TEMPLATE Letter for Members to Use to Submit Responses to ERO Posting on Growth Plan February 13, 2019
The government has submitted a proposal to make Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. OSSGA has made the point to the government that the current policy framework is not working. Approvals for new mineral aggregate operations in Southern Ontario are taking up to 10 years to complete the process. There are too many overlapping policies and inconsistent approaches between the Provincial Plans, Regional Official Plans, Local Official Plans and Conservation Authority policies regarding the management of this essential non-renewable resource.
Specification Alert February 6, 2019
Please be advised that there have been changes made to Aggregate Specifications for OPSS 1002, April 2018. This revised specification has been included in several MTO tender documents recently, most notably MTO Contract #2018-2024, Hwy 400 & Hwy 89 Interchange, Closing Feb. 14, 2019 and has raised concerns with many suppliers.
Avenues Winter 2019 Issue Now Available! February 5, 2019
The newest Winter 2019 issue of Avenues Magazine is now available online!
2019 Active & Associate Member Applications Are Now Available! February 1, 2019
2019 Active & Associate Member Applications to the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association are now available. Visit ossga.com/why_join_ossga to apply!
Securing Access to Stone, Sand & Gravel: OSSGA's Recommendations for Securing Close-to-Market Aggregate January 30, 2019
Ensuring Economic Growth and Future Greenspace in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
OSSGA Submits Untangling Red Tape: Addressing Duplication in the Aggregate Industry OSSGA January 21, 2019
Revised Sample Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Now Available for OSSGA Members January 18, 2019
Under the Federal Government's amended WHMIS legislation, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) have been renamed Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
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.
ONTARIO MINE RECLAMATION SYMPOSIUM AND FIELD TRIP
May 27, 2014
The Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) and the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) are pleased to announce the Seventh Annual
ONTARIO MINE RECLAMATION SYMPOSIUM
AND FIELD TRIP
June 17 - 18, 2014
The Venue (286 George St. N), Peterborough, Ontario
Registration Now Open – visit the link below
SYMPOSIUM (Tuesday June 17th):
- 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 www.kegi.ca) 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.
ACCOMMODATIONS1. Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront (150 George Street N, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 3G5) www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/peterborough/ypqca/hoteldetail
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.