City council to meet with Ajax mine reps

Mayor Peter Milobar is hoping a private meeting with officials from KGHM International may lead to a more public session with the proponents of the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine.

Milobar and three council members — Arjun Singh, Donovan Cavers and Nelly Dever, who were selected by random draw — are set to meet with Ajax representatives on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at about 4 p.m.

Milobar said he has tried to negotiate with KGHM to have representatives make a public presentation on mine proposal south of Aberdeen at a special council meeting.

Thus far, plans have always fallen through.

“We’ve tried various avenues to make that happen,” Milobar said.

“Maybe this is a springboard to make that happen again.

“But, if we’re not there, that lessens the odds.”

Milobar said there is no set agenda for the meeting, which will also include members of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Real country living comes to Charles Bailey
Art gallery opens in East Trail
Flu vaccine less effective against mutant strain
Surgical waits average five months in B.C.
Sooke Fire Department kept busy in the month of October
Bearing witness through a work of art
Flooding in Errington may be caused by intentionally clogged drain
Nanaimo police looking for suspected purse thief
Police to conduct roadside safety checks