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Profs cite manipulation of comments website

April
12
,
2016
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UPDATED Automated submissions that flooded the Ajax public comment site of the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office are a systematic manipulation that have created distrust in the process, two TRU professors say. After the 75-day public...

Mayor, KGHM schedule announcement

April
11
,
2016
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Mayor Peter Milobar and KGHM Ajax have called a news conference Tuesday morning immediately following the end of the 75-day public comment period within the Ajax Mine project assessment. Notice of the media conference was issued late Tuesday...

Ajax public comment period ends at midnight

April
11
,
2016
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As final hours run out on the Ajax Mine public comment period, some people were expressing frustration, unable to post remarks online at the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) website. Hundreds of individuals and organizations, not only...

KGHM in hot seat over community benefits

April
7
,
2016
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City councillors took a KGHM official to task Thursday for walking away from community benefit talks, but the confrontation didn’t occur at City Hall. Company representatives appeared before TNRD board Thursday with permit applications on...

Mine means 'toxic waste dump,' expert says

April
5
,
2016
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An open pit mine next to a city is “a massive toxic waste dump,” a UBC professor and former IHA medical health officer told City council Tuesday. Dr. Peter Barss was one of two delegations, each with a juxtaposed view on the Ajax Mine...

Expert warns of aquifer contamination

April
4
,
2016
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An expert in contaminant hydrology says the Peterson Creek aquifer should be declared contaminated if the Ajax Mine proceeds. Kevin Morin, whose consulting firm Minesite Drainage Assessment Group was commissioned by the Sierra Club of B.C. to...

Former medical health officer speaks on Ajax

April
4
,
2016
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Delegations and correspondence on the Ajax Mine project jostle for position on City council’s agenda with just one week remaining in the 75-day public comment period. The timing is somewhat coincidental, since the comment period applies...

Review too 'linear' and lacking, consultant says

March
30
,
2016
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B.C.’s regulatory approach as well as key aspects of the Ajax Mine environmental impact assessment are cause for concern, says an independent consultant hired to review the document. Ken Froese, one of four Calgary consultants who undertook...

Report finds key faults in Ajax assessment

March
30
,
2016
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An independent consultant’s review commissioned by a group opposing the Ajax Mine concludes that aspects of the assessment are “deficient, potentially misleading or incorrect.” Released Wednesday, the report by Calgary...

City council sends mine concerns to province

March
23
,
2016
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Council wrestled Wednesday with uncertainties and decisions that lie ahead this spring as the City navigates its way through a monumental challenge, vetting an open-pit mine proposed on its borders. The second of two meetings this week with SLR...