KGHM-Ajax taking steps to resume environmental review process

By Jill Sperling
January 12, 2017 - 12:04pm

KAMLOOPS — KGHM-Ajax has been very quiet of late, as the mine project's environmental review process remains on pause. 

However, a representative with the company says plenty of work is being done to restart the timeline that was suspended at day 107 of 180. 

Project Manager Chris Wild says KGHM-Ajax has been responding to comments from the public, the technical committee, and First Nations groups. 

"We've been responding, so that's an ongpoing process," Wild said. "There are still a few straggling information requests that we are to respond to. Again, that's under the direction of the B.C. EAO and CEAA (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency). So we're waiting for feedback on them, but in the meantime there's plenty of other responses that we're working on, there's other issues relating to First Nations and so on that keep us plenty busy."

Wild adds the company is planning to sit down with the city on Monday to continue negotiations around a community partnership agreement.

"We're looking at different revenue issues, the city has expenses that would be related to mine development, we have opportunities for the city to participate. Those sorts of things," Wild said. "They're fairly high level at this point, but we'll start digging down on the details." 

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