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SSN extends panel review of mine application

May
16
,
2016
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Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) announced Monday that it is lengthening the time allocated for its panel review of the Ajax Mine project, an allocation that was unreasonable from the start, said Tk’emlups Chief Fred...

TNRD board defeats bid for mine health study

May
12
,
2016
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TNRD board has voted down the idea of asking KGHM-Ajax to commission a fully comprehensive health study of its proposed open pit mine with some area directors suggesting the project has been studied enough. The regional board of rural and city...

Tailings beach a key issue, Milobar tells council

May
10
,
2016
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Thanking Coun. Denis Walsh for the initial motion, Mayor Peter Milobar offered observations Tuesday from his tour of Eastern mining communities. “I have to admit, there were some moments when I was muttering under my breath, but it was...

Consultant finds emission rates underestimated

May
9
,
2016
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An American industrial emissions expert has pointed to major miscalculations in explosive oxides and dust emissions from the proposed Ajax Mine. Kevin Lewis, a Colorado consultant hired by Kamloops Area Preservation Association, found that the...

Government failure led to SSN review, chief says

May
6
,
2016
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Tk’emlups Chief Fred Seymour summed up five days of First Nation panel hearings on the Ajax Mine proposal Friday by pointing to an auditor general’s report as evidence that the provincial government “is failing to protect the...

Delay granted in Ajax Mine review timeline

May
5
,
2016
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As expected, the clock has been stopped at Day 107 on the Ajax Mine’s 180-day review process to give the proponent more time to respond to public submissions. Kevin Jardine, associate deputy minister, confirmed the indefinite delay in a...

SSN blazes First Nation path, Bellegarde says

May
4
,
2016
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Indigenous peoples have the right to say Yes or No to resource development projects because they have the inherent right of self-determination, AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde said Wednesday at a First Nation panel hearing into the Ajax Mine...

Both sides in mine debate appear at City Hall

May
3
,
2016
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A schism in the community over the Ajax Mine proposal was evident in City council chambers Tuesday as two businessmen offered their opposing views. The sight of the pair — realtor Eric Putoto and Home Hardware owner Rick Kurzac —...

Soils expert questions slope stability impact

May
3
,
2016
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FoS stands for “factor of safety” in the field of slope stability, the potential of soil-covered slopes to withstand and undergo movement. The FoS for the Van Horne Slide Stability Region which underlies Aberdeen has not been met in...

KGHM seeks more time to respond to comments

May
3
,
2016
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KGHM-Ajax has requested additional time to respond to questions and comments submitted on its environmental permit application and that may be good news, says Mayor Peter Milobar. The company asked the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office last...