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Westshore’s coal terminal would expand to handle potash if BHP’s Jansen mine proceeds.  Photo: Maxvis/iStock/Getty Images

BHP reaches port services deal for potash mine

Toronto | Reuters — BHP Group has reached conditional agreement with a unit of Westshore Terminals Investment Corp. for port services for the global miner’s proposed Jansen, Sask. potash mine, the terminal operator said July 22, moving the project closer to fruition. The port agreement is subject to approval by BHP’s board and conditional on

A worker checks mining equipment at Nutrien’s Lanigan mine. That company’s mothballed capacity could slow or halt BHP’s planned Jansen project.

Prairie potash project may cost BHP growth elsewhere, say investors

The largest project ever is under clouds of uncertainty as excess capacity dogs the sector

Reuters – BHP Group is under pressure from Canada to green light a giant potash project when it makes a final investment decision by mid-year but some investors said the world’s biggest miner may obtain better returns by plowing the funds elsewhere. The fertilizer ingredient will be in oversupply over much of the next decade,


Nunavut residents wear masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Rural communities hard hit by coronavirus

From Steinbach to Shamattawa and Nunavut, rural and remote communities are suffering COVID’s worst wrath

Reuters – The coronavirus pandemic is racing through Canada’s remote and rural regions, as isolation, a crucial buffer during the first wave, left their limited health-care systems vulnerable once the virus arrived. The latest spread opens a new front for the world’s second-largest country by area as it prepares for a logistically difficult vaccination program