OSSGA in the News February 28, 2023
OSSGA is committed to being the voice of aggregate and educating the public by celebrating the successes of our members with stories about awards and community involvement and also correcting misinformation that appears in the media. Read recent articles and responses here!
2021 Safety Innovation Award April 4, 2022
In 2020, OSSGA introduced the Safety Innovation Award, which recognizes innovative practices, programs and projects in Ontario’s aggregate industry. The award honours innovations that improve the health and safety of employees, subcontractors and the public in the areas of OHS management systems, health and safety training, wellness programs and culture.
TOARC Releases Completed 2020 Production Statistics March 15, 2022
TOARC has completed their Production Statistics Report for 2020.
New Winter 2022 Issue of Avenues Magazine Now Available! February 17, 2022
The Winter 2022 issue of Avenues highlights some of the main challenges facing our industry today.

Next →

OSSGA in the News

February 28, 2023 at 8:09 AM

OSSGA is committed to being the voice of aggregate and educating the public by celebrating the successes of our members with stories about awards and community involvement and also correcting misinformation that appears in the media. Read recent articles and responses here!

OSSGA Media Coverage 2023

Crushing myths about water used in gravel pits and quarries - The Record

Quarries must be close to Toronto’s development - Toronto Star

Could turning waste into aggregate save farmland from becoming gravel pits? - CBC News 

OSSGA Award Coverage 2023

Niagara company wins 14 community relations awards - Niagara Falls Review 

Nelson Aggregate Co. Recieves OSSGA’S Progressive Rehabilitation Award - Burlington Local News 

Nelson's Burlington Quarry recognized for rehabilitation efforts - BurlingtonToday 

OSSGA’s Progressive Rehabilitation Award winner announced - Rock To Road 

OSSGA Progressive Rehabilitation Award presented to Cambridge Aggregates - Daily Commercial News 

Award-winning crusher control camera system borne from workers on the ground - Daily Commerical News

Fowler Construction Receives Environmental Achievement Award From OSSGA - Muskoka411

Carden Quarry Wins Community Relations Award - Kawartha411


OSSGA Award Coverage 2022

Point Anne Quarry receives award - The Recorder

Lafarge Canada's Point Anne Quarry wins OSSGA Award - Cemnet

Award for local quarry - Quinte News

Award for local quarry - Green Quinte

2021 Safety Innovation Award Winner - Pit & Quarry Magazine

2021 Safety Innovation Award Winner - Daily Commercial News


OSSGA Media Coverage 2022

Blind River hears arguments for Moratorium - Elliot Lake Today

Aggregate sites are being surrendered faster than they are being replaced - Simcoe.com OSSGA Letter to the Editor

Gravel Mining is not a benign activity - Simcoe.com

Mike Farwell Show – Segment on Aggregate – 1:29:00 - 570 AM Kitchener

Know the Facts About Stone Sand & Gravel - Simcoe.com - Letter to the Editor

Township-residents-call-for-moratorium-on-gravel-mining-in-ontario - Simcoe.com

A Stony Silence? Sarah Harmer, Graham Flint and Greg Sweetman debate the call for a moratorium on gravel mining - The 905er Podcast      

Burlington anti-quarry campaign joins Ontario-wide push to halt gravel mining - CBC Hamilton

It’s not a good industry to have - The Toronto Star

OSSGA Letter to the Editor - Cambridge Today

This is Greed:  North Dumfries Mayor Slams Aggregate - Cambridge Today

It’s Like Dave and Goliath - The Toronto Star

OSSGA Reminds Developers that Aggregate Builds Ontario - Canada Construct Connect

Reassessing Resources - NRU (Planning Publication)

Should Ontario Continue to Support Gravel Pits - CBC Morning North

Coalition Calling for Moratorium on Gravel - CBC.ca


OSSGA Award & Media Coverage 2021

Wellington Pit Receives OSSGA's Progressive Rehabilitation Award Puslinch Today

Roszell Pit Receives OSSGA's Rehabilitation Award Puslinch Today

OSSGA Honours Safe-T-Key Creators Daily Commercial News

OSSGA Associate Member of the Year Award Pit & Quarry Magazine

OSSGA Presents Health & Safety Innovation Award Rock Products

Walker Aggregates Quarry Earns OSSGA Awards Pit & Quarry Magazine

Keppel Quarry Receives Award for Community Relations The Sun Times

Brighton Aggregates Pit Gets Recognition for Rehabilitation Project Quinte News

Severn Quarry Honoured with Community Relations Award Orillia Matters

Lafarge Canada Receives OSSGA Recognition Rock Products

OSSGA Presents Award of Excellence to Walker Aggregates Rock Products

2020 Health & Safety Innovation Award Announced at OSSGA Virtual Seminar Rock to Road



September 2021

Burlington Gazette
Quarries are about to get a different tax category...

OSSGA Response
The other side of the quarry tax story

May 2021

The Record:
All of the Opposition to Gravel Has to Count for Something

OSSGA Response:
If We Stop Aggregate Today, We Stop Building Tomorrow

February 2021

Cambridge Times:   
North Dumfries Pushes for Higher Taxes on Local Aggregate Mining

OSSGA Response: 
Comments in Article are misleading

November 2020

Puslinch Today:
Mill Creek Stewards Ask You To Think About Aggregate Extraction In Puslinch

OSSGA Response:
OSSGA Responds To Mill Creek Stewards Letter

Are Gravel Pits Paying Their Fair Share?

October 2020

Resident Group Takes Aim at Maryhill Pit

OSSGA Response:
Aggregate Industry Seeks Fair and Balanced Coverage

September 2020

Show me the money: Uxbridge calls for fair taxation on gravel

OSSGA Response:
Ontario already has fair taxation system for aggregate lands

May 2020

OSSGA Letter to the Editor  The Record:
Aggregate activities don't pose significant risk to groundwater

February 2020

North Grenville Times:
Aggregate Wars Return

OSSGA Response:
Aggregate Wars Return

January 2020

Inside Halton:
Five-things to know about the Proposed Milton Quarry Public Meeting

OSSGA Response:
Quarry meeting article doesn't tell whole story

Orangeville Banner:
Citizens group that led fight against Melancthon megaquarry reacts to Ontario aggregate industry statements

OSSGA Response:
We all use aggregate - Every Day!