Workers and activities in Saskatchewan’s mining industry are being recognized as part of Mining Week in the province.
This year’s theme is “Mining in Transformational Times” with a focus on the impact and contributions of the industry.
Events are being held during Mining Week, including the 49th Annual Emergency Response/Mine Rescue Skills Competition at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon this Saturday.
Officially proclaimed by the provincial government yesterday (Mon), Energy and Resources Minister Dustin Duncan says in a release, the focus “speaks the resiliency and innovative spirit that defines the qualities of Saskatchewan’s dynamic mining sector.”
The provincial government says the province ended last year with a total value of all mineral sales of $6.4 billion.
Saskatchewan is the largest potash producer in the world, and the world’s second largest primary uranium producer.