State and Province News December 2012
R.W. Tomlinson Ltd. acquired Ottawa-based Burnside Sand and Gravel Ltd., the Ottawa Business Journal reports. The acquisition is the third in a string of purchases. Tomlinson Vice President Kevin Cinq-Mars said demand for more fully integrated contracts from its customers was driving it to purchase ancillary businesses, such as two that specialize in sewer and water main projects.
The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is backing Stockwell Sand and Gravel’s proposal to establish a recycling facility for waste asphalt and concrete next to its gravel pit in East Porpoise Bay, British Columbia. According to Coast Reporter, the operator has applied for permits from the Ministry of Environment, but legislation requires the regional district to also authorize the project under its approved solid waste management plan. The SCRD’s solid waste management plan monitoring advisory committee recommended support for the project at its September meeting, and the board passed a formal motion supporting facility authorization during its October meeting. Approval now goes to the Ministry of Environment.