Blasting update: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Lafarge will be blasting in the Exshaw quarry on Thursday, June 30, 2022. 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 blasting 

With work underway on the Back Mountain Project, community members can expect an increase in blasting during the day. These smaller blasts could occur multiple times throughout the day. To minimize disruption and to differentiate from regular production blasts, the project will utilize three blows from an air horn as a signal instead of a siren. The air horn will be quieter. The siren will still be used for regular production-related blasts.

Operating permit renewal

Every 10 years, Lafarge must renew its operating permit with the Government of Alberta. This is a standard process for all mining operations. Lafarge will host a webinar to update the community on the renewal process once the application is complete. Once a date is set, we will publicize the meeting date and time on this page. If you would like an email with webinar updates please sign up here:


Hosting government officials

Lafarge hosted representatives from the Government of Alberta this summer, including Minister of Transportation, Ric McIver and Minister of Infrastructure, Prasad Panda; and Banff-Kananaskis MLA Miranda Rosin. They were briefed on the challenges and opportunities...

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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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