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
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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!
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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, CLRA & OMA Rehabilitation Symposium June 26-28 - Registration Now Open!

May 16, 2017 at 8:51 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. Taking place June 26-28 in Guelph, Ontario, the two-day event features a workshop symposium and a local rehabilitation tour.

Symposium Details

The symposium workshop will showcase one day of technical presentations, in addition to reclamation and student award presentations. As the birthplace of the CLRA in 1975, the University of Guelph is the perfect location for the 2017 symposium.

The symposium and workshop will be held at the University of Guelph. Dinner will be held at the Delta Guelph followed by a late night reception at the University of Guelph Arboretum.

The aggregate industry is one of the leading land use rehabilitators in the province. Together with community partners we enhance or create new natural areas, agricultural lands, wetlands, recreational spaces and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge on new and upcoming best practices in site reclamation and rehabilitation.


 

Discover

This year we present the opportunity for the mining, aggregate and brownfield sectors to come together to compare rehabilitation
techniques and innovations and help expand our knowledge and networking base. 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 close to campus, the University of Guelph is the ideal location for the 2017 symposium.

Explore

Aggregate companies, mining companies, consultants, students, environmental NGO’s, First Nations, Conservation authorities, government officials and public sector employees are all encouraged to attend and share their knowledge of the rehabilitation industry. Learn from industry experts and find out the latest research practices
from those in the field. Day two will feature a choice of two tours of regional sites, demonstrating research and advancements in mining, aggregate, and brownfield rehabilitation.

Register Today! 

Please Contact Julie Harrington at jharrington@ossga.com for more information.

To register online click here.

 

Mark Your Calendar and Book your Stay!

Two bedroom blocks have been booked at the Delta Guelph and the Holiday Inn Guelph.

Delta Guelph
Only available for two-night stays, June 26 and 27. Click here to book.

Holiday Inn Guelph
Available for both one and two-night stays, June 26 and 27. Click here to book.

More information on the event will be provided mid-May. Be sure to book your hotel room before it is sold out as there are limited rooms available.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For a full list of Tours, Presentations and Pricing, click below.