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Will Ajax dig into tourism?

Dr. Rob Hood and Dr. John Hull.
Image Credit: Thompson Rivers University
September 24, 2013 - 11:28 AM

KAMLOOPS – It's not the first time the question has been asked but it's the first time an entire session is being devoted to concerns over whether the Tournament Capital will retain that title if the proposed Ajax mine is approved.

This Sunday two Tourism Management professors from Thompson Rivers University will discuss their take on how the mine could affect future tourism in the city. Dr. Rob Hood and Dr. John Hull will talk about whether the proposed mine is compatible with or in conflict with the vision of the city and whether it will undermine what many who live Kamloops view as an ideal place to live.

Hood specializes in rural tourism, community development, outdoor recreation, tourism management and survey research while Hull focuses on strategic planning and management and community based tourism development.

According to the release, the purpose of Tourism and the Proposed Ajax Mine: Undermining the True Vision for Kamloops? Is to add to the current debate about Kamloops future.

Everyone is welcome to the free event, hosted by the human rights committee of the university Faculty Association, which will begin at 2 p.m. at the Alumni Theatre (Clocktower.)

The university was also the site of four days of public information sessions held by KGHM Ajax Mining Inc. and a rally against the mine earlier this month.

To contact a reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.

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