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A hearty thanks to those who support Ajax
I support the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine, but I’m also educated about mining.
I would like to thank Thompson Rivers University student James Arko for trying to educate people, old and young, about mining and the need for jobs in our area that pay well (‘Protest numbers match those at Ajax meetings,’ Sept. 17).
Opponents of Ajax just want to whine and complain any time the company, KGHM Ajax, tries to inform them of what is going on in the industry.
Opponents won’t even go into the sessions.
Instead, they stand outside and protest.
What are they afraid of — hearing educated people speak?
Why don’t these retired people who want no industry in their area move to the Shuswap or out to the country somewhere?
Do they not notice the tanker cars on trains, the pulp-mill stack with smoke billowing out 24 hours a day or cars driving down their street?
These are all bad for us, but this is life and people need to work — and just not for minimum wage as we can’t live on that.
I really liked seeing Arko and his fellow heavy-mechanics students supporting the proposed Ajax mine and the mining industry.
They picked a very good career and I wish them the best.