Canadian Mining Journal


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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

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    As 777 winds down, Hudbay looks to Lalor

    June 1, 2017 by D’Arcy Jenish

    For nearly a century – 90 years in December, to be precise – Hudbay Minerals has been the cornerstone and lifeblood of the northern Manitoba community of Flin Flon. But change is coming to this quintessential one-industry, resource-based Canadian town.

  • 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

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    How the new engine oils can help lower maintenance costs

    June 1, 2017 by Brian Humphrey

    In December 2016, the North American heavy duty lubricant market witnessed its biggest specification overhaul in history with the launch of two new API heavy duty diesel engine oil categories: CK-4 and FA-4. Formerly known as Proposed Category 11 (PC-11),

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    Choose what to measure to avoid information overload

    June 1, 2017 by Devon Wells

    Mine maintenance is different in the 21st Century. The explosion of data technology means that technicians can monitor virtually any aspect of their equipment. Speed and engine hours came first, but now mines are measuring everything – from fuel depletion

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    Mining’s role in Canada’s next 150 years

    June 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    On July 1, Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary. Of course, I would normally take this opportunity to recognize the mining sector’s contribution to Canada’s wealth and its importance in our history. However, CMJ’s news editor Marilyn Scales did an excellent

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    The sustainable power of Reconciliation

    June 1, 2017 by Isadore Day

    Ontario First Nations live almost exclusively on the most vulnerable lands in the Far North, while 90% of the province’s population live on just 13% of the land in the south. Our Peoples – from the Great Lakes to James

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    Big ideas at CIM plenary

    June 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    At this year’s plenary session at the CIM Convention in Montreal, many of the challenges that have produced so much hand-wringing in the mining industry over the past several years were discussed. Challenges such as lower-grade deposits, declining productivity, volatile

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    Water rising to the top of the mining agenda

    June 1, 2017 by Sander Grieve

      In an era of social licence, business is driven to think and care about other factors along the way to the creation of value. Mining has for years been increasingly focused on obtaining social licence through community development, impact

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    New resettlement guidance and good practice guide released

    June 1, 2017 by Michael Torrance

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued new guidance on resettlement best practices, including as applicable in the mining sector. The guide sets out the process by which clients of the EBRD can fulfil their obligations under

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    Turning reclaimed mines into renewable power sources

    June 1, 2017 by Sean Gunton and Meghan Harris-Ngae

    At the end of a mine’s operational life, mining companies face the challenge and cost of reclaiming the site. But unused sites don’t have to be a cost centre. In fact, there is opportunity to elevate a mine’s environmental status

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    June/July 2017

    June 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

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