If this gigantic open pit mine is approved, it would set a bad precedent not only for Kamloops, but for communities across BC and Canada in terms of health, public safety, and environmental standards.
Five years after the mine opened and 339 environmental infractions later, the citizens of Malartic are preparing a class action lawsuit. They hope Kamloops residents don't suffer the same fate.
Tyee reporter Allison Griner and Indigenous activist Chris Bose discuss the Ajax Mine proposal as an election issue.
The existing Trans Mountain pipeline runs very close to the site of the controversial proposed Ajax mine blasting pit in Kamloops, B.C.