TEMPLATE Letter for Members to Use to Submit Responses to ERO Posting on Growth Plan February 13, 2019
The government has submitted a proposal to make Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. OSSGA has made the point to the government that the current policy framework is not working. Approvals for new mineral aggregate operations in Southern Ontario are taking up to 10 years to complete the process. There are too many overlapping policies and inconsistent approaches between the Provincial Plans, Regional Official Plans, Local Official Plans and Conservation Authority policies regarding the management of this essential non-renewable resource.
Specification Alert February 6, 2019
Please be advised that there have been changes made to Aggregate Specifications for OPSS 1002, April 2018. This revised specification has been included in several MTO tender documents recently, most notably MTO Contract #2018-2024, Hwy 400 & Hwy 89 Interchange, Closing Feb. 14, 2019 and has raised concerns with many suppliers.
Avenues Winter 2019 Issue Now Available! February 5, 2019
The newest Winter 2019 issue of Avenues Magazine is now available online!
2019 Active & Associate Member Applications Are Now Available! February 1, 2019
2019 Active & Associate Member Applications to the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association are now available. Visit ossga.com/why_join_ossga to apply!
Securing Access to Stone, Sand & Gravel: OSSGA's Recommendations for Securing Close-to-Market Aggregate January 30, 2019
Ensuring Economic Growth and Future Greenspace in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
OSSGA Submits Untangling Red Tape: Addressing Duplication in the Aggregate Industry OSSGA January 21, 2019
Revised Sample Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Now Available for OSSGA Members January 18, 2019
Under the Federal Government's amended WHMIS legislation, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) have been renamed Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
Seeking Volunteers for OSSGA’s 2019 Student Design Competition November 6, 2018
OSSGA is looking for a pit or quarry to serve as the host site for the 2019 Student Design Competition. Members must have a geo-referenced computer drawing of the final rehabilitation plan, PDF copies of your site plans, and be required to provide multiple tours for participating students. The program challenges Ontario university and college students to put their design skills to work by creating a rehabilitation design that maximizes the opportunities that the site will offer.
OSSGA Comments on Media Coverage of TARBA's Report on Recycling November 2, 2018
TVO published an analysis of TARBA's recent report on the use of recycled aggregate in Ontario's municipalities. OSSGA's Norm Cheesman comments.
7th Annual Ontario Mine Reclamation Symposium and Field Trip
April 21, 2014
First Announcement and Call for Abstracts
7th ANNUAL ONTARIO MINE RECLAMATION SYMPOSIUM AND FIELD TRIP
June 17 - 18, 2014
The Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) and the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) are pleased to announce the Seventh Annual
Ontario Mine Reclamation Symposium and Field Trip.
- One day symposium highlighting the history and current status of mining in southern Ontario, current research and rehabilitation practices, and reclamation project updates
- Symposium reception and banquet
- One day field tour of mine and aggregate sites in the Peterborough/Bancroft area
- Presentation of the Tom Peters Memorial Mine Reclamation Awards (note: further information is available from and nominations may be submitted to Bryan Tisch until May 16th, 2014)
The organizing committee is seeking mine reclamation abstracts for presentations at the symposium on June 17, 2014. If you are interested, please forward abstracts by April 30, 2014 in Word or PDF format via email to Bryan Tisch (email address below). Note that a technical paper is NOT required. The presentations will be published on CD as the symposium proceedings.
In an effort to keep costs low, the organizing committee is also seeking sponsorships, typically at a value of $250. Your logo will be prominently displayed and your company fully acknowledged.
Further details will be distributed soon, including venue, hotel information and symposium program.
Bryan Tisch Adrianna Stech/ Lesley Hymers
Natural Resources Canada Ontario Mining Association
613-943-8746 416-364-9301 ext. 227