OSSGA News

Agricultural System and Natural Heritage System Consultation July 18, 2017
The OMAFRA and the MNRF have posted the proposed Agricultural System in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the proposed criteria, methods and mapping for the Natural Heritage System in the Growth Plan area for public comment on the Environmental Registry.
RFP Opportunity for Hydro-One July 18, 2017
Hydro One Networks Inc. and its affiliates ("Hydro One") are preparing to release a Request for Proposal ("RFP") on or around August 1, 2017 for two categories of Construction Materials.
Changes to Aggregate Fees & Royalties July 18, 2017
Please be advised that Cabinet has now approved amendments to Ontario Regulation 244/97 under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) to make changes to aggregate fees and royalties.
Fall 2017 Aggregate Resources Course at University of Waterloo July 17, 2017
The course covers a variety of topics related to aggregate resources and planning including geology, economics, licencing, site plans, rehabilitation, and more.
Minister Meets with OSSGA July 7, 2017
Just after she gave the welcoming speech to attendees at the Rehab Symposium, MNRF Minister Kathryn McGarry took time to meet with Board members at the University of Guelph last week
A Primer on Hearing Protection July 5, 2017
One form of controlling noise hazards is through the proper use of hearing protection devices (HPDs). Hearing protectors should be provided when engineering controls cannot be implemented or while such controls are being initiated.
Community Relations Award – Lafarge Canada Inc. July 5, 2017
Caledon Pit takes community relations to heart both on- and off-site. On the site, noise, dust and safety mitigation equipment and practices help minimize the effects of its operations on neighbours. Off-site, staff are familiar faces at community events.
MNRF Will Not Increase Aggregate Fees and Royalties on July 1, 2017 June 16, 2017
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has issued a notice to all licence holders under the ARA with respect to aggregate fee and royalty increases that were proposed to begin July 1, 2017.
Bank Swallow Research at Pits and Quarries in Eastern Ontario June 15, 2017
Nature Canada is seeking industry participation in their bank swallow monitoring project.
Growth Plan Review June 14, 2017
On May 18, 2017, the Province of Ontario released the new Growth Plan, Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan. However, there are also some major changes that are of concern to OSSGA.