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Aggregate Resources

Aggregate Resources

Since the introduction of the Pits and Quarries Control Act in 1972, Skelton, Brumwell & Associates Inc., has been actively involved in Aggregate Resource planning and development. We have been involved in more than 300 aggregate projects for 75 clients throughout Central Ontario.

We provide comprehensive services in project coordination, site plan design, and technical studies and reports for municipal approvals and licensing of pits and quarries.

We have professional engineers and technologists, land use planners and an ecologist in-house. Our expertise in pit and quarry design and rehabilitation as well as related matters such as hydrology, and related Permits to Take Water and Certificates of Approval for Discharge, environmental evaluation, and traffic studies ensures our client’s needs are met.

We have experience dealing with operators and municipalities in areas that are newly designated, and have prepared Class A and B Site Plans for Grandfathered Licences. MNR retained us to prepare generic Site Plans for Class A and B licences in areas newly designated that illustrate the Site Plan requirements under the ARA.

We are qualified to certify aggregate recycling facilities for membership with Aggregate Recycling Ontario. Our own Matt Bertram, P.Eng., has completed the 3rd Party Engineers Accreditation Training Course offered by Aggregate Recycling Ontario, and is recognized as one of the professional engineers in Ontario who is certified to complete audits of aggregate recycling facilities.

Aggregate Recycling Ontario is currently working to implement the certification program for current ARO members, while also working with the Ontario Provincial Standards for Roads and Public Works (OPS) to amend OPSS.MUNI 1010 to specify that any recycled aggregate material be sourced from certified aggregate recycling facilities. Numerous studies have been completed by ARO in conjunction with the University of Waterloo in order to assess the quality and strength of granular materials that are mixed with recycled aggregate.

This certification program, as well as membership in ARO, is currently voluntary as ARO works in conjunction with OPS to amend the specification. In addition, ARO is working with both its current members, as well as its affiliate organizations, to determine the best method of implementing this certification program for suppliers in Ontario.

For more information, be sure to visit the Aggregate Recycling Ontario website, www.aggregaterecyclingontario.ca.

Skelton Brumwell is a strong supporter of the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (OSSGA) and has staff on its Land Use, Species At Risk, and Rehabilitation committees. We are also an active member of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA).

Skelton Brumwell staff have successfully represented clients at Project Information Sessions, Municipal Councils and Public Meetings, as well as at the Ontario Municipal Board.

Aggregate Resource Expertise

  • Aggregate Resources Act Licence Applications
  • Official Plan Amendments & Zoning By-law Amendments
  • Site Plan Design
  • Site Plan and Licence Amendments
  • Hydrology Reports, PTTW & Discharge Permit Applications
  • Database Development and Management
  • Opportunity & Constraint Studies
  • Due Diligence Assessments
  • Compliance Assessment Reports
  • Rehabilitation Design & Cost Estimate Models
  • Public Consultation & Negotiation
  • Expert Testimony at Ontario Municipal Board
  • Qualified to Certify Aggregate Recycling Facilities

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Project Gallery

G.H. Stewart Construction – Pit 1 (North)

G.H. Stewart Construction – Pit 1 (North)

Previously licenced pit rehabilitated to a naturalized area. The lake has two islands, varying shorelines consisting of sandy beaches and wetlands, and transitioning depths to support an array of aquatic life. A licenced pit on adjacent lands can be seen in the background.

G.H. Stewart Construction – Pit 1 (Southeast)

G.H. Stewart Construction – Pit 1 (Southeast)

The southern limit of the site has been severed into four residential lots, two of which have been developed. Residents can participate in numerous recreational activities including swimming, kayaking, fishing, and skating due to the rehabilitated end-use.

G.H. Stewart Construction – Pit 5 (Northeast)

G.H. Stewart Construction – Pit 5 (Northeast)

This portion of an active pit has commenced progressive rehabilitation and will eventually be converted into an agricultural use. Preparation techniques consist of ripping, tilling, fertilizing, and stone picking the pit floor. Once completed, two small lakes will also be contained on-site.

G.H. Stewart Construction – Pit 48 (Southeast)

G.H. Stewart Construction – Pit 48 (Southeast)

Now depleted, the southeast boundary of the pit has been rehabilitated and seeded with a Ministry of Transportation of Ontario mix to create a naturalized area surrounding a pond.

Vicdom Sand and Gravel (Ontario) Limited - Township of Uxbridge

Vicdom and and Gravel (Ontario) Limited – Township of Uxbridge

Vicdom Sand and Gravel (Ontario) Limited has operated from its Brock Road pit in the Township of Uxbridge since 1976, providing sand and gravel products throughout the GTA. Skelton Brumwell was retained by Vicdom in 2005 to assist with applications under the Planning Act and the Aggregate Resources Act for approval to licence additional lands, and the amalgamation of the expansion and two existing pit licences. As part of a consulting team, we have provided planning, traffic and project coordination services.

