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!
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!
Securing Access to Stone, Sand & Gravel: OSSGA's Recommendations for Securing Close-to-Market Aggregate January 30, 2019
Ensuring Economic Growth and Future Greenspace in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

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.