POPLAR RIVER MINE, SASKATCHEWAN

The current annual 3.3 million-ton production from the 7,488-hectare Poplar River Mine, located near Coronach, South Central Saskatchewan, supplies the two generating units at Saskatchewan Power Corporation’s Poplar River Generating Station which utilizes cleaner, state-of-the-art electrically-powered equipment.

Poplar River Mine has reclaimed and re- vegetated more than 4275 hectares of land – around  100 hectares every year – by employing advanced techniques including detailed reclamation designs and tracking, 3D photogrammetric imaging and CAES technology, in order to return the land to productive use for forage production, cereal crops and native prairies.

Over the years, the mine has won numerous safety awards, including the 2019,2020 and 2021 John T. Ryan Awards from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum for notable achievements in safe production. The 2019 award cited the mine’s more than 275,000 hours without a reportable injury. (close to 30 years)

Safety Awards

2018 John T Ryan National safety award for coal mines – 830,000 safe hours worked without a lost-time injury as of December 2020
2019 John T Ryan National safety award for coal mines
2020 SMA (Saskatchewan Mining Association) Safety Award
2019 SMA (Saskatchewan Mining Association) Safety Award
2018 SMA (Saskatchewan Mining Association) Safety Award
2015 Mine Rescue Provincial Championship – (Surface Fire Fighting- 1st place, Surface Field Problem- 2nd place, Surface Proficiency- 2nd place)

Office hours
M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (MDT)

Phone number
306-994-6801

Fax number
306-994-6802

Physical address
Access from Highway 607 Coronach, SK

Mailing address
Box 599 Coronach,
SK, S0H 0Z0

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