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City councillor apologizes for photo of him 'flipping the bird' to Ajax mine documents

FILE PHOTO: City councillor Donovan Cavers, pictured, is apologizing for a photo he posted on Facebook of him 'flipping the bird' to the KGHM Ajax mine proposal.

KAMLOOPS - Coun. Donovan Cavers is apologizing after getting in hot water for a photo of him ‘flipping the bird’ at binders KGHM Ajax material.

Cavers shared a photo of his middle finger pointed at the KGHM Ajax environmental application in binders at city hall on his personal Facebook account earlier this week. Today he’s saying sorry for his action.

“Posting an image of myself flipping the bird to KGHM was in poor taste,” he wrote in a pair of tweets today. “I apologize to anyone offended by my action. Passion badly expressed.”

KGHM Ajax, the company behind the mine project, declined to comment on the photo.

Cavers is currently a sitting city councillor and provincial candidate for the B.C. Green Party in the Kamloops-South Thompson riding.

The proposed Ajax Mine environmental application is temporarily suspended. Kamloops city council has not taken a stance on the mine yet, though Cavers has been an outspoken critic of the mine and ran on an anti-Ajax Mine platform in the last municipal election.

The Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation, which represented local First Nations in the environmental application process, has rejected the mine proposal.

Find past stories on the Ajax Mine proposal here.

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