Ajax mine open house
The company behind the proposed Ajax mine held an open house Tuesday night in Kamloops. Dozens of people came to ask questions to employees of KGHM about the mine or to make their opinions known. Janice Billy is a Secwepmec language teacher who lives in Kamloops part time. She says she is against the mine because it is her peoples responsibility to protect the environment. However many people at the meeting were in favour of the project. Bud Jewel works at a mine in Princeton and wants one in Kamloops so he can work closer to home. Another open house is being held Wednesday at the Kamloops Convention centre beginning at 5 o'clock. The project if approved would see a large open pit copper mine being built just south of city limits near Jacko Lake.
B.C. Film fight
A grassroots social media campaign aimed at saving B.C.'s Film Industry is now gaining momentum. People who work in the industry say their jobs are heading east to Ontario and Quebec. They are now petitioning the province to increase it's tax credit to help keep the industry competitive.