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


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.


New manager announced for Lafarge Exshaw Cement Plant

Kate Strachan has been named the new Plant Manager of Lafarge Exshaw, assuming the position in the beginning of June. In her new role, Strachan will oversee the production process, ensure stringent health and safety standards and monitor environmental performance of...

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Canmore eagles contribute to the community

Lafarge would like to celebrate and recognize another year of Canmore Eagle player and team commitment to the community. We developed the Lafarge Learn to Read Program as part of our Canmore Eagles’ sponsorship package. The program was identified as a way for players...

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Lafarge hosts major lower carbon fuels research project with academic and NGO partners

Lafarge Canada Inc. and its partners — University of Calgary, Queen’s University, and Pembina Institute — are conducting a million-dollar study on the environmental benefits of introducing lower carbon fuels at its Exshaw Cement Plant. Building from previous research, this multi-partner, multi-site lower carbon fuels project is the most significant of its kind in Canada.

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