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May 9 target set for benefits agreement

March
22
,
2016
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The City is planning to have a community benefits agreement with KGHM Ajax drafted by the time council gives an official response to the mine’s permit application in six weeks’ time. “We are working, trying to have something in...

Dust control claim raises council concerns

March
21
,
2016
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KGHM Ajax is fully committed to 94 percent dust mitigation from its open pit copper mine with no Plan B should it fall short of that goal, says the City’s consultant on the mine assessment. The degree of dust control promised by the...

Ajax findings draw mixed response

March
21
,
2016
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More than 800 comments — the number so far submitted by the City’s consultant on the Ajax Mine application — is nothing out of the ordinary. Paul Draycott, technical review manager for SLR Consulting, told City council in a...

Council zeroes in on initial mine findings

March
21
,
2016
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Clarification is the key word this morning as the City convenes a special council workshop with SLR Consulting on the Ajax Mine environmental assessment application. Three hours are set aside for the discussion in council chambers, which will be...

Consultant highly critical of Ajax assessment

March
18
,
2016
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A preliminary review of the KGHM Ajax environmental assessment has revealed significant gaps, including insufficient data, a failure to adhere to standards of modelling and planning, and many conclusions that could not be validated, says the...

City representatives to tour open-pit mine towns

March
15
,
2016
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City council voted by a margin of 7-1 Tuesday to tour communities back East to get a firsthand look at their experiences living next door to an open pit mine. The decision came after two separate delegations, including a woman from the mining...

City hosts first look at SLR mine review

March
11
,
2016
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A sequence of public meetings on the Ajax Mine proposal is set to unfold starting next Friday, March 18. From 6-10 p.m. in TRU’s Grand Hall, the City holds a town hall to hear the results of a preliminary third-party review before comments...

TNRD agrees to second Ajax review request

March
10
,
2016
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TNRD directors voted overwhelmingly Thursday in favour of making a second regional district request for a federal full panel review of the proposed Ajax Mine project. With only three dissenting votes out of 25 directors present around the table,...

McKenna's visit at last confirmed

March
9
,
2016
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Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna will visit Kamloops later this month to discuss the Ajax Mine with the City of Kamloops and the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation (SSN). McKenna’s visit was confirmed Tuesday, a week...

No attempt to bias Ajax results, expert says

March
8
,
2016
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Meteorologist Peter Reid told City council Tuesday that there was no attempt to bias or misrepresent data used in dispersion modelling for the Ajax Mine assessment. A senior scientist with KGHM consultant Stantec, Reid appeared as a delegation to...