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".


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.