Blasting update: May 28, 2020
Lafarge will be blasting in the Exshaw quarry on May 28, 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 email@example.com
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.
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...read more
Students in Mount Royal University’s (MRU) Environmental Science Program will soon have an opportunity to further their understanding of the stack sampling process with the help of virtual reality. A new 360° interactive video was shot from the perspective of the Kiln...read more
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Three local students are sharing $13,000 in post-secondary scholarship support from Lafarge in recognition for being excellent students, active volunteers and strong community leaders. Dameon Blaser and Tori Kelly each received $5,000 and Stefan Judek got $1,300 from...read more
MD of Bighorn and Lafarge partner on $10.3 million project to help protect people, property Debris-food mitigation for Exshaw Creek, designed to protect people and property from the effects of a natural disaster, is underway in the MD of Bighorn. Construction of the...read more
Over 58,000 tonnes of riprap is being produced and donated by Lafarge to help reinforce the banks of Exshaw Creek. Lafarge is also providing 3.2 hectares of land, including 1.6 hectares of privatelyowned land and 1.6 hectares of Crown land that is leased by the cement...read more
Canmore Eagles forward Alex Young was presented with the Athletic Academic Award, sponsored by the Lafarge Exshaw Cement Plant. The 17-year-old from Calgary received the honour at the Eagles’ annual Award’s Dinner on Friday, February 23 at the Cornerstone Theatre in...read more
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Lafarge's Lower Carbon Fuels Project was awarded $10 million in funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta’s Industrial Efficiency Challenge. The project was one of eleven worth a combined value of $267 million chosen to receive up to $70.2 million. The Challenge was an...read more
Canmore Daycare Junior Scientists toured the Lafarge Exshaw Cement Plant on August 17, 2018. There was mixed reaction about what stood out the most: some liked getting in the loader bucket, some liked seeing the limestone, others said putting on the safety gear was...read more