The clock is ticking on the Kamloops Voters’ Society’s online poll about the proposed Ajax mine.
More than 2,000 respondents filled out the survey from its launch Monday until midnight Thursday. The deadline to fill it out is midnight Monday. It’s online at the KVS website at www.kamloopsvoterssociety.ca.
“We’re very pleased with the response so far and we’re continuing to ask the public to keep filling it out. It shows considerable interest,” said KVS member Frank Dwyer.
The survey consists of 20 questions and covers a spectrum of aspects of the mine proposal.
Other surveys have been taken, but Dwyer said Friday they were done quite some time ago.
“I can say it’s been a while since the previous surveys, the numbers were relatively small,” he said.
“And some things have changed since then — there’s discussion of moving the mine, change in the footprint, consideration of noise and those impacts. People want to know more and they want to know more soon.”
Survey responses are limited to the city of Kamloops and only one response per device or household.
“It’s a computer-driven thing. It’s done by IP address,” said Dwyer.
Results will be disclosed at the KVS annual general meeting on Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Thompson Rivers University Clocktower building. They will subsequently be posted to the group’s website.
“We’ve done the best we can. . . . It’s not scientific but it’ll give a good snapshot in time of how people feel,” he said.
“Our real motivation is to increase public engagement and awareness.”