BCEIA News

Bettering Environmental Stewardship and Technology Conference - This Week! BEST2015 Conference Opens Tuesday, May 19

The British Columbia Environment Industry Association is pleased to welcome deleagtes to the 2015 BEST conference agenda in Whistler! Read More...

14th Annual Environmental Cup Hockey Tournament - Congratulations to our 2015 Participants & Sponsors! Ambleside Consulting Named 2015 Champions!

Thank you to all of the participants, sponsors and volunteers who helped make the 2015 Environmental Cup Hockey Tournament a success.  Congratulations are due to the Champions, Ambleside Consulting, who defeated Matcon Environmental in the final.  Read More...

BCEIA Annual General Meeting May 19, 2015 Board of Directors to be Elected at Whistler Meeting

The 2015-16 BCEIA Board of Directors will be elected at the May 19th Annual General Meeting, taking place ahead of the BEST Conference in Empress Room C of the Chateau Fairmont Whistler. Read More...

Bettering Environmental Stewardship and Technology Conference BEST2015 Welcomes the BC Ministry of the Environment

The British Columbia Environment Industry Association is pleased to welcome the BC Ministry of the Environment to the 2015 BEST conference agenda in Whistler. The BC MOE will be hosting a Wednesday morning session dedicated to upcoming regulation changes and new protocols in development under the Environmental Management Act and Contaminated Sites Regulation. Read More...

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. Opens Canada’s Largest Renewable Natural Gas Facility Converting landfill gas to natural gas demonstrates commitment to innovation and carbon reduction

TERREBONNE, QB Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (the "Company" or  Progressive Waste Solutions") (NYSE, TSX: BIN) today celebrated the official opening of its renewable natural gas facility, the largest of its kind in Canada and one of the largest in North America.  Read More...

BEST2015: Pre-Conference Mountain Bike Adventure Nelson Environmental Remediation invites participants for a mountain bike ride onTuesday, May 19

Join Nelson Environmental Remediation for a mountain bike ride on Whistler's Lost Lake trail system on Tuesday, May 19. The ride will begin promptly at 12:00 PM, when the group will meet in front of the Hotel and ride from there to the trail head.  Read More...

BCEIA Annual General Meeting Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 3-5:00 PM | Chateau Fairmont Whistler

NOTICE is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting of the Members of the British Columbia Environment Industry Association - also known as the BCEIA - will be held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 3 to 5PM. Read More...

McCue Engineering Contractors Celebrates 15th Anniversary BCEIA Member provides contracting services to consulting, engineering, mining, oil & gas and industrial sector clients

MARCH 26, 2015This year marks the 15th anniversary of McCue Engineering Contractors, an award-winning Canadian company headquartered in Vancouver BC.  McCue has provided specialized contracting services to consulting, engineering, mining, oil & gas and industrial sector clients in Canada and the US since its inception in 2000.  Read More...

SDTC Looking for Canada’s Next Cleantech Innovators The SD Tech Fund and Natural Gas Fund are open for applications until April 15, 2015

On behalf of the Government of Canada, SDTC is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs. Read More...

Call for Expressions of Interest for Mentorship Program for BC-based SMEs New initiative extends the GLOBE mentorship program

GLOBE-NET, MARCH 17, 2015 - The GLOBE Foundation has issued a Call for Expressions of Interest for the new Mentorship Program for British Columbia-based pre-commercial SME entrepreneurs operating primarily in the environmental, clean technology and renewable energy sectors. Read More...

BCEIA Headlines

Environment dwarfs financial merit in LNG deal for B.C. First Nations

GLOBE & MAIL, MAY 8, 2015 - For the Lax Kw'alaams in British Columbia, Thursday's decision turned out to be simple - the environmental risks of a massive liquefied natural gas project far outweighed the financial rewards. Full Article

Dry-cleaning chemical supplier to pay $62,500 fine for violating environmental regulations

/CNW/, MAY 7, 2015 - On May 4, 2015, in British Columbia Provincial Court, Prairie Distributors (B.C.) Inc. was fined $62,500 under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). The company pleaded guilty, on April 17, 2015, to four offences in contravention of the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations. Full Article

B.C. First Nations group pushes back against Petronas LNG venture

GLOBE & MAIL, MAY 6, 2015 - A major energy project seeking aboriginal support for a plan to export B.C. liquefied natural gas has run into strong resistance from a First Nations group worried about the plight of salmon. Full Article

Copper production boost ‘to the rescue’ during tough times for B.C. mining

VANCOUVER SUN, MAY 5, 2015 - Copper is showing itself as something of a silver lining for British Columbia's mining industry, with increased production from new mines showing at the edges of the gloomier picture of flagging revenues and weak commodity markets, consulting company PwC reported Tuesday. Full Article

Toxic fuel spill in English Bay is wake-up call for port, says marine expert

Critics of pipeline expansion say response proves Vancouver isn't ready for heavy tanker traffic
CBC NEWS, APRIL 9, 2015  - Joe Spears calls it a wake-up call. An international shipping expert, Spears says Canada is supposed to be a world leader at dealing with maritime emergencies. Full Article

The Way Forward – Carbon Pricing at the Provincial Level

GLOBE-NET, APRIL 7, 2015 - All provinces should adopt or strengthen carbon-pricing policies to position Canada for success in a global economy that increasingly values low-carbon activities, according to a new report released today. Full Article

Fukushima disaster radiation detected off Canada's coast

Trace amounts of Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 detected in samples collected off the coast of Ucluelet, a small town on Vancouver Island in British Columbia
THE GUARDIAN, APRIL 7, 2015 - Radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose a significant threat to human or marine life, scientists said. Full Article

Grow-op waste leads to contamination concerns: CRD

WILLIAMS LAKE TRIBUNE, MARCH 31, 2015 - Illegal dumping of items related to grow-ops has the Cariboo Regional District looking for solutions. Full Article

Oil and gas health risks low in northeast B.C., report finds

GLOBE & MAIL, MARCH 26, 2015 - A long-awaited study into the health risks associated with the oil and gas industry in northeast British Columbia has concluded there is a low probability of adverse effects from exposure to contaminants. Full Article

Electric car buyers get $5K rebate under new B.C. government incentive

Provincial government is introducing new rebate program for clean energy vehicles
CBC NEWS, MARCH 23, 2015- People who buy a clean energy vehicle - including some electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles - after April 1, 2015 will be eligible for a rebate of up to $6,000, the B.C. government announced Monday. Full Article

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