Canadian Mining Journal


  • POTASH: Nutrien created as Agrium, PotashCorp merger closes

    January 2, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATOON – Nutrien Ltd., formed by the successful completion of the merger of Agrium and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, begins trading today on both the TSX and NYSE under the ticker symbol NTR. “Today we are proud to launch Nutrien,”

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    POTASH: PotashCorp competes Rocanville expansion

    October 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Saskatoon-based Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan announced on Oct. 12 that it had successfully completed the expansion of its Rocanville mine to 6.5 million tonnes annually. Nameplate capacity more than doubled from 3.0 million t/y, so too did the

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    POTASH: First unit train arrives in Port Moody from K+S Bethune mine

    September 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN –  K+S Potash Canada says the first unit train of product from its Bethune potash mine near the town of the same name has arrived at the handling and storage facility in Port Moody, B.C. The train carried about

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    POTASH: Encanto secures $100 million injection

    September 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Encanto Potash Corp. of Vancouver has secured a commitment for $100 million of funding over the next three years from GEM Investments American and GEM Global Yield. As Encanto draws down the money, it will issue shares at

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    POTASH: K+S opens handling and storage facility in Port Moody

    August 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

      BRITISH COLUMBIA – K+S Potash Canada and Pacific Coast Terminals celebrated the opening of the new, state-of-the-art potash handling and storage facility at the terminal in Port Moody. Potash from K+S’s new Bethune mine in southern Saskatchewan will be

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    POTASH: BHP may sell stake in Jansen potash project

    August 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – BHP is considering the sale of a 25% interest in its Jansen potash project 140 km east of Saskatoon, according to a report from Reuters. The quarter share could be worth as much as $2 billion. BHP posits

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    POTASH: Mosaic to acquire Vale’s fertilizer business including Kronau project in Canada

    August 2, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – A Brazilian regulator has approved the sale by Vale SA of its fertilizer division to Mosaic Company of  Plymouth, Minn. The deal includes Vale’s Kronau potash project in this province. Mosaic is paying US$2.5 billion for the project

  • Merger: Agrium + Potash Corp. = Nutrien

    June 22, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan and Agrium have revealed that after their merger of equals is completed later this year, the combined company will be called Nutrien. The all-stock merger, originally announced in September 2016, is expected to close in the

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    POTASH: Muskowekwan PEA ups output to 3.4M t/y

    June 13, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – The newly completed preliminary economic assessment for the Muskowekwan potash mine notes a 20% increase in production potential, to 3.4 million t/y, according to Amec Foster Wheeler that produced the report. The mine is a joint venture of

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    POTASH: First production at Bethune mine

    June 12, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – K+S Potash Canada has produced the first tonnes of potash at Canada’s newest potash mine –  Bethune (formerly known as the Legacy project) near the town of the same name. Potash shipments to the new harbour terminal in

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    Bethune potash mine feeds the future of K+S

    June 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    On May 2, with 700 guests attending and not an empty seat in the house, K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) celebrated the official opening of its Bethune potash mine – the first greenfield potash mine built in Saskatchewan in more than

  • Historic deal ensures First Nations participation in new potash mine

    June 1, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    Three levels of government, a mining company and a First Nation have come together in a historic agreement to develop a new potash mine in Saskatchewan. The joint venture between Encanto Potash Corp. and the Muskowekwan First Nation is truly