Rocanville’s Finest: Saskatchewan Mine Rescue Program is the talk of the province

By Jillian Mitchell Mine rescue training underground at PotashCorp’s Rocanville mine.   On a crisp September day in 2012, work began as usual in the Rocanville mine. The 29 miners were midway through their 12-hour shift when the fire alarm sounded. by

Training tomorrow’s talent for the minerals industry

By Michael Robin Associate professor Grant Ferguson (centre) works with master’s students Darren Neely (left) and Nathan Schartner to prepare a potash core sample for testing in the rock mechanics lab at the U of S.   Saskatchewan’s minerals industry – including exploration, mining, and processing – has emerged as…

Working with the land: Allana Potash Corp. introduces green practices in Ethiopia

By Jillian Mitchell Situated in the horn of northeastern Africa is Ethiopia, a country known for its expansive and enticing landscape—a notable 1.13-million square kilometres of towering jacaranda trees, arid desert, tropical oases, and open skies. But what lies beneath this wondrous landscape has rendered the oldest country in Africa…