This issue of Canadian Mining Magazine focused on potash and uranium mining in Saskatchewan. Our lead story, Potash & Uranium Fuel Wealth From Below Ground, discussed Saskatchewan’s robust and vibrant mining industry (over 30,000 people are directly or indirectly employed by the industry). The Saskatchewan coverage also discussed how the world’s largest producer of potash meets 35 per cent of global demand, why the province is the world leader in uranium production, and the importance of finding—and keeping—skilled, educated workers.
Features in the magazine talked about the need for 13-15,000 new employees in the Saskatchewan mining industry within the next decade, and how the industry is partnering with educators to create industry-specific training; the development of a metals processing plant outside Saskatoon; minimizing equipment downtime and improving worker safety; flow-through share donation financing; the expansion of Goldcorp’s industry leading graduate development program; and positive prospects for the long-time future of Canada’s coal industry.
The magazine’s regular departments include a Transaction Report on hostile takeover bids in the mining sector; and an HR Report on essential skills and on-the-job training to develop a local mining workforce from Saskatchewan’s First Nations communities; an International Update on how to navigate mining companies during global credit and commodity prices-related crises; Junior Mining News about anti-corruption plans and maintaining ethical resolve; an Innovations Report about using unmanned aerial vehicles for mine reconciliation; and a Tax Time report on the critical role that the base erosion and profit shifting action plan plays in cross-border commerce and investment. Tools of the Trade, News Watch and Upcoming Events round out this edition’s line-up.