More than half of the respondents to an online survey about the proposed Ajax mine believe the City should hold a referendum on the issue.
That was one of the responses to the Kamloops Voters Society survey that 2,800 people from the Kamloops area filled out earlier this month.
The survey will be discussed in detail at the group’s annual general meeting Sunday at 2 p.m. at the TRU Clocktower Building.
KVS president Brad Harrison disclosed a couple of details from the survey Friday.
Almost 90 per cent of respondents said they were in favour of mining in B.C. But when it came to mining closer to home, the answers were more varied, he said.
“There are a number of concerns about this particular mine, there was great variability in the responses. That was right across the board,” he said.
As for the referendum question, Harrison said the City could add it to the ballot in the 2014 municipal election, even though the City has no official say in whether the mine goes ahead.
“It costs pennies to add to the ballot,” he said. “It would definitely give council some guidance.”