Province announces agreement to source road salt from local mine

The provincial government has announced a two-year agreement to buy its supply of road salt from the Nutrien mine in Sussex.

In a release, government says the decision will increase the number of workers to maintain the facility and undertake decommission tasks from 34 to 50.

The province says it buys, on average, 180,000 tonnes of road salt per year which has been outsourced from Nova Scotia and Quebec for the last two years.

Government says the agreement is not expected to result in a change to the price of salt.

Decommissioning of Nutrien’s potash operations will continue as planned.