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.
TARBA Launches Campaign to Improve Recycling Practices in Municipalities Across Ontario October 25, 2018
A new study released today identifies the municipalities in Ontario that are doing a poor job of recycling concrete and asphalt. The research report, which collected information on the recycling practices of larger communities across Ontario, identifies the municipal "Laggards" – as well as the "Leaders" – in reusing aggregate recovered from construction sites. The report has been released to media in the hope of generating improvement in the recycling policies and practices of the municipalities that are currently 'Lagging' in the effort.
Calling All Speakers! July 19, 2018
Agricultural Impact Assessment July 13, 2018
OSSGA's Land Use Committee reviewed the EBR posting and the guidance documents and identified a number of areas of concern which include the 1km area of study, potential inconsistencies with the PPS and harmonization with other regulatory instraments. A meeting has been held with OMAFRA to discuss OSSGA's concerns and we continue to work with them to resolve these issues. Please view OSSGA's submission here.
Axle-Weight Pilot: Weigh-ins are Underway June 28, 2018
The Axle-Weight Pilot has been extended for another year. Last year, 400 data points were collected. The goal of the pilot is to collect 1,000 data points. MTO has agreed to staff weigh-scales to help collect data over the coming weeks. The scale lights will NOT be on – trucks will simply enter the scale, weigh-in, and be off on their way.
OSSGA Submits Comments on “Guidance to Support Implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017” June 28, 2018
OSSGA, in consultation with its members, submitted comments on the proposed "Guidance to Support Implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017".

OSSGA, CLRA & OMA Rehabilitation Symposium June 26-28 - Registration Now Open!

May 16, 2017 at 8:51 AM

The Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) and the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) are pleased to announce the Ontario Land Reclamation and Rehabilitation Symposium. Taking place June 26-28 in Guelph, Ontario, the two-day event features a workshop symposium and a local rehabilitation tour.

Symposium Details

The symposium workshop will showcase one day of technical presentations, in addition to reclamation and student award presentations. As the birthplace of the CLRA in 1975, the University of Guelph is the perfect location for the 2017 symposium.

The symposium and workshop will be held at the University of Guelph. Dinner will be held at the Delta Guelph followed by a late night reception at the University of Guelph Arboretum.

The aggregate industry is one of the leading land use rehabilitators in the province. Together with community partners we enhance or create new natural areas, agricultural lands, wetlands, recreational spaces and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge on new and upcoming best practices in site reclamation and rehabilitation.


 

Discover

This year we present the opportunity for the mining, aggregate and brownfield sectors to come together to compare rehabilitation
techniques and innovations and help expand our knowledge and networking base. The symposium will showcase one day of technical presentations and posters, in addition to reclamation and student award presentations. As the birthplace of the CLRA in 1975, with excellent examples of rehabilitation close to campus, the University of Guelph is the ideal location for the 2017 symposium.

Explore

Aggregate companies, mining companies, consultants, students, environmental NGO’s, First Nations, Conservation authorities, government officials and public sector employees are all encouraged to attend and share their knowledge of the rehabilitation industry. Learn from industry experts and find out the latest research practices
from those in the field. Day two will feature a choice of two tours of regional sites, demonstrating research and advancements in mining, aggregate, and brownfield rehabilitation.

Register Today! 

Please Contact Julie Harrington at jharrington@ossga.com for more information.

To register online click here.

 

Mark Your Calendar and Book your Stay!

Two bedroom blocks have been booked at the Delta Guelph and the Holiday Inn Guelph.

Delta Guelph
Only available for two-night stays, June 26 and 27. Click here to book.

Holiday Inn Guelph
Available for both one and two-night stays, June 26 and 27. Click here to book.

More information on the event will be provided mid-May. Be sure to book your hotel room before it is sold out as there are limited rooms available.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For a full list of Tours, Presentations and Pricing, click below.