Bass Lane Quarry - Township of Galway-Cavendish and Harvey

Bass Lane Quarry – Township of Galway-Cavendish and Harvey

In 2006 Skelton Brumwell was retained by Buckhorn Sand and Gravel to provide planning, engineering and project coordination services relative to the expansion of a small dimension stone quarry in the Township of Galway-Cavendish and Harvey, near Bobcaygeon. The approvals were granted under the Aggregate Resources Act in 2009 for a 113 hectare Aggregate Permit on Crown Land. Since the approval we assisted the four quarry operators using Bass Lane as a haul route to establish an agreement with the Township to cooperatively maintain Bass Lane. This Agreement was recognized as an “outstanding contribution to the County of Peterborough” through the presentation of a Business Leadership/ Entrepreneurial Innovation award in April 2011.

Generic Site Plan, Existing Features and Cross Sections produced for MNR

Generic Site Plan, Existing Features and Cross Sections produced for MNR

In 2007 we were retained by the Ministry of Natural Resources to prepare generic Site Plans for Class A and B licences in areas newly designated that would illustrate the Site Plan requirements under the Aggregate Resources Act.

MNR's State of the Aggregate Resources of Ontario Study

MNR’s State of the Aggregate Resources of Ontario Study

Skelton Brumwell has served clients in the aggregate industry since the early days of the Pits and Quarries Control Act. Since then we have been designing site plans, and guiding clients through Official Plan, Zoning and Licensing applications for new pits and quarries in many areas of southern Ontario. Staff have been involved with many interesting public and Council meetings. We work at committee meetings and on site to co-operatively find common ground that addresses the interests of the public, the environment and the need for aggregate extraction. Hand in hand with extraction, we have seen positive changes in the industry’s ability to rehabilitate sand, gravel or stone extracted lands. In 2009, partnering with Savanta Inc, we co-authored Paper 6: Rehabilitation, which looked at the status of rehabilitation as part of the MNR’s State of the Aggregate Resources of Ontario Study (SAROS). Being part of planning and development for aggregate extraction is challenging yet rewarding with aggregate resources contributing so significantly to our built infrastructure, and the opportunity for creating new landscapes and land uses through rehabilitation.

Grey County Aggregate Resource Inventory Master Plan

Grey County Aggregate Resource Inventory Master Plan

As part of a consulting team, we completed the Aggregate Resource Inventory Master Plan for Grey County. The study updated the aggregate resource inventory, identified known environmental and social constraints, analyzed economic implications of the industry and exporting to the GTA and developed models to identify which lands are to be protected for aggregate extraction.

Aggregate Resource Projects

Aggregate Resource Projects

Since the introduction of the Pits and Quarries Control Act in 1972, we have been actively involved in Aggregate Resource planning and development. We have been involved in more than 300 aggregate projects for 75 clients throughout Central Ontario.

G.H. Stewart Construction – Pit 1 (North)G.H. Stewart Construction – Pit 1 (Southeast)G.H. Stewart Construction – Pit 5 (Northeast)G.H. Stewart Construction – Pit 48 (Southeast)Vicdom Sand and Gravel (Ontario) Limited - Township of UxbridgeBass Lane Quarry - Township of Galway-Cavendish and HarveyGeneric Site Plan, Existing Features and Cross Sections produced for MNRMNR's State of the Aggregate Resources of Ontario StudyGrey County Aggregate Resource Inventory Master PlanAggregate Resource Projects


 

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June 15, 2017

Skelton, Brumwell & Associates Inc. is seeking an experienced Civil Engineering Technologist to join our team. Visit
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May 15, 2017

Welcome Gary Pritchard to the Skelton Brumwell Team!


Gary Pritchard is Senior Aquatic Ecologist. He has 14 years of experience in a supervisory role performing aquatic assessments including fish density and community surveys, spawning assessment, aquatic monitoring with the use of radio and hydro-acoustic telemetry, species at risk/biodiversity studies, fish health investigations surrounding industry practices, traditional ecological knowledge documentation, habitat suitability monitoring and critical habitat delineation, as well as environmental monitoring and modelling with the use of aquatic macro-invertebrates.
In the past, Gary has had the privilege to work on behalf of first nations peoples throughout Ontario. Gary has worked with the Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre. Through community involvement and participation, Gary was able to design and implement fisheries management strategies alongside building capacity within the communities.
Gary has successfully collaborated with many stakeholder groups, researchers, institutes, government agencies and First Nation communities and political organizations to address environmental concerns and identify practical solutions to fisheries or environmental related issues. Gary also serves as a technical advisor and professor at 2 post-secondary institutes within Ontario.


January 26, 2016

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