Western Potash says construction could begin this year on 3B mine near

REGINA — A senior official with Western Potash Corporation is hoping construction can start this year on a $3-billion dollar potash mine southeast of Regina.Dean Pekeski says the company needs environmental approval from the province and to finalize financing before work gets underway.He says the mine would employ more than 1,000 thousand workers during construction and operate for about 40 years.Pekeski says it’s hoped production at the mine near Kronau can start in late 2016.

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