Environment Minister coming to Kamloops to discuss Ajax

By James Peters
March 8, 2016 - 4:57pm Updated: March 8, 2016 - 6:20pm

KAMLOOPS — Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has confirmed she will come to Kamloops to look at the proposed KGHM-Ajax copper-gold site.

Even so, McKenna has indicated she will not order a federal panel review of the project.

Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar says council doesn't have any demands of the minister.

"It's really more about just making sure they understand the local concerns, the lay of the land and I don't think it's meant to say you absolutely have to uphold this or you have to absolutely have to approve this project, it's really making sure that they understand, as they go into their decision making what all the local concerns are," said Milobar. 

McKenna is expected to visit Kamloops near the end of this month.

In addition to meeting with Kamloops council, she will also meet with local First Nations who have filed a claim on the Jacko Lake property that includes the proposed mine site.

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