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!

Bank Swallow Research at Pits and Quarries in Eastern Ontario

June 15, 2017 at 2:33 PM

Nature Canada is seeking industry participation in their bank swallow monitoring project. The project would require a few short site visits throughout the summer to document bank swallow breeding and foraging behavior. The goal of the project is to work with the industry to produce a practical guide on best management practices for swallow stewardship and discuss the potential for market-based incentives that could be used to recognize companies that are positively contributing to swallow stewardship and recovery efforts. 

The project is focused on sites in Eastern Ontario, particularly the greater Ottawa region. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Megan MacIntosh directly at Nature Canada, 613-562-3447 ext. 234.