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Ontario Salt Shortage

Salt shortages are anticipated for the 2018/2019 winter season.

What’s causing the salt shortage?

1.) The 2017/2018 winter season was long with many ice events which depleted local salt inventory levels including a large ice storm in mid/late April. This resulted in the local mines starting out with less salt in their inventory levels than would normally be anticipated at the end of a winter season.

2.) Employees of Compass Minerals that operates the largest salt mine in Goderich were on strike for 11 weeks from the end of April to the end of July resulting in decreased production at the mine.

3.) Municipalities are purchasing more salt than in prior years. Salt mines must fulfill the purchase orders for government contracts before they will sell to the depots and independent contractors.

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