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Primary research on mine impacts is revealing

April
30
,
2016
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By embarking on a tour of Malartic, Timmins and Sudbury, Mayor Milobar, and Councillors Lange and Walsh have volunteered their time to do primary research.  They will meet with local government, mining companies and residents.  It...

Ajax mine and the 'town' of Kamloops

April
17
,
2016
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We already know how Ajax Mine Manager Clyde Gillespie views the City of Kamloops, but how does his employer, KGHM, view the City? Here are some excerpts from page 98 of KGHM’s 2015 Annual Report, released in March 2016: On 18 January...

The KGHM letter that has upset council

April
10
,
2016
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Editor's note: This is the letter from KGHM Ajax that has upset several members of Kamloops City council. The letter will be discussed at Tuesday's council meeting. 5 April 2016 Mr. Peter Milobar Mayor City of Kamloops RE:...

Tories created jobs, balanced the budget

April
9
,
2016
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I’m writing in response to Bill McQuarrie’s Column of April 6, 2016 regarding deficits.  What Mr. McQuarrie fails to acknowledge is that in 2009 the world experienced one of the worst economic downturns since the Great Depression....

KGHM happy to 'show the work' on Ajax

March
22
,
2016
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Submitted by Robert Koopmans, senior communications strategist, KGHM Ajax. KGHM Ajax wants to assure the community that we will continue to work with all parties — including the City of Kamloops, SLR Consulting and members of the...

KGHM Ajax welcomes intense scrutiny

March
19
,
2016
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KGHM Ajax is committed to the most thorough and robust environmental assessment possible. We don’t want anything overlooked; we want every potential effect assessed, every assumption questioned, every piece of the data scrutinized, and every...

Mine threat to salmon largely ignored

March
19
,
2016
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Has everyone forgotten that there are great salmon runs in the Thompson River below us?   In a good year, a million Pinks and thousands of Chinooks spawn there. The mine will have a licence to take 15 billion litres of water out of that...

Asbestos should be part of Ajax studies

March
10
,
2016
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When asbestos was still being mined, two major asbestos companies were conducting exploration activities in the Kamloops area.  Both Canadian Johns-Manville (part of the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CPlF-IEkXQlargest asbestos...

What effect will blasting have on Kamloops?

March
1
,
2016
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Much of Kamloops is built upon soft sediments and fill.  I noticed this looking south, up the hill, from the Royal Inland Hospital.  I wonder if the seismic effects of open pit blasting has been considered, particularly at the interface of...

Ajax presentations - what didn't we see?

February
24
,
2016
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Ajax presentations - What didn't we see? A lot of information was presented in a short time and, as often is the case, questions come to mind after you leave.  My questions revolve around...