A team from Appia Energy Corp. is working to uncover rare earth elements from the northern Saskatchewan area of Alces Lake. The company says it has discovered pegmatites, rock formations that contain high-grade rare earth elements. It’s a promising find, given that such elements are used in electronics including renewable energy structures and electric cars. The Saskatchewan government has announced it will spend $31 million to build a new rare earth processing facility in Saskatoon. The facility will process elements for sale on the international market.