Ajax front and centre again at Kamloops Council

By James Peters
March 8, 2016 - 12:02pm

KAMLOOPS — The KGHM Ajax mine proposal will once again be front and centre at today's (March 8) city council meeting. 

One of the major items will be discussion of a letter from Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna regarding a possible meeting with the Mayor to discuss the mine proposal and hear the city's viewpoint on the project.

McKenna has indicated she is not considering a full panel review of the proposal, but is willing to listen. 

A presentation by Stantec Consulting's Peter Reid will be sure to draw some questions from Councillors. 

His presentation deals with the findings of Ajax Air Quality Assessment. 

Councillor Donovan Cavers says he has some questions to ask.

He says it's his understanding that the report's results are based on best-case scenario, and if that's the case, he says the results don't give the true picture of the potential downside. 

Air quality scientist addresses Kamloops council