Muskowekwan, Encanto TLE Designation Vote Set

Friday, August 05, 2011 at 16:38



The Muskowekwan First Nation and the Encanto Potash Corporation have announced a date for their Treaty Land Entitlement designation vote.


Voting will take place on the Muskowekwan First Nation on October 1st and through mailed balloting.


In a press release, Encanto president James Walchuk says they have been receiving “a very positive response” from members during preliminary meetings both on- and off-reserve.


Muskowekwan Chief Reg Bellerose says a favourable vote will mean long term royalties and employment and training opportunities in the community.


Encanto also announced it will be setting up a rig to begin drilling for potash in two wells on a site located on the more than 15,000 acres of TLE lands prior to the designation vote.


Muskowekwan Resources Limited signed a joint venture agreement with Encanto for the development and operation of a potash mine last November.