Potential mine shutdowns for Nutrien Ltd.

Arising from the merge of Canadian giant Saskatchewan Potash Corporation and Agrium in 2017, Nutrien Ltd (TSX: NTR) announced considering the possibility of closing one of their six potash mines. Yet, the merge has been very beneficial to the company. They forecast $500M in savings due to the generated synergy […]

More difficult than ever to attract young talent to Quebec’s Far North region

Employment in the northern part of the province is more difficult than ever to fulfill. Despite the social benefits, the working conditions and the very competitive wages, the industries are constantly recruiting. The Côte-Nord region offers a dynamic and welcoming employment market, linked to the development of  hydroelectricity, forestry, the mining […]

Towards a merger of PotashCorp and Agrium

The proposed merger involving PotashCorp (TSE: POT) and Agrium (TSE: AGU) has reached a new milestone in recent weeks as Chinese regulatory authorities approved the proposed project between the two companies. On the other hand, Potash will have to divest itself of its shares in some companies to meet the requirements […]

Double transaction for Richmont Mines

The Northern Miner, 2017

The Québec miner Richmont Mines (TSX: RIC) carried out two simultaneous movements on the day of September 11. The first move was to sell all its Québec assets to Monarques Gold Corporation. Also, Alamos Gold (TSX: AGI), from Ontario, announced the acquisition of Richmont Mines and all of its remaining […]