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SMA Environmental Forum 2018
October 16, 2018

SMA Environmental Forum 2018 is a professional development opportunity for environmental practitioners in the mining industry, consulting businesses, post-secondary researchers and government. With changing regulations and evolving technology it is important for environmental professionals to keep current, and move forward, in developing and identifying best practices related to environmental sustainability.

Themes for the 2018 forum may include:


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Register HERE to attend the SMA Environmental Forum 2018.

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July 4, 2018
50th Emergency Response Mine Rescue Competition Results
June 5, 2018
50th Annual Emergency Response Mine Rescue Skills Competition
June 2, 2018

The 50th Annual Emergency Response Mine Rescue Skills Competition took place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Moose Jaw at Mosaic Place and Moose Jaw Exhibition.  Here are the results.

The Competition Guidelines can be found here. Click here for the Mine Rescue Manual.

Saskatchewan Mining Week 2018
May 28, 2018


Monday, May 28, 2018

Mining: Sustaining Success

Regina: The Honourable Bronwyn Eyre, Minister of Energy & Resources along with Jessica Theriault, Chair of the Saskatchewan Mining Association launched ‘Mining Week in Saskatchewan’ today at the Saskatchewan Legislature. Mining Week in Saskatchewan runs from May 27 – June 2, 2018.

Saskatchewan is a global mining leader. While low commodity prices have continued to make for challenging operating environment, we are reminded that Saskatchewan is a good place to be operating mines. “Saskatchewan provides a low-risk environment because of both the great geological framework, and also the considered regulatory and policy frameworks. SMA member companies have made multibillion dollar investments in Saskatchewan over the past decade. And because of these investments, mining remains a key pillar of Saskatchewan’s economy.” said Jessica Theriault, Chair of Saskatchewan Mining Association.

As Canada transitions to a lower carbon economy, Saskatchewan products are among the most responsibly mined in the world. “Saskatchewan mining operations feed and fuel the world with their products, improving the quality of life around the world and at home. The world needs more Saskatchewan mineral products and we will continue to work with governments to develop a framework for sustained success in a globally competitive marketplace”, said Pam Schwann, SMA President.

During Mining Week, the Saskatchewan Mining Association will have dozens of events in communities across the province, culminating with the 50th Annual Emergency Response/Mine Rescue Skills Competition, Saturday, June 2nd at Mosaic Place and Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds in Moose Jaw.


For further information contact:

Tracey Irwin, SMA Manager, Communications and Membership, (306) 591-7050

News Release:  Saskatchewan Mining Week 2018, Mining: Sustaining Success

Saskatchewan Mining Week 2018
May 27, 2018

Saskatchewan Mining Week May 27 - June 2, 2018. 

Following is a list of Mining Week activities.

Monday, May 28 – Pierre Gratton, President & CEO, Mining Association of Canada will make a luncheon presentation to the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce to be held at the Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza in Regina. https://www.apegs.ca/Portal/Pages/event-details-7/33477

Tuesday, May 29 – Pam Schwann, President, Saskatchewan Mining Association will make a luncheon presentation to members of the Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce at the Bella Vista in Humboldt. https://www.humboldtchamber.ca/events/details/mining-week-in-saskatchewan-2073

Wednesday, May 30 - Kyle Leadbeater, Superintendent, Dry End Production, K+S Potash Canada will make a breakfast presentation to the Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce at Grant Hall Hotel, Moose Jaw. https://www.mjchamber.com/home

Wednesday, May 30 – Women in Mining/ Women in Nuclear Networking Event with keynote speaker the Honourable Bronwyn Eyre, Minister of Energy & Resources to be held at the Saskatoon Club, Saskatoon. http://wimwinsk.com/event/2018-wimwin-sk-mining-week-networking-event/

Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31 – ‘Core Days’ in partnership with Keewatin Community Development Association, Northlands College and the Ministry of Energy & Resources. Events include: Technical Discussions, Core and Rock Sample Displays, Long Term Service Awards, Mineral Exploration & Mine Service Tradeshow, La Ronge. http://www.kcdc.ca/coredays/

Thursday, May 31 – Larry Long, Vice President Operations, Potash, Nutrien will make a breakfast presentation to the North Saskatoon Business Association to be held at the Saskatoon Club in Saskatoon. http://nsbasask.com/event/nsba-mining-week-breakfast-may31-18/

Thursday, May 31 – IMII’s 5th Annual “Let’s Talk Minerals!” to be held at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre, Saskatoon. http://www.imii.ca/events/events-details/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=208&cHash=8208d01a9013b9e560a50c3419b8d7a6

Friday, June 1 – The Honourable Bronwyn Eyre, Minister of Energy & Resources will make a breakfast presentation to the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce to be held at the Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon. http://members.saskatoonchamber.com/events/details/saskatchewan-mining-week-breakfast-4100

Saturday, June 2 – 50th Annual Emergency Response/Mine Rescue Skills Competition at Mosaic Place and Moose Jaw Exhibition Park, Moose Jaw.

