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City still awaits word on Ottawa meeting

February
2
,
2016
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Kamloops has been rapping on Ottawa’s door but the federal government has yet to agree to a request from the City to meet with Environment Minister Catherine McKenna. City council voted in November to make a request to McKenna for a...

City nails down Ajax Mine review dates

February
1
,
2016
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The City’s strategy for considering an open-pit mine near its boundary is falling into place. City councillors will put their final stamp Tuesday on a specific schedule for dealing with the KGHM-Ajax mine application and review. Never...

Ajax sessions allow Q&A, ministry confirms

January
29
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2016
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Residents with questions on the proposed Ajax Mine will want to circle Feb. 16-17 and March 15-16 on their calendars. Along with proponent KGHM-Ajax, the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency host...

‘No significant impacts,’ Ajax official tells City

January
26
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2016
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City council had its first kick at the can with the Ajax Mine application Tuesday, a short kick limited by delegation time constraints, but one that sparked important questions confronting the City and the applicant. Clyde Gillespie, KGHM-Ajax...

Don't change rules midstream, McLeod says

January
25
,
2016
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Changing the rules on environmental assessments in process would be unfair, says MP Cathy McLeod, referring to pipeline reviews as well as one underway for the Ajax Mine.  It was heavy-oil pipelines that were up for debate on the first day...

Publicity ramps up for and against mine

January
25
,
2016
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With a 75-day public comment period on the Ajax Mine application set to begin Tuesday, Jan. 26, both sides of the debate are ramping up their publicity efforts. ...

Mine critics lodge complaint with province

January
19
,
2016
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Allowing KGHM Ajax to withhold its feasibility study and assay data from its permit application is an affront to due process, says Kamloops Area Preservation Association (KAPA).  Lawyers representing KAPA have written to the B.C....

‘No concern for health risks,’ KGHM says

January
18
,
2016
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A moment of truth has arrived for the Ajax Mine proposal, the stage at which all technical studies and potential impacts of the open-pit operation on the city’s 90,000 residents are on the table. ...

B.C. government opposes title claim

January
15
,
2016
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The provincial government is vigorously opposing a First Nations declaration of title by the Tk'emlups and Skeetchestn First Nations. In a statement released Friday the Ministry of Justice states that the declaration of Aboriginal made last...

City still awaits word on Ottawa meeting

January
14
,
2016
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A request from the City to meet with Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna to press for a full-panel review of the Ajax Mine proposal has yet to be answered. Mayor Peter Milobar said Thursday —after KGHM Ajax...