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Temporary community being built for Legacy Project

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Compiled by Shari Narine







The George Gordon First Nation is one of the groups operating the Legacy camp, a temporary community being built by Bethune. The K+S Potash camp is large enough to house 1,470 construction workers developing the new Legacy Project mine. So far, 360 workers are staying at the facility with the remainder of the rooms expected to be completed and occupied by the end of the year. Each room has its own private bathroom, TV and internet connection. After the mine is built, the small community will likely be torn down or sold. When the Legacy Project mine begins production in 2016, it will employ about 300 workers with one-third expected to be First Nations and Métis people. “To see a company like K+S step forward and be a part of First Nation involvement in the mining sector… the mining sector has been around for many years and we have not been involved,” said Hugh Pratt, councillor for George Gordon First Nation.