Group opposed to Ajax Mine project plan bike ride in the area

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KAMLOOPS - A group opposing the application of an open-pit mine on the outskirts of Kamloops is hosting a bike ride near the proposed mine’s site.

The Kamloops Code Blue organization is holding a bike ride on May 1 up to Goose Lake, according to a press release from the organization.

The ride is planned along Goose Lake Road, from the Knutsford Hall to Goose Lake and back down. The release says participation is free, but riders will need to register and sign a waiver to join in. A post-ride gathering is planned at the hall, while an aid station will be set up at the lake.

Concerns over the planned closure of Goose Lake Road to accomodate the proposed Ajax Mine led to dozens of comments on the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office website during the public comment period.

In a release, the group says Kamloops Code Blue is an amalgamation of groups concerned about the proposed open pit mine on the city’s southwest border.

The application for the proposed open-pit copper and gold mine is currently being reviewed by federal and provincial environmental offices, with a decision to come in the summer whether to approve the project, reject it or request more information.

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