Growth Plan Consultation Period June 16, 2020
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has released ERO # 019-1680 that opens a consultation period for changes to the Growth Plan. Most of these changes relate to the building and development industry, but there was also an amendment with respect to aggregate. The posting provides a 45-day comment period.
Submit your Health & Safety Award Nominations! November 11, 2019
The OSSGA Health & Safety Committee invites all active OSSGA members to recognize individuals and operations within their organizations that have excelled at making safety a part of their daily responsibilities. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 13th. The awards and certificates will be presented at the 2020 Operations, Health & Safety Seminar on January 22 & 23rd.

Studies Show Pits & Quarries Pose No Threat to Drinking Water

November 16, 2012

The data, collected from all municipal water supplies near the case study sites, indicate that nearby aggregate operations have no adverse impact on water quality or quantity. This data backs up the results obtained from another study on water filtration which also found that pits and quarries are unlikely to pose any significant threats to groundwater. It additionally determined that after extraction, wetlands and lakes on rehabilitated sites will also have no adverse effects groundwater quality.

Ontario operators of pits and quarries take environmental issues very seriously and do everything possible to protect the quality and quantity of our water.

To download the executive summaries, please click on the links below: For more information, please contact Cynthia Robinson.