NSC NEWS & Events

Celebrate World Salt Awareness Week
March 5, 2018

World Salt Awareness Week is being celebrated this year from March 12th - 18th and is the perfect opportunity to recognize all the many benefits of salt. Salt, or sodium chloride, is essential for life. In fact, no mineral is more essential to human survival than sodium because it allows nerves to send and receive electrical impulses, helps your muscles stay strong, and keeps your cells and brain functioning. However, sodium chloride (salt) is a nutrient that the body cannot produce, and therefore it must be consumed.

The Salt Institute has created a micro-website to promote this event at http://worldsaltawarenessweek.org/

 

Calcium Chloride Introduction
January 26, 2018
 Like the salt we provide, Calcium Chloride brine has many uses. The largest requirement is in Road Stabilization and Dust Suppressant applications. The introduction of liquid calcium chloride to gravel bed roadways will bind with the fine dust within the soil structure to maintain moisture and prevent dust from being expelled to the environment when disturbed by road traffi.
 
Calcium Chloride brine is also used as a tire ballasting agent (sometimes referred to as Heavy Water). Being a very dense liquid, resistant to freezing to -45ºC, it provides extra weight to the tire resulting in better grip. All of our employees with farming background in particular would know of this feature.
 
Calcium Chloride brine is increasingly being used as winter de-icing agent either directly applied as an anti icing or
de-icing agent as well as treating Salt and Sand to enhance the features of these products. Working effectively to melt snow and ice to below -45ºC, Calcium Chloride will be an excellent addition to our core product line up for winter
de-icing for our customers.
 
Some of the many other uses for Calcium Chloride in other industries and applications include the food industry as a firming agent and electrolyte in sports drinks. The cement industry uses it as an accelerant, the chemical industry as additives in plastics, fire extinguishers, production of activated charcoal and heating pads due to exothermic properties (generating heat). Agricultural uses include a source of calcium for soil and spraying apple trees to prevent spotting as well as many other uses. In the oil industry, due to it's higher density it is used to increase density of brines and as drilling well kill fluids.
 
NSC Breast Cancer Fundraiser
November 21, 2017

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, over the month of October, NSC Minerals raised money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. We did various fundraisers throughout the month which included our Silent Auction, which would not have been successful without the support of all of the companies that donated to the auction and without all of the participants that took time out of their day to bid on the auction items. NSC Minerals is very proud to announce that we raised a total of $22,213.16 over the month of October!! Thank you again to everyone who helped us surpass our last year’s total of $15,000.

NSC Silent Auction Breast Cancer Fundraiser
October 20, 2017
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the employees of NSC Minerals have selected the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation as the chosen charity for our next company fundraiser. Employees will come together and raise money in various ways throughout the month of October, and NSC Minerals Ltd. will match all funds raised. Last year, we were able to donate over $15,000 to this worthy cause!
 
Please help us surpass last year's total with supporting our Online Silent Auction, which will be held October 23rd – 24th, 2017.  We have some great prizes up for grabs!  To view our auction items, please visit https://www.32auctions.com/NSCMineralsYou will need to set up an account prior to bidding on any items.  Bidding will start at 8 am on Oct 23rd and will end at 3 pm on Oct 24th.   Please share this link with any of your family, friends, and colleagues that you think would be interested in any of these great items!  THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!!

 
SK Blue Cross
Independent Financial Services
Bison Transport
Radisson Hotel
Saskatoon Electrical Services Ltd.
Westcan Bulk Transport
University of Saskatchewan Huskies
Kleysen Group
Stealth
MIdwest Sportswear Workwear & Safety
Ghost Transport
Hunter's Bowling Centres
Studio 2.0 Interior Design
Q-Line
TBM Logistics Ltd.
Saskatoon Blades
Kleysen Group
Altas Partners
Seaboard Transport
NSC Minerals Ltd.
Paul's Hauling
Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon
France Financial a division of Twin Eagle
JHD Trucking
CN


If you have any questions, please contact Brianne at brianneb@nscminerals.com or 306-934-6477.  Thank you for your support!

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