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.
TARBA Launches Campaign to Improve Recycling Practices in Municipalities Across Ontario October 25, 2018
A new study released today identifies the municipalities in Ontario that are doing a poor job of recycling concrete and asphalt. The research report, which collected information on the recycling practices of larger communities across Ontario, identifies the municipal "Laggards" – as well as the "Leaders" – in reusing aggregate recovered from construction sites. The report has been released to media in the hope of generating improvement in the recycling policies and practices of the municipalities that are currently 'Lagging' in the effort.
Calling All Speakers! July 19, 2018
Agricultural Impact Assessment July 13, 2018
OSSGA's Land Use Committee reviewed the EBR posting and the guidance documents and identified a number of areas of concern which include the 1km area of study, potential inconsistencies with the PPS and harmonization with other regulatory instraments. A meeting has been held with OMAFRA to discuss OSSGA's concerns and we continue to work with them to resolve these issues. Please view OSSGA's submission here.
Axle-Weight Pilot: Weigh-ins are Underway June 28, 2018
The Axle-Weight Pilot has been extended for another year. Last year, 400 data points were collected. The goal of the pilot is to collect 1,000 data points. MTO has agreed to staff weigh-scales to help collect data over the coming weeks. The scale lights will NOT be on – trucks will simply enter the scale, weigh-in, and be off on their way.
OSSGA Submits Comments on “Guidance to Support Implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017” June 28, 2018
OSSGA, in consultation with its members, submitted comments on the proposed "Guidance to Support Implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017".

Read the Winter 2018 Issue of Avenues

February 27, 2018 at 10:27 AM

The Winter 2018 Issue of Avenues as arrived!

The latest issue includes leading industry topics and trends including:

  • A message from OSSGA's Executive Director, Norm Cheesman
  • The Ottawa LRT: An insider's look at the largest infrastructure project ever in Canada's capital
  • Safe and healthy: An OSSGA roundtable examines optimal health and safety practices at aggregate pits and quarries
  • In the heart of the city: Toront's Christie Pits park was once home to one of the city's many aggregate operations
  • An entrepreneur at heart: Kreator CEO Keith Miles aims to leave his makr on the industry for years to come
  • Far-reaching exposure - Victor Giordano enjoys the travel, diversity and versatility that his position with VicDom offers
  • Up close and personal: Why tours of pits and quarries are a critical avenue for public education
  • Taking safety seriously: How and why the industry stays focused on safety when transporting aggregates
  • Sites for sore eyes: A new database shows the public just what modern site rehabilitation can accomplish
  • The Final Rehab: Kerncliff Park

Read the latest issue of Avenues here.