A lot of power is planned to flow from Moose Jaw to the new K+S Potash Canada Ltd.’s new potash mine site near Bethune announced last week.
SaskPower is proposing to build a permanent 230-kilovolt transmission line from Pasqua Switching Station east of Moose Jaw to the mine site 8.5 kilometres northeast of Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. On Thursday, SaskPower had a public open house at the Moose Jaw Sportsman’s Centre to provide information about the project.
“We want to start talking to land owners and other interest groups and whoever else might be in that vicinity and start talking to them about: ‘Is this a spot where this one could work?’” said Bernie Bolen, the manager of stakeholder engagement at SaskPower. “We can tell a lot from the satellite photo and various things, but until you actually talk to people who are living there and working and building stuff and the R.M. is zoning stuff so until you actually start talking to people you don’t know for sure what’s going on.”
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