Proposed Ajax Mine

On December 13, 2017 pursuant to Section 17(3)(c) of the Environmental Assessment Act, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources decided not to issue an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the proposed Ajax Mine Project.

Visit the Environmental Assessment Office Document Library for all publicly available documents on the proposed KGHM Ajax Mine.

Technical Peer Review - Proposed Ajax Mine - Final Report
Prepared by SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. 

Environmental Assessment Process

KGHM Ajax Mining Inc. (the proponent) is proposing to develop the Ajax Mine Project (the proposed Project), a copper-gold mine located partially within the city of Kamloops, British Columbia (B.C.). The proposed Project has an expected mine life of 23 years with a production capacity of approximately 60,000 tonnes of mineral ore per day.

The proposed Project is subject to review under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Act and is undergoing a cooperative environmental assessment process. Please visit the BC Ministry of Environment website for a project description for the proposed Ajax mine. 

The Environmental Assessment Process for the proposed Ajax mine is currently underway. The project is currently in the "Application Information Requirements and Application Preparation" sections of the process.


June 22, 2017 Special Council Meeting

9:00 am-12:00 pm
City Hall - Council Chambers
City Council will have the opportunity to ask questions of SLR Consulting Ltd. regarding their review and final report. Please note, although this meeting is open to the public, there is limited seating in Council Chambers. There will be no opportunity for questions from the public at this meeting. Please attend the Town Hall Meeting on June 19, 2017 if you wish to ask questions (questions only, no comments).

July 17, 2017 Regular Council Meeting

10:30 am
City Hall - Council Chambers
City Council will vote on their official response to the BC Environmental Assessment Office regarding the proposed KGHM Ajax mine.

March 23, 2016 Special Council Meeting

Council sought clarification of SLR Consulting Ltd.'s preliminary review of the KGHM Ajax Mining Ltd. and sent a letter to the BC Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency summarizing a number of concerns. 

KGHM-Ajax Public Comment Period

The public comment period regarding the Environmental Assessment for the KGHM Ajax mine ends April 11, 2016 (11:59 pm). Public should provide comments to the Environmental Assessment Office:
Fax: 250-387-0230
Mail:  Environmental Assessment Office
         PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
         Victoria, BC  V8W 9V1
Comments submitted to the EAO are shared with CEAA and considered in both federal and provincial Environmental Assessments. 

March 18, 2016 Public Meeting

A public meeting was held at Thompson Rivers University Grand Hall. The following resources were presented: