From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

September 18, 2018
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
The Nicholson Mine was the first uranium mine to be developed in Saskatchewan. In 1949, it was the only active uranium mine in Canada outside the Northwest Territories. By 1959, the Nicholson ore body had been essentially depleted, but the Nicholson Mine had played its role in helping Canada become one of the largest uranium producers in the world. Learn more about the challenges of developing and operating this mine.
September 13, 2018
written by Rebecca Gotto
Before the end of this year’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program at SRC, second-year mentee Tomika and her mentor, Mark had a chance to talk about their experience in the program. Read some of our favourite responses from their conversation, which we hope will shed some light on the benefits of mentorship.
August 02, 2018
written by Andrew Downing
Throughout the 1970s, SRC investigated pesticide spray drift, which happens when pesticides drift beyond the targeted crop area (including runoff from plants and soils) by accident. Learn about the field trials and the results of the study.
July 16, 2018
The demand for lithium is projected to increase 73 per cent by 2025. Lithium extraction is often expensive and time consuming, so how can mining companies keep up with this fast-rising demand? Keep reading to learn about new advances in lithium recovery technologies.
July 05, 2018
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
The Gunnar Mine and Mill Site was abandoned with little to no decommissioning after it ceased operation in 1964, leaving behind significant hazards to the environment and public. Learn about the decades after the Gunnar Site closed and what's being done to remediate the land.
June 28, 2018
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
The Gunnar Mine operated from 1955-1963 and officially closed in 1964 with little to no decommissioning. In 1956, it was considered to be the largest uranium producer in the world. Learn about the construction of the site, the operational challenges and the town site that was built - and why it became a ghost town.
June 21, 2018
written by Rebecca Gotto
Learn why three students from SRC’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program chose a STEM education and what their careers aspirations are. Each of them have a unique story, which we hope will inspire other Indigenous youth to consider a career and education in STEM.
June 13, 2018
written by Erica Emery
Like many municipalities, the City of Swift Current is looking at methods to preserve the airspace at their landfill. One option is to reduce the volume of disposed cardboard and waste wood going into the landfill - but how? SRC explored several alternative uses for recycled cardboard. Learn which one is the most promising.
May 30, 2018
written by Andrew Downing
Uranium mining companies face a significant processing challenge unique to their industry: the core samples they drill and extract are radioactive. When radioactive material is cut, the dust becomes an issue. Learn how this problem was solved with a custom saw box.
May 22, 2018
written by Elizaveta Petelina
Remediating a contaminated site may have positive and negative impacts on biodiversity. Learn how a sustainable approach to remediation involves planning and implementing environmental protection throughout the entire remediation process.
May 09, 2018
written by Andrew Downing
Unforeseeable events, activities and disasters can be challenging for even the most prepared companies, communities and individuals. Organizations, large and small, must ensure that emergency plans, procedures and notifications are communicated effectively and are well known to everyone. Learn how SRC develops and runs its emergency management programs.