International Minerals Innovation Institute

K+S Potash Canada, a subsidiary of German giant K+S Group, officially opened Tuesday its Legacy project in Canada’s Saskatchewan, the first of its kind built in the province in more than 40 years.

“The Legacy project strengthens Saskatchewan’s position as the world’s leading potash producer and is another indicator the province’s diversified and resilient economy is weathering economic uncertainty,“ Premier Brad Wall said in the opening. “We’re thankful for an investment that creates jobs and opportunity in Saskatchewan.”

The mine, from now on to be known as “Bethune” after the closest neighbouring town, is expected to produce its first marketable tonne of potash at the end of June.

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