TRU faculty talk about Ajax, activist tours it
The Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association’s human-rights committee is hosting a public forum on the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine.
The forum will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. in the university’s Clocktower Building.
The Ajax mine is proposed to be developed immediately south of Aberdeen, with some of the mine within City of Kamloops boundaries.
The forum is the first in a series at TRU dealing with mining-related issues in Kamloops, Canada and other countries where Canadian mining companies are operating.
Those wishing to speak at the event can call 250-828-5244.
• Meanwhile, after more than a month off, a tour tackling the “emotional impacts” of the proposed Ajax copper and gold mine will resume on Sunday, Sept 16.
Ajax opponent and former miner Tony Brumell will mount his approximately three-hour tour in the Inks Lake parking lot at 1 p.m.
The tour, which takes a dim view of the proposed mine’s impact on the environment, has run periodically throughout the summer.
About 100 people have joined the tour.
Brumell asks interested tour-goers to pre-register by calling 250-828-0782.