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PotashCorp potash production downtime

PotashCorp announced on September 20, 2017 that consistent with the company’s strategy of matching supply to market demand and fully utilizing their lowest-cost Rocanville facility, they have announced the following potash inventory adjustment shutdowns: ·       Allan will curtail production for 10 weeks, beginning Nov. 19, 2017 ·       Lanigan will curtail…

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…

Mosaic idles Colonsay mine; lays off 330 workers

The Mosaic Company announced yesterday that it will idle its Colonsay, Saskatchewan potash mine for the remainder of 2016 and halt current turnaround activities. As a result of this, the company has temporarily laid off 330 employees. Mosaic says that the move is intended to allow the company to meet…