Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    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

  • News

    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

  • Feature

    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

  • News

    POTASH: K+S hosts opening of new mine with new name, Bethune

    May 2, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – K+S Potash Canada held the ceremonial opening of the new potash solution mine near Bethune on May 2, 2017. About 700 guests, including the Hon. Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan, and numerous local dignitaries, suppliers’ representatives and employees.

  • News

    POTASH: Western Potash lays out plan for Milestone solution mine

    April 19, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Regina-based Western Potash Corp. is laying out its plans for the Milestone in situ potash pilot project first proposed in 2009. The property is near the town of Kronau, 30 km southwest of Regina, where the company recently

  • News

    POTASH: K+S again one of Saskatchewan’s top employers

    April 12, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) of Saskatoon has once again been recognized as one of 20 companies in the province named Saskatchewan’s top employers. This is the fourth year in a row that KSPC has received this special designation

  • News

    POTASH: Private company, Beechy, plans potash project

    April 6, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Private company, Beechy Technology, based in the town of Beechy, has plans to build a new 200,000 t/y potash mine that should be operational in 18 months. The company says the venture will cost $20 million. Beechy plans

  • POTASH: Encanto, AMEC, First Nations sign historic agreement

    March 23, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – An historic agreement has been struck between the Muskowekwan First Nation and engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler of Vancouver. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) creates a Muskowekwan business and is a step towards the First Nation’s goal of

  • News

    POTASH: K+S takes delivery of rail cars for Legacy project

    March 13, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – K+S Potash Canada says the first 177 of 531 custom built rail cars have arrived at the Legacy potash mine site near Bethune. The company now has enough rail cars on hand to complete one of the three

  • News

    POTASH: Encanto signs offtake agreement with Indian co-op

    January 4, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Encanto Potash Corp. has signed the foundation offtake agreement for 5.0 million t/y with the National Federation of Farmers’ Procurement,  Processing and Retailing Co-operatives of India (NACOF). The co-op represents farmers in 25 states across India. Encanto and

  • FERTILIZERS: Mosaic to buy Vale’s fertilizer business

    December 20, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PLYMOUTH, MN – The Mosaic Company has announced plans to purchase Vale SA’s fertilizer business for US$2.5 billion. Mosaic is offering US$1.25 billion in cash and the other half through the issuance of 42.3 million shares to Vale. With an