In May 2013, Tervita officially opened an office in Saskatoon to support responsible and sustainable resource development in the province of Saskatchewan.
John Gibson, former Tervita president and CEO, was joined by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and chuckwagon champion Kelly Sutherland to officially open the new office.
Premier Wall called the new office another sign of the province’s growing importance in the Canadian resource sector.
"We are very pleased that Tervita is expanding its operations in Saskatchewan," said Wall. "It has always been part of our growth plan to take every opportunity to encourage more jobs and a greater Saskatchewan presence by companies like Tervita."
Tervita’s Saskatoon office will serve as headquarters for its northern Saskatchewan operations. More than 250 jobs over the next five years are expected to be created as a result of increased business generated through the new office.
Gibson said the office will help serve customers better, particularly in northern Saskatchewan’s growing potash mining industry.
“We are proud to become a permanent part of Saskatoon’s business community,” he said. “As resource development continues and the economy grows, there is tremendous opportunity in Saskatchewan. We are pleased to partner with the oil, gas and mining sectors to minimize impacts and maximize returns.”
Tervita offers a variety of environmental solutions to oil, gas and mining companies in Saskatchewan, including the Arcola salt water disposal facility, Unity cavern disposal facility, Kindersley treatment recovery and disposal facility, Gull Lake treatment recovery and disposal facility and engineered landfill, Marshall engineered landfill, Lomond engineered landfill, an office in Weyburn and a bioremediation facility in Regina.
As part of Tervita’s commitment to the community and environmental research, it has a five-year, $250,000 partnership with the University of Saskatchewan and others to establish tools and practices for the reclamation of oil sands mining sites, through the Forest Watershed and Riparian Disturbance III project (FORWARD III).