Canadian Mining Journal


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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    POTASH: Commissioning underway at K+S Legacy project

    December 7, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Commissioning is well underway at its Legacy potash solution mine and plant near Moose Jaw, according to owner K+S Potash Canada. This is the first Saskatchewan greenfield potash project in nearly 40 years. Commissioning is done on the

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    POTASH: PotashCorp announces layoffs, production cuts

    November 24, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATOON – As it prepares for the merger with Agrium, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has announced layoffs and production cutbacks at its mines in Saskatchewan. At the Cory mine, production of red potash will cease, and only white potash will

  • POTASH M&A: Agrium and PotashCorp Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Merger

    November 4, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CALGARY: Agrium Inc. announced that its securityholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the company’s proposed merger of equals with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. at the Special Meeting of Agrium securityholders that was held today. Approximately 98 percent of the shares and

  • POTASH: Hatch granted new Canadian patent in potash and mineral salt cooling pond technology

    November 2, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Mississauga: Hatch is pleased to announce it’s been granted a new patent for potash and mineral salt pond crystallization—the only filed patent that has been validated to increase production over the “conventional wisdom” approach that is typically used today. The new