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.


May 27, 2014


The Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) and the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) are pleased to announce the Seventh Annual


June 17 - 18, 2014
The Venue (286 George St. N), Peterborough, Ontario

Registration Now Open – visit the link below

SYMPOSIUM (Tuesday June 17th):
Program includes:
  • Geology and History of Mining in Southeastern Ontario (Pam Sangster, MNDM)
  • Innovative Approaches to Closure and Reclamation (Dr. Susan Ames, ERM Rescan)
  • Reclamation of Kidd Jarosite Pond Area and Three Nations Creek in Timmins, Ontario (David Yaschyshyn, Glencore Canada Corporation; John Stroiazano, Andy Small and Jim Warren, AMEC Earth and Infrastructure)
  • Rehabilitation Practices and Procedures for Managing CBM St Marys Aggregate Properties (Melanie Horton, CBM)
  • Alternative Residual Options for Reclamation Projects (Michael Payne, Black Lake Environmental)
  • Uranium concentrations in the sediments of lakes impacted by mining activities in Ontario, Canada (Hayla Evans, Trent University, Water Quality Centre)
  • Recovery of a Migratory Salmon Fishery at an EPA Superfund Site (Brian Fraser, EcoMetrix)
  • Constraining Bacterial Roles in Mine Waste Stability (Lesley Warren, McMaster University)
  • New passive treatment technologies for acid and contaminated mining drainage: a technical and financial analysis (Steve Lalancette, Regeneration)
  • Reclamation, Certification and Social License (Nic Shulz, Cornerstone Standards Council)
  • Case Studies and Decision Making Process for the Relinquishment of Closed Mine Sites. A report for the National Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Initiative (NOAMI) (Bill Mackasey, W.R. Cowan and John G. A. Robertson)
  • ​Developing Manufactured Soils for Successional Revegetation of Mined Lands of the Canadian Shield (Autumn Watkinson, Laurentian University)
  • The Use of Mine Sites in Northern Ontario for Nature and Resource Based Tourism and Recreation (Kendra O’Neill, University of Waterloo)
  • Plants growing in closed mines of Northwestern Ontario are useful for phytostabilization potential of arsenic, antimony and molybdenum in mine reclamation (Christina Mol, Lakehead University)
BANQUET (Tuesday June 17th)
A banquet will be held at The Venue (286 George St. North, Peterborough from approximately 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm. The Tom Peters Memorial Mine Reclamation Award for both industry and the student bursary will be awarded at the banquet.
FIELD TRIP (Wednesday June 18th)
Southeastern Ontario has a mining history spanning at least three centuries with the production of iron, gold, uranium, talc, feldspar, mica, etc. The June 18 field trip will visit a number of sites in the Peterborough – Bancroft – Madoc area to observe the various types of reclamation methods utilized.
1.  Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront (150 George Street N, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 3G5)

Rooms ranging from $129/night (two dbls with city view) to $154/night (Business Class). Holiday Inn has an indoor and outdoor pool, a fitness centre, business centre and is located on the beautiful Otonabee River. Reserve under “CLRA/OMA” before May 30, 2014 by calling 1-866-258-5181.

2.  Super 8 (1257 Lansdowne St. W, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 7M2)
Rooms available at $95.00/night (non-smoking). Super 8 has an indoor pool, hot tub, gym and business centre. Reserve under “CLRA” before June 1, 2014 by calling 705-876-8898 or -1-866-460-7456.


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 at the event.
Booth Space is also available at $250.00/booth.