says the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. Frustrated by a lack of response to letters sent three weeks ago to federal and...

Groups demand new public comment period

June
7
,
2016
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Fourteen groups comprising the Ajax Mine community advisory group (CAG) want a second public comment period on the application, arguing that the initial document was so flawed that the public deserves one to consider all necessary revisions. The...

KGHM to bring clarity to restarting review clock

June
3
,
2016
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KGHM Ajax expects to reveal more next week about when its environmental assessment review will get back on track, external affairs manager Yves Lacasse said Friday. Lacasse said the decision when to restart the clock for the 175-day review lies...

New bosses in place as mine review continues

June
1
,
2016
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A new manager is in charge at KGHM Ajax along with a new CEO based in Vancouver for parent company KGHM International. Local geologist Chris Wild was named Ajax project manager Wednesday, replacing Clyde Gillespie amid corporate changes that...

KGHM-Ajax process carries on despite job cuts

May
26
,
2016
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KGHM-Ajax has made more cutbacks in its Kamloops workforce, blaming the floundering commodities market. Seven local employees, including communication staffer Robert Koopmans, were given the bad news Tuesday, said project manager Clyde Gillespie....