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Four Moms and a Mine

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in At Issue | 0 comments

This 11 1/2 minute video captures comments made during the anti-Ajax rally in November. These comments were ignored by most of our local media. Here’s a chance to find out the rest of the story and pass it on to your friends. This is “public” and no password is required....

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Imagine a Town with No Mine – Summary

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in At Issue | 0 comments

Former Mayor Mel Rothenburger summed up the feelings of many residents with the speech he gave at TRU on November 24, 2013.  For a summary, click...

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Ajax mine survey

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in At Issue | 0 comments

Kamloops Voters’ Society launches Ajax mine survey The Kamloops Voters’ Society has launched an online survey about the proposed Ajax mine. The survey can be filled out online at www.kamloopsvoterssociety.ca. The deadline for responses is October 14. Only one response per city household is allowed ( per IP address). As reported in the Kamloops Daily News, the group wants to remain neutral on the mine issue. While they can’t afford a scientific survey, board members are hoping for widespread participation. The 20 questions consider economic benefits, environmental factors, impact on tourism and whether the City Council should be more engaged on the proposal. It takes about 3 min. to fill out the survey. Three min. of your time – here’s a chance to make a difference! Please send this message on to your friends to make that difference even...

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Mine/tourism forum

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in | Comments Off on Mine/tourism forum

The City of Kamloops has invested heavily in recreation and sport infrastructure in the name of the City’s Tournament Capital Program. The question of the day is whether the proposed AJAX mine is compatible – or in conflict with – a vision established years ago for what Kamloops may become, and if the proposed mine will ‘undermine’ what many who live in Kamloops view as an ideal place to live.  The purpose of the presentation is to add to the current debate about Kamloops’ future.  Join Dr. Rob Hood and Dr. John Hull, Faculty Members in Tourism Management at Thompson Rivers University (TRU), as they address this question.  Presentation takes place in TRU’s Alumni Theatre (Clocktower)....

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A Three-Mine Tour Summer

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in At Issue | 0 comments

Members of the Unitarian Fellowship undertook to educate themselves about issues surrounding the proposed Ajax Mine, by attending three mine tours this summer. Tony’s Tour gave us a comprehensive look at the entire mining process and the environmental impacts, as well as an opportunity to talk with a local rancher whose property borders the proposed open pit. A guided tour of Highland Valley Copper showed us the Valley Pit copper mine in operation, the old Lornex pit, and several reclaimed areas. Finally, a tour by KGHM International of the proposed Ajax site gave us an idea of the extent of the pit and the location of the crushing plant, the waste rock piles and the dry stack tailings pile. We also invited people from the Kamloops Naturalist Club, the Thompson Valley Probus Club, the Kamloops Retired Teachers Association, and...

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