Canadian Mining Journal


  • Saskatoon-based IMII launches innovation energy challenge focused on potash and uranium

    September 28, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII), based in Saskatoon, has launched its first innovation challenge – the $500,000 Alternative Energy Systems Innovation Challenge. The challenge is meant to advance technologies that can be put into use by Saskatchewan’s potash and/or

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    POTASH: Mosaic accelerates its Esterhazy K3 mine program

    November 5, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – The Mosaic Company of Tampa, Fla., says it is accelerating the development of the Esterhazy K3 potash mine by a full year. The new plan means the K1 and K2 shafts can be closed, and the elimination of

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    POTASH: Western executes binding offtake agreement for Milestone

    September 26, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Western Potash Corp. of Vancouver has entered into a binding offtake agreement with Archer Daniels Midland Co. for 100% of the potash production – 146,000 tonnes per year – from the first phase of the Milestone project 30

  • LITHIUM: Veolia technology chosen for Toyota, Orocobre refinery

    September 17, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    JAPAN – Veolia Water Technologies will provide a chemical processing plant featuring HPD® evaporation and crystallization technologies designed to convert lithium carbonate into lithium hydroxide employed in the manufacturing of batteries that power electric vehicles. Driven by their joint success

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    POTASH: Mosaic idles Colonsay mine

    August 8, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN –  The Mosaic Company of Plymouth, Minn., has announced plans to close the Colonsay potash mine near the town of the same name. Layoff notices effective Sept. 10 went out to 359 employees and no suggestion of when the

  • Feature

    New mines, new beginnings

    August 1, 2019 by Alisha Hiyate

    Canada has several new mines to celebrate – with more on the way

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    Fertilizer giant Nutrien takes top spot

    August 1, 2019 by Janice Leuschen

    CEO Chuck Magro talks strategy, demographic trends and digitalization

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    POTASH: Western Potash begins production drilling at Milestone

    July 16, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Vancouver-based Western Resources Corp. says its subsidiary, Western Potash Corp. began production drilling on July 14, 2019. at the Milestone in situ potash project 35 km southeast of Regina. Western is calling Milestone the newest and “most innovative,

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    POTASH: Western Potash awards Milestone phase one contract

    June 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Vancouver-based Western Resources Corp. says its subsidiary Western Potash Corp. has entered into a lump sum contract with Stuart Olson Prairie Construction regarding the first phase of construction for the company’s Milestone potash project 35 km southeast of

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    Disappearance of potash tax credit irks Saskatchewan miners

    June 1, 2019 by Alisha Hiyate

    Exploration for other minerals got a new boost instead

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    AWARD: K+S Potash still among provincial top employers for sixth year

    February 13, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATOON, Sask.  – K+S Potash Canada has again been named one of the provinces top employees. This is the sixth time and the second year in a row. President and general manager, operations Sam Farris said,  “We’ve experienced a lot

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    POTASH: Nutrien permanently shutters New Brunswick plant

    November 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEW BRUNSWICK – The world’s largest fertilizer supplier, Nutrien, has announced the permanent closure of its New Brunswick potash facility near Sussex. The mine and plant have been on care and maintenance since early 2016. Nutrien says it will focus