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Ajax

Air-quality factors misunderstood, expert says

March
7
,
2016
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Ajax is back on City council’s agenda Tuesday as the public comment period continues for the mine’s permit application. The City will hear an air-quality presentation on the application by Peter Reid, senior air quality scientist with...

Ottawa rejects City's joint panel request again

March
3
,
2016
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UPDATE The federal government has for a third time rejected a request from the City of Kamloops to strike a joint panel review on the Ajax Mine proposal. Mayor Peter Milobar said Thursday that the City has received a letter from Environment...

'Only if proven safe,' says KGHM supporter

March
1
,
2016
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The most active citizen to champion the Ajax Mine project appeared before City council Tuesday to make her case in support of the project. Caroline King, who has used social media and petitioning to back the controversial proposal, said the...

Access option was promised, KAPA says

February
29
,
2016
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KGHM says closure of Goose Lake Road — in the event Ajax Mine development proceeds —would have no impact on access to Crown or private lands in the area. Kamloops Area Preservation Association, however, maintains that KGHM promised at...

Push for additional weather data defeated

February
23
,
2016
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A City councillor’s motion urging KGHM-Ajax to release all weather data collected from its mine site was negated Tuesday by an evenly split vote. With Mayor Peter Milobar absent from the regular council meeting, support for the motion...

Data demanded wasn't available: consultant

February
22
,
2016
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Coun. Donovan Cavers says a retired climatologist brought to his attention to meteorological data omitted from the KGHM-Ajax permit application, though a KGHM consultant maintains the data in question was too recent to be included in air-quality...

Move2Yes campaign pushes Ajax Mine

February
20
,
2016
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Move2Yes, a social media PR campaign by the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA), has taken aim at opposition to the Ajax Mine project. The pro-development pitch began hitting Facebook and YouTube earlier this week with a...

Modest turnout greets first Ajax session

February
16
,
2016
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Empty chairs greatly outnumbered attendance on the first of two days of public information sessions on the proposed Ajax Mine, giving ample opportunity for questions and answers. About 120 people took in the initial part of Tuesday’s...

Ajax Mine info sessions begin Tuesday

February
15
,
2016
2 comments
An initial series of public information sessions on the KGHM-Ajax Mine review begins Tuesday on Day 30 of a 75-day public comment period. Several hundred people are expected to attend sessions scheduled for Tuesday (4-10 p.m.) and Wednesday (noon...

'All we want is a fair hearing,' chief says

February
15
,
2016
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The province of B.C. stands on their territory with clay feet in relation to the Ajax Mine, a Secwepemc chief told a TRU conference Monday on indigenous governance. On the other hand, the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation claim of...