Category Archives: Features

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…

Light at the end of the tunnel: Rebuilding in the wake of the Piccadilly Mine closure

By Tammy Schuster Since the sudden closure of the Piccadilly Mine in Sussex, NB, last January, many workers have since transferred to other company operations, relocated, or accepted positions with other mines. But in the aftermath of the mine closure, the province has been working hard to create new opportunities…