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August 11, 2017 - With the first ESTMA reporting cycle coming to a close, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is pleased to announce that, as of August 10, 2017, links to 683 individual, consolidated, and substituted have been published on the NRCan website.
July 28, 2017 - Les Helm has been working in Canada’s resource sectors as long as he can remember. His father, who worked as a logger in the Ucluelet, B.C. on Vancouver Island, first introduced him to the forestry sector as a small child. Helm quickly followed in his father’s footsteps, joining him in the bush.
July 25, 2017 - When acquiring Surface Material Leases (SMLs) in Alberta, there are many regulatory steps that operators must go through prior to receiving government approval to extract aggregate resource on Crown land. One of these steps is for the applicant to develop a Conservation & Reclamation Business Plan (CRBP), which is essentially a detailed plan describing how the applicant plans to develop the aggregate resource and resolve any related environmental and/or land-use issues.
July 23, 2017 - Buying a drone for a new mapping program at the enterprise level can be confusing. With all of the options available, figuring out what your business needs means asking the right questions. Here are five questions – and five important considerations – to help you evaluate drones for mapping
July 21, 2017—Trimble recently announced that it is collaborating with Propeller Aero to distribute its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) analytics platform.
July 14, 2017 - The first ever Alberta Sand & Gravel Association Award of Excellence will be presented at the 2018 AGM taking place on January 10 and 11, 2018 at The Marriott at River Cree Resort in Enoch Alta.
July 10, 2017 - Terex Finlay hosted an international open day in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 15 and 16, 2017. The event had a very international feel with dealers and end-user customers in attendance from Canada, U.S., South America, Europe, Russia, Japan and South Africa. In total over 350 dealers and customers visited the site over the two days. 
June 22, 2017 - LafargeHolcim’s operations in Canada obtained the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) certificates for Responsibly Sourced Concrete for a ready mix concrete plant in Burlington, Ont. and a ready mix concrete plant in Edmonton, Alta.
June 12, 2017 - When it comes to starting up new ventures in the aggregates sector, there are many factors that need to be considered to ensure their success: strategic short-term and long-term plans to adapt to ever-changing economic factors, having the necessary capital, hiring the right team, and the list goes on. But there is one key consideration in particular that some companies overlook from time to time, and by doing so, almost certainly leads to costly delays that can spell disaster for a project before it gets off the ground.
June 6, 2017 - Earlier this week, the province tabled Bill 139 in the legislature – the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 – as part of the review of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Bill 139 will make significant changes to the planning system in the province and replace the OMB with the “Local Planning Appeal Tribunal”. It also seeks to make other major changes that will affect how license hearings are conducted and how aggregate policy is implemented.
May 16, 2017 - Ontario will introduce new legislation that would, if passed, overhaul the province's land use planning appeals system, giving communities a stronger voice and ensuring people have access to faster, fairer and more affordable hearings.
May 16, 2017 - On May 1, 2017, sections 6.110–6.115 of the Occupational Health Safety (OHS) Regulation and related OHS Guidelines were updated to clarify employer requirements to protect workers from the harmful effects of silica dust. 
May 12, 2017 - After months and indeed years of waiting, Bill 39, the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, or ARMMA, passed 3rd Reading in the Ontario Legislature late Tuesday afternoon.
May 8, 2017 - The Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC) is a charitable organization that creates, administers and promotes widespread support for voluntary certification of responsibly sourced aggregate materials. Its focus over the past six years has been to engage industry and community stakeholders to develop its Responsible Aggregate Standard, which sets a high but achievable bar for socially and environmentally responsible practices in the aggregates sector. 
April 19, 2017 - Rohr-Idreco has announced the promotion of Kurt Syverson to the position of manager of the Rohr Dredge North America operation. Kurt earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 2003 from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.
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