It’s mining week in Saskatchewan, and we all know how important the Potash industry has been to our region. If it were not for the various mining operations across the Spy Hill and Esterhazy areas, the economics of Moosomin, Spy Hill, Langenburg, Esterhazy and numerous other communities would most likely be significantly different.
To celebrate mining week, we publish two documents today. The first is the official announcement from the provincial government, released today from Regina. The second is the Spring/Summer edition of ORE, provided here in PDF format from the Saskatchewan Mining Association, and distributed electronically with their permission. We thank the SMA for their assistance.
1. The Government Announcement
The week’s events are organized by the Saskatchewan Mining Association, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary of encouraging the safe, sustainable and responsible development of Saskatchewan’s mineral resources. The theme for Mining Week is Mining: Fertile Ground for Saskatchewan, showcasing the industry’s varied career opportunities and economic benefits.
“Saskatchewan has one of the most opportunity-rich investment climates in the world, and nowhere is this more evident than in our mining industry,” Boyd said. “As the world’s largest potash producer, second-largest uranium producer, and a go-to destination for global mining investment dollars, we encourage people to take time to learn about what this industry does for them and for their communities.”
The value of Saskatchewan’s mineral production in 2014 was $7.3 billion. The Fraser Institute’s 2014 Survey of Mining Companies, which measures the opinions of approximately 4,200 exploration, development and mining-related companies from around the globe, ranked Saskatchewan number one in Canada and number two in the world among jurisdictions attractive to mining investment.
Events scheduled during the week include career profiles, leadership panels, technical presentations and workshop and networking opportunities.
For more information on Saskatchewan Mining Week, please visit www.saskmining.ca
2. ORE magazine, Spring/Summer 2015.