The provincial government has granted conditional environmental assessment approval to CanPacific Potash's Albany project, which is to be located in the Sedley-Francis area. | Screencap via projectalbany.ca

Proposed potash mine clears hurdle in Sask.

A proposed potash mine in southeastern Saskatchewan has cleared one environmental hurdle but has several more ahead before the project can proceed. The provincial government has granted conditional environmental assessment approval to CanPacific Potash’s Albany project, which is to be located in the Sedley-Francis area (map). But it must meet several more conditions, including mitigating […] Read more

The provincial government has granted conditional environmental assessment approval to CanPacific Potash's Albany project, which is to be located in the Sedley-Francis area. | Screencap via projectalbany.ca

Proposed potash mine clears hurdle in Sask.

A proposed potash mine in southeastern Saskatchewan has cleared one environmental hurdle but has several more ahead before the project can proceed. The provincial government has granted conditional environmental assessment approval to CanPacific Potash’s Albany project, which is to be located in the Sedley-Francis area (map). But it must meet several more conditions, including mitigating […] Read more

Potash Corp of Saskatchewan's Patience Lake mine, near Humboldt. Agrium Inc. and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. confirmed Tuesday they are in preliminary merger talks. | File photo

Agrium, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan confirm merger talks

Agrium Inc. and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. confirmed Tuesday they are in preliminary merger talks. Agrium is North America’s major distributor of agricultural products and produces nitrogen, potash and phosphate fertilizer. PotashCorp is the world’s largest potash producer with five mines in Saskatchewan, as well as nitrogen and phosphate operations. Both issued statements saying […] Read more


K+S Potash Canada’s Legacy project in the RM of Dufferin is already building infrastructure like this water intake at Buffalo Pound Lake.  |  K+S photo

When potash comes to town

Managing the boom | Saskatchewan’s potash boom is unleashing enormous rural development. Existing mines are expanding and 20 companies are exploring potash deposits. Work has begun on two new mines, K+S Potash Canada’s Legacy project north of Moose Jaw, and BHP Billiton’s enormous Jansen Lake project southeast of Humboldt. They require road construction, hundreds of building permits and an unheard-of level of planning and oversight by local government. As The Western Producer’s Karen Briere learned, affected rural municipal governments are on a steep learning curve to keep up.

Saskatchewan’s potash boom is unleashing enormous rural development. Existing mines are expanding and 20 companies are exploring potash deposits. Work has begun on two new mines, K+S Potash Canada’s Legacy project north of Moose Jaw, and BHP Billiton’s enormous Jansen Lake project southeast of Humboldt. They require road construction, hundreds of building permits and an […] Read more