November 5, 2020
Kevin Jardine, Deputy Minister of the Environment, responded to our letter and report on Peterson Creek Aquifer and Contamination. He said that Dr. Morin’s report, along with other materials like the ones identified in our letter, will be referenced by staff when they review the permit, noting that the Ajax mine is currently closed but retains monitoring obligations. Staff will consult with the compliance team to ensure the mine is meeting its current permit requirements.

October 4, 2020
KAPA report on Peterson Creek contamination from historic Ajax mine site. Read letter to Minister of Environment here to download the PDF.
The Peterson Creek Aquifer report is here.

September 29, 2019
KAPA submission to Reviewable Projects Regulation Intentions Paper, including recommendations with regards to effects thresholds, notification requirements, cumulative effects on existing project modifications, and protected areas such as First Nations declared sacred ground and ALR lands.

April 26, 2019
KAPA sent letters to provincial politicians calling for modernization of BC's Mineral Tenure Act (with 2 follow-up e-mails August 8 and November 15).

March, 2019
KAPA sent a draft resolution to Kamloops City Council asking them to support the UBCM resolution to modernize the Mineral Tenure Act with input from stakeholders, First Nations and the public (failed).

December 29, 2018
KAPA submission to the Proposed Professional Governance Act, recommending a triad of decision-makers, public involvement in regulatory bodies and pointing out important issues that were not addressed.

November 8, 2018
KAPA Submission to BC Mining Reclamation Security Policy public comment period.

July 14, 2018
KAPA submission to the Environmental Assessment Revitalization Discussion Paper focusing on building public trust, rigorous overseeing of decision-making by professionals, rigorous objective scientific assessment, establishing provincial equivalent of a federal panel review, improving public engagement process, active involvement of all levels of government, and improving transparency of the environmental assessment process.

April 19, 2018
KAPA Submission to ALR/ALC Revitalization Advisory Committee, including specific recommendations that non-farm uses of ALR lands must not be supported, making note of the mining activity in ALR land south of our city.

April 2, 2018
KAPA submission to Environmental Assessment Advisory committee, a critical review of a flawed assessment process.

March 8, 2018
KAPA submission to Mining Jobs Task Force composition, recommending that West Coast Environmental Law and the Fair Mining Collaborative be members of this task force in order to benefit from an informed BC viewpoint on mining and environmental sustainability.

January 12, 2018
KAPA submission to Professional Reliance Review with 4 recommendations, among them greater oversight role in value components, and engage independent 3rd party to ensure valid methods and appropriate data standards are employed by professionals during their research, and ensure all major projects that may potentially create significant risks to health be subjected to a panel review.

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