Tag Archives: New Brunswick

Nutrien Announces Permanent Closure and Impairment of New Brunswick Potash Facility

Nutrien Ltd. (“Nutrien”) announced today that following a strategic review of the company’s potash portfolio, it has decided to permanently close its New Brunswick potash facility and will record a US$1.8 billion non-cash impairment in the third-quarter of 2018. The facility was placed in care and maintenance in early 2016 and has not produced…

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…

Picadilly Mine reinvigorates New Brunswick’s potash industry

By Melanie Franner It’s been many years since the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources first discovered potash in the Plumsweep-Penobsquis area in 1971 and subsequently granted the exploration and development rights to the Potash Company of America. These operations were acquired in 1993 by Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc….