Manitoba’s First Potash Mine Has Been Approved By The Government

Manitoba’s first potash development near the town of Russell has been approved by the Manitoba government. Potash and Agri-Development Corporation of Manitoba received the go-ahead to begin extraction and production at the site, in partnership with the Gambler First Nation, which has a 20 per cent equity ownership stake in the project. PADCOM will also present community benefit agreements to several local Indigenous communities, the Manitoba Metis Federation and the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth. In a release, PADCOM president Daymon Guillas noted that the mine will be an environmentally-friendly project, using green Manitoba electricity, instead of fossil fuels.

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