For more information on Saskatchewan Mining Week contact the SMA office (306) 757-9505; admin@saskmining.ca


Amendments to CTA Fails to Address Canadian Mining Industry
April 30, 2018
SMA echoes the profound disappointment and frustration voiced by the Mining Association of Canada with respect to the Government of Canada's legislation amending The Canada Transportation Act (Bill C-49).  Click here for the media release.
Saskatchewan Mining Association supports province's request to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal
April 25, 2018
Saskatchewan Mining Association supports province's request to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal seeking clarification on constitutionality of federal government's carbon tax legislation.  Click here for the media release. 
Train the Trainer Program
April 11, 2018

TEAM Response and St. John Ambulance will be offering the Train the Trainer Program again this year. The objective of the Train the Trainer program is to better prepare those that are tasked with training a team for competition or participating as a team member.

Pre-requisite for Train the Trainer

  • Minimum of a OHS A certification
  • Physically fit


Agenda for Train the Trainer

  • Review of changes for 2018
  • Judges Marking Sheets
  • Patient Assessments
  • Certification/Recertification in oxygen administration/Automated External Defibrillation
  • Spinal Immobilization which will include the Kendrick Extrication Device (KED) and the Scoop stretcher
  • Helmet Removal
  • Triage
  • Evaluating a team


Proposed training date:

April 11th, 2018 at Mosaic Place, 175, 119 River St W, Moose Jaw, SK. The course will run from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Lunch will be provided. Anyone with diet restrictions please notify us in advance. Participants can register by email to teamresponse@outlook.com or Michael.Brenholen@sk.sja.ca The cost of the course is $225.00 per person.


Registrations for the Train the Trainer course will be accepted until April 5th, 2018 to allow for course loading.

10th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum
April 10, 2018

The 10th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum will be held April 10 and 11, 2018 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, SK.

This Forum provides information on how manufacturers, construction, equipment and service providers can access mining supply opportunities.

Forum topics have historically included (yet to be finalized for this year):

  • An overview of projects by Saskatchewan mining companies
  • Information on opportunities to supply equipment and services to the mining industry
  • The process and steps to become a supplier to the mining industry
  • Separate sessions on topics such as maintenance, repair and operations for mine site personnel

For more information and to purchase tickets for the10th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum please use the following link: https://saskmining.wixsite.com/miningsupplyforum

NOTE:  Saskatchewan Mining Association members to contact the SMA office for registration to the event.

52nd Annual General Meeting
March 2, 2018

Saskatchewan Mining Association's 52nd Annual General Meeting was held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon. 

Download the 2017 Annual Report

2018 Mine Safety Summit
March 1, 2018

The 3rd Mine Safety Summit - Technical Aspects of Mine Safety was held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in conjunction with the SMA AGM on Friday, March 2, 2018.

The format of the Summit utilized case studies from SMA member companies and included reviews of incident investigations, equipment/procedure evaluations, and best practice discussions. Member companies presented for approximately 20 minutes/presentation. The case studies were grouped into themes which relate to activities and conditions that have been, or have the potential to have been, associated with serious injury and/or fatality.

Following are the presentations:

Jason Belanger, Nutrien

Mary Lo, Orano Canada

Kirk Lamont, Cameco

Dave Lowe, K+S Potash Canada

Ben Stevenson & Robin Butler, BHP

Brent Bachtold, Mosaic

Ruo Xi Liu, Cameco

Garry Sawkey, K+S Potash Canada

Kathy Sovdi, Westmoreland Coal Company

Marc Carignan, Nutrien

Chad Binsfeld, K+S Potash Canada

Dustin Orosz, Mosaic




6th Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop
February 7, 2018
6th Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop

February 7-8, 2018

Plenary Sessions, Break-out Sessions, Case Studies, Trade Show, Poster Session and More!

Topics include: Species at Risk, Climate Change, Mining Restoration/Reclamation, Wetland Restoration, Soil and Phyto Remediation, Grazing and Prescribed Burning and partnerships!

At the Saskatoon Inn, in Saskatoon, SK

More information: 306-352-0472, pcap@sasktel.net or www.pcap-sk.org  /ckfinder/userfiles/files/NPRRW18 Advertising Poster.pdf

SMA Supports Government of SK Climate Change Strategy
December 4, 2017
The Saskatchewan Mining Association is supportive of the Government of Saskatchewan's Climate Change Strategy.  Click here for the news release.
GMSG Edmonton Forum 2017
October 11, 2017

Global Mining Collaboration Lands in Edmonton this October

An interactive forum dedicated to presentations and discussions around Interoperability, Autonomous Mining, and much more, is taking place October 18-19 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Hear from speakers involved in the latest mining industry guideline work on autonomy, data sharing, and cyber security, as well as case studies on success stories outside the industry. You won’t want to miss the spotlight on GMSG’s Underground Mining projects around Battery Electric Vehicles and Short Interval and Real-Time Control.

GMSG forums offer a chance for participants to discover opportunities for their companies to grow and innovate. See the attached agenda for further details./ckfinder/userfiles/files/GMSG_17_EdmontonForum_Agenda.pdf

2017 SMA GeoVenture
August 21, 2017

Following is a blog on the 2017 GeoVenture August 14 - 19, 2017

Day 1 Monday August 14th, 2017 - Orientation