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!

Community Relations Award – Lafarge Canada Inc.

July 5, 2017 at 10:44 AM

Caledon Pit – Town of Caledon

Caledon Pit takes community relations to heart both on- and off-site. On the site, noise, dust and safety mitigation equipment and practices help minimize the effects of its operations on neighbours. Off-site, staff are familiar faces at community events. Highlights include the Caledon Council Community Golf Tournament, which Lafarge sponsored at a platinum level, and the Peel Children’s Aid Foundations’ Holiday Wishes Program. As part of the Children’s Aid program, Caledon Pit staff sponsored a family for the holidays and delivered Christmas gifts.

One of Caledon Pit’s more popular events is its annual Pit Run. Held since 2012 and co-hosted with Aecon Construction, last year’s run took place in September, with over 100 runners participating in a 5-km run through the property. Neighbours, employees, family members and friends joined Caledon Pit employees for a 1-km Kids’ Fun Run, sponsor expo, equipment displays and tours, all of which helped raise $30,000 in support of the Caledon Central Public School and their Food Exchange program.

The Caledon Pit, operated by Lafarge Canada Inc. in the Town of Caledon, earned the 2016 Community Relations Award from OSSGA.



Presented at OSSGA’s 2017 Annual Conference and AGM in Ottawa, Ontario, the Community Relations Award recognizes good neighbourly activities, community involvement, media relations, education and awareness.

“We truly appreciate being recognized by OSSGA for our community efforts,” said Xavier Guesnu, Vice President Aggregates Eastern Canada and ACM Southern Ontario. “It is part of our operating philosophy to give back to the communities in which we operate. We enjoy being part of the communities and continue to look for opportunities where we can help make a difference.”

OSSGA Industry Recognition Awards Program

The OSSGA Industry Recognition Awards Program recognizes a wide range of activities that contribute to a progressive image of our member aggregate producers and the aggregate industry as a whole. A key goal is to raise the bar in the industry by highlighting operations that go above and beyond what is required by legislation.

“We encourage our members to be sound stewards of the lands on which they operate, and to be engaged and valued members of their community,” said Norm Cheesman, Executive Director of OSSGA. “All of the award winners this year have met and exceeded those expectations.”

Submissions for OSSGA’s Industry Recognition Awards are due in November or at any time of year for the Bronze Plaque. Members are invited to download a copy of OSSGA Industry Recognition Awards Program Guide for full details of submission requirements.