Tag Archives: New Brunswick

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….

Fertile ground

After impressing PotashCorp on the Picadilly Mine Project in New Brunswick, Aecon Mining Construction Services was awarded its largest, single mining contract to date and promptly followed its client west to Saskatchewan. In 2014, the Aecon teams wrapped up work on a world-class processing facility that will help the potash…