Category Archives: Features

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…

Bridging the gap: Strategies aimed at aboriginal engagement in the mining industry

By Tammy Schuster Saskatchewan’s aboriginal community is the fastest-growing demographic in the province. It is expected to make up to one quarter of Saskatchewan’s population over the next 20 years. It is also the youngest demographic with the average age (22) nearly half that of the general population (40+). These…

Innovation at BHP Billiton’s Jansen Project

Building the first conventional greenfield potash mine in Saskatchewan for some decades presents a rare opportunity for innovation that BHP Billiton is grasping with both hands as it builds what the company believes will be the safest and most technologically advanced potash mine in the province. As the company continues…