Blasting update: July 30, 2020

Lafarge will be blasting in the Exshaw quarry on July 30, 2020. The blast will take place at approximately 2:30 p.m.  If you would like to receive email updates on blasting operations, please contact


Back Mountain Project: Tree clearing begins February 24, 2020

Lafarge will be cutting down trees from February 24 to 28 for the Back Mountain Project. The work will be done by chainsaws because the location is too steep for logging equipment. The area to be cleared is approximately 1.5 hectares. Lafarge is conducting this work in advance of nesting season for migratory birds, which starts April 1.

In April, Lafarge will begin the development of the new quarry access road. This work will require an excavator to remove fallen trees and stumps from the slope. We are currently exploring options to provide the fallen trees as firewood to residents for personal use and will update the community on those logistics when they are known.

To learn more about the Back Mountain Project, read a Q&A with Quarry Manager Dylan Treadwell.


Lafarge hosts Back Mountain Information Session

The Lafarge Exshaw Cement Plant is moving forward with the long-discussed design for extending the life of the quarry. While plans have been in the works for years, we want to make sure community members know what to expect from the project. We hosted an information...

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