Axle Weight Pilot Project Finished August 26, 2019
The objective of the pilot project was to develop a database that will help standardize the way allowable gross weights and axle weights are collected, stored and used for compliance.
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!

Congratulations to Moreen Miller on new industry role

April 24, 2014

Congratulations to Moreen Miller on new industry role
The members, Board of Directors and staff of OSSGA extend sincere congratulations to Moreen Miller on her recent appointment as President of Fowler Construction in Muskoka. Moreen will wrap up her duties as OSSGA’s President and CEO on May 16th and start with Fowler at the end of the month.
 
“Moreen leaves a legacy of significant accomplishment in her time leading OSSGA,” said Malcolm Croskery, Chair of the OSSGA Board of Directors. “Her work on the review of the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA), Provincial Policy Statement and with TAPMO Mayors on the aggregate levy working group are just three of the most notable.”
 
“On behalf of everyone in the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, congratulations Moreen. We’re pleased that you will continue to be part of the industry and know this is a good move for you and your family at this time,” added Croskery.
 
During her five years as President and CEO of OSSGA, Miller has worked hard to tackle the issues that confront the aggregates industry and has been proactive in engaging stakeholders.
 
Under Miller’s leadership, OSSGA set a tone of working in partnership with government – working hard to offer solutions. This is demonstrated by her frequent meetings with Ministers, MPPs and senior staff in the Ministry. In addition to the ARA, Miller was an early and vocal supporter of Bill 56, the Aggregate Recycling Promotion Act. Miller spoke to the legislative committee hearings on the Bill in late March.