KGHM-Ajax has tentatively scheduled a second session for information on its proposed mining process as part of an order to engage the public with open mike sessions.
Norm Thompson, community relations manager for the mining firm, said Tuesday the next meeting will be a rerun of the first held April 18 on the process of mining at the proposed site immediately south of Kamloops.
But the company has also recognized shortcomings with that meeting, so it will make the next event shorter and tighten up the process.
"We thought we'd change the format, but have the same topic and get out people who couldn't come to the first one," Thompson said.
"We'll condense it a bit."
The company was not able to accommodate all those who wanted to go to the first session.
Thompson also acknowledged the four-hour meeting became bogged down by statements from some the 120 people in attendance.
The next meeting, either the 23rd or 30th of this month, will repeat the mining process information but in a less detailed manner. It will also be an hour shorter. Thompson said those attending will be people on a waiting list who couldn't get into the April 18 meeting.
Two more meetings are scheduled for June but dates have not been announced. Those will focus on the environmental studies the company must conduct as part of the permitting process.
Judith Naylor, spokeswoman for Kamloops Area Preservation Association, said the meeting did not meet expectations for what the provincial environmental assessment office called "open mike" sessions.
"The reality is people aren't getting answers to their questions. They don't care about the mining process."
Those questions revolve around dust, noise and effects on groundwater.
Thompson said the company is listening and will respond to criticism of the process.
"These workshops have not been done before. We're pioneering it."