Growth Plan Consultation Period June 16, 2020
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has released ERO # 019-1680 that opens a consultation period for changes to the Growth Plan. Most of these changes relate to the building and development industry, but there was also an amendment with respect to aggregate. The posting provides a 45-day comment period.
Submit your Health & Safety Award Nominations! November 11, 2019
The OSSGA Health & Safety Committee invites all active OSSGA members to recognize individuals and operations within their organizations that have excelled at making safety a part of their daily responsibilities. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 13th. The awards and certificates will be presented at the 2020 Operations, Health & Safety Seminar on January 22 & 23rd.

293 ha of Aquatic Habitat Created by Aggregate Rehabilitation, Study Finds

August 16, 2017 at 9:48 AM

A recent study, funded by OSSGA, found that within the three Plan Areas, aggregate rehabilitation created 293 ha of aquatic habitat. This is the equivalent area of 1,849 NHL sized ice rinks! The study identified 123 surrendered licences within the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan area, the Niagara Escarpment Plan area and the Greenbelt Plan area, and used a desktop review to identify and characterize aquatic habit features created through rehabilitation. The study also found that 9 rehabilitated wetlands were part of six different Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) Complexes. Although most of the created habitat features were quite small (less than 0.2 ha) they were often located adjacent to existing natural heritage features and can contribute to biodiversity and ecological functions on a local and broader landscape level.

To read the study, click here.