Category Archives: Features

Supplying water to the potash industry

Potash mines require water. A lot of it. SaskWater excels at delivering a reliable supply of millions of cubic metres of water to the potash industry in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan’s Crown water utility supplies non-potable water to seven potash mines in the province. Three take water from the Saskatoon Southeast Water…

Riding the wave!

By Darrin Kruger The Saskatchewan Potash Council is an umbrella organization representing approximately 3,000 unionized potash workers from mines currently producing potash in the Saskatchewan potash mining industry.   The council’s membership includes members from the United Steelworkers, Unifor, and the Rocanville Potash Employees Association. Our guiding principle remains unchanged; to…

10 ways mining executives can attract and retain women leaders

By Bettie-Ann Heggie As a senior vice-president at PotashCorp for more than a decade, I worked with some amazing executives. They fought hard to lower production costs, and then ensured the company wasn’t giving away their efficiencies by lowering prices. They were vigilant about safety and always sought ways to…