Growth Plan Consultation Period June 16, 2020
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has released ERO # 019-1680 that opens a consultation period for changes to the Growth Plan. Most of these changes relate to the building and development industry, but there was also an amendment with respect to aggregate. The posting provides a 45-day comment period.
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.