Milestone Pilot Project Open House

Milestone Pilot Project Open House

The Western Potash team held a Community Open House in Kronau, Saskatchewan on April 11, 2017. The event was well attended with nearly 100 visitors from the surrounding communities, as well as representatives from the Provincial government and local businesses. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended, particularly for their questions, feedback and support as we move the project forward. We will consider all the feedback we received and update our stakeholders in forthcoming web posts and newsletters.

The Open House consisted of eight stations that took the community on a journey through our proposed selective solution mining process.

Matt Pointing to poster board


Kathryn near Benefits board

Engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler provided in-depth information on our plans for the processing facilities, and we partnered with the Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA) for some hands-on solution mining. The community had the opportunity to pump some brine, and crystallize the potash in a cold-water bath much like our proposed crystallization pond.

Solution mining with kids

After the community completed their journey through our process they arrived at the Virtual Reality station. This station placed the community inside our proposed pilot plant or standing outside right next to our processing facility!

vr headset community members

Our guests also had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the project while enjoying a delicious meal prepared by the Come Around Café, which is located in the Curling Club.

Western Potash team

Many thanks to all of the Western Potash Team for their efforts in making this event a success, and thank-you to all of you for attending.

Poster boards are available on our website: Western Potash