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KGHM filing Ajax Mine application Monday

January
13
,
2016
3 comments
KGHM Ajax Mining Inc. says it will submit its application and environmental impact statement for the Ajax Mine project on Monday, Jan. 18. Submission of the documents represents a major milestone in the copper/gold open-pit project after six...

Cavers wants Ajax dialogue freed up

January
9
,
2016
6 comments
With the Ajax Mine review process expected to get underway within weeks, Coun. Donovan Cavers hopes to clear a path to council for delegations to address concerns arising from the development permit application. Cavers will present a notice of...

Tailings plan doesn’t heed review, group says

January
6
,
2016
3 comments
KGHM’s plan to proceed with a modified wet tailings storage facility at Goose Lake is inconsistent with recommendations stemming from the Mt. Polley disaster, says a mine industry watchdog. ...

City adds public questions to Ajax review

January
5
,
2016
4 comments
An additional 71 questions submitted by Kamloops residents are going to SLR Consulting as it undertakes an independent review of the Ajax Mine environmental permit application on the City’s behalf. The new questions, covering a wide...

KGHM delays mine application submission

December
21
,
2015
1 comments
KGHM Ajax said Monday that it will delay submission of its environmental permit application in order to ensure all stakeholders have had sufficient time to review the documents after the holiday season. The company said it will submit the...

Fight for federal review, watchdog group says

December
8
,
2015
3 comments
The Canadian program co-ordinator for Mining Watch Canada says it’s not too late in the Ajax Mine review process for the federal minister of environment to launch a full-panel review that parallels the provincial assessment about to get...

Province ignores Mt. Polley finding, group says

November
30
,
2015
13 comments
The province is ignoring a key recommendation of the Mount Polley review panel by failing to require a feasibility study — including a risk analysis of potential failures — on the proposed Ajax Mine tailings storage facility. Kamloops...

Council unanimous on Ajax full-panel review

November
24
,
2015
2 comments
With some reservation, City council voted unanimously Tuesday to request the new minister of environment to assign a full-panel federal review to assess the Ajax Mine proposal. Councillors who supported the request the last time it went to Ottawa...

Ajax Mine application clears initial screening

November
20
,
2015
4 comments
KGHM intends to wait until early in the new year to submit its Ajax Mine application to government after clearing preliminary screening through the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office Friday. Now referring to itself as KAM, KGHM Ajax intends to...

City to debate push for full-panel Ajax review

November
17
,
2015
2 comments
City council will consider whether to lobby the new Liberal government to a full-panel federal review of the Ajax application rather than the current administrative review. Coun. Dieter Dudy presented a notice of motion at Tuesday’s regular...