In 2014 Claim Post Resources Inc., a publicly held Canadian company, began the process of developing a silica sand operation on Provincial Crown Land in the area between the communities of Hollow Water, Manigotagan, and Seymourville in the province of Manitoba.
In 2015, efforts paused as the board restructured the company, brought in expert management personnel and work began again mid-2018. Conversations restarted with the surrounding communities and the collaboration created a new updated, detailed plan for the project.
On November 15, 2018, Claim Post Resources Inc. officially changed its name to Canadian Premium Sand Inc. and renamed the project, Wanipigow Sand.
The Environment Act Licence application for Project approval was submitted to Manitoba Sustainable Development on December 18, 2018 which triggered the start of the formal government consultation process for the Project. Hiring and workforce development will begin in early 2019. Community leaders from Hollow Water, Seymourville, and Manigotagan have been in discussions with the company since July 2018. The shared vision and combined desires of the communities is to employ a local workforce and extract silica sand before the end of 2019.