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Shipping from the Great Lakes: Why it works for potash exports

By Suzanne Bleau-Myrand Why, given the propensity of ship sizes getting ever larger, does shipping from the Great Lakes with its inherent physical limitations continue to work? There are many good explanations—the main one being that sailing directly to or from the Great Lakes is the most direct route to…

CanNorth: Stewards of the environment

In Saskatchewan, “green” is often associated with the province’s favourite football team; however, one environmental consulting company is ensuring that this colour is also connected to environmental health, growth, and sustainability. Incorporated in 1997, Canada North Environmental Services Limited Partnership (CanNorth) provides high-quality environmental and heritage services to a diversity…

Why waste good pipe?

By D. E. Russell, PICA Corp. Pipelines are routinely replaced well before their design life has been expended. The CAPEX for a new pipeline often runs into the millions of dollars, and yet at least half of this CAPEX can be deferred for many years if non-destructive inspection (NDT) techniques…