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AJAX – Development company wants compensation if mine goes ahead

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A letter filed by Aberdeen Highlands Development Corp. with the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office as part of the final public-comment period on the Ajax mine proposal:

 

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5 Comments on AJAX – Development company wants compensation if mine goes ahead

  1. Thank you, this voice is long overdue to be heard from. It has been suspected by most in the Community the land values particularly in the southwest sector of the City will suffer if AJAX proceeds.

    Yet we have the Chamber of Commerce trotting the mine out as the second coming. And let’s not forget the Kamloops & District Real Estate Association. Mine what mine? Profits before people.

  2. ajaxtoobigtooclose // September 6, 2017 at 9:35 AM // Reply

    Mr. Ternier speaks for ADHC and also for all of Kamloops regarding the loss of 3 billion in development over the next 20 years. That affects all of us. The loss of ADHC development that has been accepted in the Kamloops Official Community Plan (OCP) is a huge loss of jobs, homes, families and businesses contributing directly to the Kamloops economy. That loss negates the value of any KGHM economic value; and KGHM profits would go to Poland, while ADHC profits will remain in BC.

  3. Aberdeen Highlands aren’t exactly stepping out on a limb with their comments. Their statements are fair and IMHO, entirely correct. Their land, slated for future development and recognized by the City’s planning documents (Kamplan etc.) as being for residential use, will drop in value. I defy anyone to prove otherwise… people will be moving out of Aberdeen, not in, if the mine proceeds.

    If I owned any part of Aberdeen Highlands Development Corp, I’d certainly be looking for damages. Big damages. This outcome hardly fits with the ‘economic benefits’ touted by KGHM and their disciples!

  4. A similar letter should’ve been sent by the City of Kamloops long ago.
    Never mind that poorly thought out and actually quite laughable “community benefits agreement!”

  5. “The entire community”!!!! You do not speak for me and at least half the community!!

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