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PotashCorp and Agrium announced Wednesday that they'll operate under the name Nutrien once regulators approve a proposed merger deal.

PotashCorp, Agrium reveal new name ahead of merger

By 650 CKOM June 21, 2017 - 1:45pm Updated: June 21, 2017 - 4:38pm

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and Agrium Inc. have picked the new name they'll operate under once they're allowed to proceed with a proposed merger.

The new company...

BHP Billiton's CEO suggested the company's Jansen, Sask. potash mine could begin production in 2023.

BHP Billiton gives promising update on Jansen mine

By 650 CKOM May 16, 2017 - 12:26pm Updated: May 16, 2017 - 12:30pm

Mining giant BHP Billiton has floated a potential production date for its Jansen potash mine near Saskatoon.   Company CEO Andrew McKenzie spoke at a conference in Barcelona,...

PotashCorp reported earnings of 18 cents per share in the first quarter of 2017.

PotashCorp earnings rise in Q1 report

By 650 CKOM April 27, 2017 - 1:30pm Updated: April 27, 2017 - 1:45pm

Tough decisions at PotashCorp appeared to be paying off as the company released its first-quarter earnings report for 2017.   The company reported earnings of 18 cents a share...

A tunnel in Cameco's Cigar Lake uranium mine. The company reported a $62 million loss for 2016  in a report released on Feb. 10, 2017.

Cameco swings to $62-million loss on write-downs as uranium market drags

By The Canadian Press February 10, 2017 - 6:40am Updated: February 10, 2017 - 6:45am

SASKATOON - Uranium producer Cameco (TSX;CCO) reported a net loss of $62 million for 2016 after the depressed market for its main product had it taking $362 million in...

Cameco will lay off 120 employees split between its Saskatchewan operations at McArthur River, Key Lake and Cigar Lake.

Cameco announces layoffs, projects loss for 2016

By 650 CKOM January 18, 2017 - 7:21am Updated: January 18, 2017 - 7:30am

Cameco will be letting go of about 10 per cent of the workers at three of its Saskatchewan mining and milling operations.   120 employees spread across the company's McArthur...

PotashCorp reported earnings of 10-cents-a-share for the third quarter of 2016. That's down from 34-cents-a-share for the same period last year.

PotashCorp Q3 profit plunges despite record volumes

By The Canadian Press October 27, 2016 - 12:17pm Updated: October 27, 2016 - 12:30pm

SASKATOON -- Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT) says it achieved record sales volumes for a third quarter, but saw its profit fall from last year due to weaker prices for...

Digital rendering of the temporary housing project planned for Jansen mine project workers.

Jansen mine unaffected by $6.4 billion loss at BHP Billiton

By Bryn Levy August 16, 2016 - 5:03pm Updated: August 16, 2016 - 5:15pm

Construction at the Jansen potash mine near Lanigan, Sask. will continue despite heavy losses reported Tuesday by BHP Billiton.  The mining giant posted a loss of $6.4 billion...

Rick Stettner and Thera Nordal were part of a group that spoke out against the proposal to build a potash mine on or near their land.

Southey landowner disappointed with Yancoal potash mine approval

By Lisa Schick August 10, 2016 - 6:39am Updated: August 10, 2016 - 6:39am

They've written statements, gathered at the legislature, and met with politicians, but to no avail - people in Southey who are against the Yancoal potash mine don't believe the...

Agrium Potash Mine in Vanscoy.

Worker seriously hurt at Agrium Vanscoy Potash mine

By 980 CJME, The Canadian Press August 9, 2016 - 10:05am Updated: August 9, 2016 - 10:05am

Work has been suspended at the Agrium Potash Mine in Vanscoy after a serious workplace accident.

An employee was caught between two pieces of equipment and seriously...

Processing vessel crashed at Bethune K+S Potash Mine.

Large piece of equipment crashed down at K+S Potash mine in Bethune

By 980 CJME July 18, 2016 - 11:49am Updated: July 18, 2016 - 11:49am

Some of the construction work on the K+S Potash mine in Bethune is stalled after an accident at the Legacy mine site.

A large processing vessel came crashing down at 4:...

Graphic showing proposed potash mine near Southey from Yancoal Canada website.

Landowners concerned about proposed potash mine near Southey

By Brant Hilton June 13, 2016 - 6:49am Updated: June 13, 2016 - 11:29am

A proposed potash mine near Southey – 58 kilometres north of Regina – has some area landowners worried about what lies ahead.

“We are not interested in this mine in this...

Located in northern Saskatchewan, Rabbit Lake is the longest-producing uranium operation in Saskatchewan.

Government sending help to those laid off from Rabbit Lake uranium mine

By Sarah Mills April 22, 2016 - 1:07pm Updated: April 22, 2016 - 1:08pm

Premier Brad Wall confirms the government's rapid response team is already working with some of the 500 people being laid off in northern Saskatchewan.

"To identify...