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Environmental assessment sinks proposed Ajax mine near Kamloops

Secwepemc ajax-mineKGHM’s proposed open-pit copper and gold mine would have spanned 1,700 hectares

CBC News, Dec 14, 2017

The provincial government has opted not to issue an environmental assessment certificate for a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine near Kamloops, prompting applause from the city and local First Nations. Read the rest of this entry

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First Nation-led environmental review panel rejects Ajax mine in Kamloops, B.C.

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Ajax mine located on outskirts of Kamloops, BC.

Controversial $1.3-billion project has residents divided

By Maryse Zeidler, CBC News, March 4, 2017

The Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation has rejected a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine south-west of Kamloops, B.C., after its months-long review of the project.

The decision could be an important upset for KGHM International, a subsidiary of Polish company KGHM Polska Miedźthat, which has been trying to push the controversial $1.3-billion project forward since 2006.  Read the rest of this entry