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Ajax

90 cyclists climb through hills to mine site

May
1
,
2016
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A rolling rally on wheels held to draw together various community interest groups opposing the Ajax Mine proposal attracted about 150 people to Knutsford Hall Sunday morning. Code Blue, so named for the hospital alert that a life needs saving,...

‘Lest the land and sky turn on us …’

April
29
,
2016
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A year to the day after asserting their Aboriginal title over lands including the Ajax Mine site, Tk’emlups and Skeetchestn First Nations will hold another ceremony at Jacko Lake to publicly announce their decision on Sunday, June 21. A key...

It’s not about the science, council told

April
26
,
2016
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Andrew Bezooyen promised City council a different perspective on the Ajax Mine proposal and he seemed to deliver on that count Tuesday. A clinical counsellor and member of the business community, Bezooyen acknowledged his opposition to the open...

IHA awaits more information on mine impact

April
26
,
2016
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City council will ask officials with Interior Health’s population health division to return to City Hall once they have answers put to KGHM about airborne particulate from the proposed Ajax Mine. Two IHA officials appeared before council...

MLAs minding review integrity, Stone says

April
22
,
2016
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Kamloops MLAs are not simply sitting back as the Ajax Mine environmental assessment proceeds, says Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. Pointing to a tough decision ahead on the proposed open pit mine on the edge of the city,...

Anti-Ajax coalition forms at 'critical stage'

April
20
,
2016
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One of the most outspoken opponents of the Ajax Mine is taking activism to new heights, joining with a coalition of others to form Kamloops Code Blue. “We’re kind of trying to turn things up a notch. I think that’s fairly...

Mine poses 'unconscionable risk,' report says

April
18
,
2016
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An industry watchdog that hadn’t formed a position for or against the Ajax Mine until Monday has come down firmly opposed in a report that goes well beyond finding fault in the KGHM permit application as others have. MiningWatch...

Expert predicts noise, vibration effects

April
18
,
2016
12 comments
An independent acoustics expert has concluded that noise, ground vibration and air overpressure from the proposed Ajax Mine would be part of daily life in Aberdeen. Hired by Kamloops Area Preservation Association to review the noise and vibration...

City has legal duty to protect, group says

April
12
,
2016
7 comments
Aberdeen Neighourhood Association (ANA) has retained legal counsel out of concern over the Ajax Mine and warned council Tuesday that the City has a duty to protect the interests of its citizens in the face of significant harm to the community. ...

KGHM, City agree to 'ancillary' talks

April
12
,
2016
4 comments
KGHM Ajax and the City have agreed to return to the table to talk about compensation for mine impacts, but that doesn't mean they’re talking about community benefits agreement. The change in positions came as a result of a meeting...