REGINA – Brazilian mining giant Vale SA says it is postponing a $3 billion potash project in Saskatchewan.
The huge mine was to be developed near Kronau (crow-now), a small community southeast of Regina.
It would have employed more than 1,500 workers during construction and up to 500 jobs once it was opened.
Corey McPhee, a Vale vice-president, says the postponement was necessary because of challenging economic conditions.
The mine was expected to produce up to 2.9 million metric tonnes of potash, a key ingredient in fertilizer, per year.
The Saskatchewan government is calling the announcement unfortunate.