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
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.

OSSGA and CLRA Joint Rehabilitation Symposium - First Announcement and Call for Abstracts

March 15, 2017 at 10:19 AM

The Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) and the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) are pleased to announce the

ONTARIO LAND RECLAMATION AND REHABILITATION SYMPOSIUM AND FIELD TRIP
June 27-28, 2017, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario

This year we present the opportunity for the mining and aggregate sectors to come together to compare rehabilitation techniques and innovations and help expand our knowledge and networking base.

SYMPOSIUM
Tuesday, June 27

The Symposium will showcase one day of technical presentations and posters, in addition to reclamation and student award presentations. As the birthplace of the CLRA in 1975, with excellent examples of rehabilitation to campus, the University of Guelph is the ideal location for the 2017 Symposium.

FIELD TRIP
Wednesday, June 28

Local field trips will highlight successes in research and rehabilitation in the mining and aggregate sectors.

SPONSORS

In an effort to keep costs low, the organizing committee is also seeking sponsorships. Your logo will be prominently displayed and your company fully acknowledged at the event. Please call our Treasurer Peter White to discuss sponsorship opportunities including sponsorship of events (1-416-236-8208).

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Please contact Bryan Tisch or Ashlee Zelek if you are interested in presenting (including posters) or wish to submit presentation ideas. Abstracts are encouraged on a variety of topics, including but not limited to the reclamation and rehabilitation of mining, aggregate and brownfield sites. Please note that a paper is not required and presentations will be published as the Symposium Proceedings. Please include your name and complete contact information including address, phone and email address.

The deadline for submission is April 10, 2017.  

STUDENT AWARDS

We will be presenting student awards for excellent oral and poster presentations. Please indicate with your Abstract submission if you would like to participate.

TOM PETERS MINE RECLAMATION AWARDS

Nominations for both the industry and student bursary awards are being sought. For details about the awards and to submit your nomination, please visit the Ontario Chapter page of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association website here. This award was named after Tom Peters, a founding member of the CLRA and alumnus of the University of Guelph.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Room blocks have been reserved at the following locations:

Delta Hotels Guelph Conference Centre
50 Stone Rd W
Guelph, Ontario
1-519-780-3700

Days Inn
185 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario
1-519-822-9112

More reservation information will be available soon.

For more information please contact:

Bryan Tish
CanmetMINING
555 Booth Street, Room 259
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G1
Phone: 613-943-8746
Email: Bryan.tisch@canada.ca

Ashlee Zelek
Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
5720 Timberlea Blvd., Suite 103
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 4W2
Phone: 647-727-8778
Cell: 416-315-3916
Email: azelek@ossga.com