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Sask. towns, First Nations join forces to maximize benefits, avoid pitfalls of $14B mine project – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 202447 Views

June 17, 2024

More than 2,000 workers constructing BHP’s Jansen potash mine, due to open in 2026

An unprecedented alliance of more than 50 municipalities and First Nations is taking shape in Saskatchewan.

Its aim? Maximize the benefits, and head off any problems, associated with one of Canada’s largest resource projects: BHP’s $14-billion Jansen potash mine.

Construction is underway, with more than 2,000 workers on site. Production is expected to begin in 2026, and that could bring thousands of employees, contractors and their families to this rapidly changing region 120 kilometres east of Saskatoon.

The city of Humboldt is expected to nearly double in population to more than 10,000 in the next several years, said city manager Joe Day.

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