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The Mosaic potash mine in Colonsay is located about 77 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon.

Mosaic potash mine in Colonsay brings back 330 workers

By JT Marshall January 5, 2017 - 12:13pm Updated: January 5, 2017 - 12:15pm

Potash mines in the province are starting to ramp up in 2017.   The Mosaic mine in Colonsay, located around 77 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon, called back 330 workers on Dec...

About 100 workers at Potash Corp.'s Cory  mine will be laid off in February.

Workers given layoff notices at Potash Corp. Cory mine

By 650 CKOM November 23, 2016 - 8:34am Updated: November 23, 2016 - 9:45am

Employees at a potash mine just outside of Saskatoon have been told they'll be laid off.   Two miners from Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan's Cory mine told 650 CKOM they got the...

Saskatchewan's finance minister said lower income tax and corporate taxes are partially to blame for $600 million in lost revenue.

Sask. finance minister reports $600 million revenue shortfall

By Lauren Golosky November 16, 2016 - 12:49pm Updated: November 17, 2016 - 6:46am

Expect a bigger deficit, perhaps even in the billion dollar range.

Saskatchewan’s Minister of Finance Kevin Doherty said the province has lost $600 million in revenue....

At separate special meetings Nov. 3, PotashCorp shareholders voted more than 99 per cent in favour of the deal while more than 98 per cent of Agrium shareholders voted for it.

Agrium and PotashCorp shareholders overwhelmingly approve all-stock merger

By The Canadian Press November 4, 2016 - 8:06am Updated: November 4, 2016 - 8:17am

Shareholders of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan and Agrium Inc. have voted overwhelmingly in favour of an all-stock merger.

At separate special meetings Thursday,...

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...

Premier Brad Wall set to make an 11 day visit to Asia

By Britton Gray September 14, 2016 - 1:06pm Updated: September 14, 2016 - 1:06pm

Premier Brad Wall will be going overseas to discuss Saskatchewan's food and energy industries.   The 11 day visit will see the Premier visit South Korea and China.   Wall said...

PotashCorp and Agrium agree to merge to create dominant agricultural player

By The Canadian Press and CKOM News September 12, 2016 - 4:22pm Updated: September 12, 2016 - 4:30pm

CALGARY — Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan and Agrium have agreed to merge in a deal that would create a dominant player in the global agricultural industry worth an estimated US$...

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...

Celina Danis (top) with partner Chad Wiklun (centre) and their two daughters.

Widow of injured worker picking up the pieces for daughters after their dad's death

By Erin McNutt August 15, 2016 - 7:32pm Updated: August 17, 2016 - 8:29am

Celina Danis is going through something only very few people can understand. Her partner, Chad Wiklun, died after being injured on the job.

On Aug. 8, Wiklun was pinned...

Processing vessel crashed at Bethune K+S Potash Mine.

Production start at K+S Legacy mine delayed

By Lisa Schick August 11, 2016 - 5:22pm Updated: August 12, 2016 - 6:29am

The K+S Legacy potash mine near Bethune is going to take longer than first thought to get going, thanks to an industrial accident in July.

On July 17, a process vessel ...

Chad Wiklun is pictured with his two young daughters in an undated photo posted to a GoFundMe page raising money for the family.

Worker injured at Agrium potash mine dies

By 650 CKOM August 11, 2016 - 10:44am Updated: August 11, 2016 - 11:23am

A worker seriously injured at the Agrium potash mine near Vanscoy, Sask. has died.

The man, identified as 29-year-old Chad Wiklun, was pinned by two pieces of machinery...

A worker was injured Monday at the Agrium potash mine near Vanscoy, Sask.

Injured worker's family asks for blood donations

By Bryn Levy August 10, 2016 - 4:55pm Updated: August 10, 2016 - 5:00pm

A worker pinned between two pieces of machinery at the Agrium potash mine near Vanscoy, Sask. on Monday is still fighting for his life in hospital.   Speaking on behalf of the...