WITH THE DEMISE of the Ajax project will come the death of a peculiar breed of rheotrical device Kamloops residents have adopted over the past few years.
I call it ‘Ajax hyperbole,’ and its speakers should qualify as bilingual.
Anti-Ajax folks would commit to one extreme when speaking of the perceived ills of the project.
They would talk about how it will destroy our landscape, poison our water, and cause toxic dust to fall from the heavens for 20 years.
Ajax supporters would employ the same language talking about the mine’s benefits.
James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.