Golder Associates Wins OSSGA's My Job Rocks! Video Contest We're thrilled to congratulate Golder Associates Ltd. as the winner of the 2014 'My Job R-o-c-k-s!' OSSGA video contest. Golder's team put together a great video that gave some insight into why their employees love their jobs. We thank all of the entrants for their submissions and their hard work, and look forward to even more great entries in the 2015 video contest. Take a look at the winning video here and visit Golder Associates Ltd.'s website here
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2014/15 OSSGA Training Brochure now available! The new 2014/2015 OSSGA Training brochure is now available. There are training programs, tours, seminars and events for everyone in the aggregates industry. Check it out today!
Engineering Success Through Investment in Education A half-century of civil engineering experience has taught Steed and Evans Limited that the wisest investment is a knowledgeable and skilled workforce: One that understands technology and real-world problem-solving application. That’s why the company has chosen to invest in the new Construction Materials Testing Laboratory (CMT) in Conestoga’s School of Engineering and Information Technology. For more information, please contact Steed and Evans by clicking here.
Blast From the Past! Photo of Gibson Quarry, Niagara Region, circa 1891. The blocks from this quarry were used to build the original train tunnel under the St . Clair River in Sarnia! Please follow the link below to learn more interesting facts about aggregates. Photo courtesy of GENIVAR Consultants LP.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 OSSGA Operations Tour
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Monday, November 16, 2015 at 9:00 AM OSSGA Generic First Line Supervisor Training
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM OSSGA Common Core Surface Miner Training
Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre comes complete with 3,000 tonnes of sand July 10, 2015 at 10:38 AM
Hunstville's Hutcheson Sand & Mixes creates the special sand for purpose-built Pan Am Games venue. The centre itself will have five sand courts in total at the venue; one main competition court, two warm up courts and two training courts. It took approximately 3,000 metric tonnes of specially made sand from Hutcheson Sand & Mixes to fill all five courts.
Baby peregrines steal new Vinemount sanctuary's show June 18, 2015 at 9:50 AM
They came to celebrate the opening of the Vinemount Meadows Sanctuary, but the real treat came when area bird watchers took a bus tour of the neighbouring quarry and spotted three baby peregrine falcons nesting there. Hamilton Naturalists' Club director Bruce McKenzie said the young birds were perched on the Vinemount Quarry's west wall in "basically the same place" where three baby falcons nested last year.
Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act – Coming into Force June 1, 2015 June 1, 2015 at 3:55 PM
The Government of Canada announced today, that the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act, that it passed last year, comes into force as of June 1, 2015. This Act delivers on Canada's commitment at the G8 summit of 2013 to develop reporting standards in the extractive sector, and is similar to the reporting requirements in the United States and the European Union.