BCEIA News

McElhanney adds to environmental expertise with new appointment McElhanney is pleased to announce the appointment of Harry H. Kim as Environmental Business Lead for its Prairies Region

Based out of the Calgary branch, Harry Kim, PEng, is responsible for leading McElhanney's rapidly growing environmental team in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Read More...

BCEIA 2015 Environment Guide Now Available Download the PDF version or request a print copy

The fifth edition of the  British Columbia Environment Industry Guide is your doorway to an industry sector that is growing faster than the economy as a whole - a sector full of opportunity for a new generation of highly skilled and educated workers.

Our industry provides the services and support needed to protect our natural and social environments in a period of rapid expansion. 
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McCue Engineering Contractors Introduces New Service BCEIA Member now a certified Liquid Boot applicator and the only certified applicator in B.C.

To complement their soil vapour management services, McCue Engineering Contractors  now has the capability to apply Liquid Boot, which is a cold spray-applied, water-based membrane that shields against vapour intrusion.  Read More...

FCM launches new peer-learning program to help communities remediate and redevelop contaminated sites Leadership in Brownfield Renewal (LiBRe) activities to begin in September

June 17, 2015, Toronto, ON - Today, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) launched a new program to help municipalities better understand, navigate and reduce the barriers to brownfield redevelopment. FCM unveiled the program at the Canadian Brownfields Network's annual conference in Toronto, ON. Read More...

2015 Environmental Management Awards - Finalists Announced! June 18, 2015 | Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Point Grey

The EMA awards are dedicated to recognizing and celebrating extraordinary achievements in environmental management. Congratulations to the BCEIA Member on this year's finalists list - ALS Environmental, CARO Analytical Services, Maxxam Analytics, Stantec, and Triton Environmental Consultants Ltd.! Read More...

3rd Annual BCEIA 'Members at Work' Photo Contest Contest closes September 1st, 2015

The third annual BCEIA "Members at Work" Photo Contest is now open to all BCEIA members.  The contest is a great way to promote your environmental work in the field, office or facility! Read More...

Public Comments Invited - WesPac Tilbury Marine Jetty Project Written comments must be submitted by June 11, 2015

OTTAWA, May 22, 2015 - As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed WesPac Tilbury Marine Jetty Project, located in British Columbia. Read More...

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...

BCEIA Headlines

Site C survives first legal challenge

Hydro is one for one on seven cases brought against Site C dam
ALASKA HIGHWAY NEWS, JULY 4, 2015 - A B.C. Supreme Court judge has dismissed a case by the Peace Valley Landowner Association (PVLA) aimed at blocking the Site C dam. Full Article

Fresh water: British Columbia’s new cash crop

Natural gas fracking providing farmers in Peace River region with lucrative new revenue stream
BUSINESS IN VANCOUVER, JUNE 30, 2015 - Some farmers and landowners in B.C.'s northern Peace region have found a lucrative side business selling access to water to the oil and gas industry. Full Article

B.C. approves building permit for underground Silvertip mine

GLOBE & MAIL, JUNE 29, 2015 - British Columbia has approved a construction permit for a proposed $50-million silver, lead and zinc mine just south of the Yukon border after the project's economic and environmental plans helped win support from an area First Nation. Full Article

Environmental legal group challenges B.C.'s pipeline conditions

CTV NEWS, JUNE 25, 2015 - British Columbia's five conditions for approval of the proposed $5.4 billion Kinder Morgan pipeline won't be addressed if the province isn't involved in the process, says a lawyer representing an environmental group. Full Article

LNG facility inches closer to construction with certificate

An Environmental Assessment Certificate has been issued to LNG Canada Development Inc. for the $36 billion LNG Canada Export Terminal project, which will be located in northwest British Columbia in the District of Kitimat
JOURNAL OF COMMERCE, JUNE 25, 2015 - The decision was made after Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman considered a review led by British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Office. Full Article

BC government forms panel to act on Mt Polley recommendations

MINING.COM, JUNE 24, 2015 - The British Columbia government is forming a panel to determine the best way to act on the recommendations it received from its investigation of the Mount Polley Mine breach in Northwest BC. Full Article

Recycling company and its director ordered to pay a total of $40,000 for environmental offences

CNW, JUNE 5, 2015 -  A numbered company, 0831689 BC Ltd., known as Electronics Recycling Canada, and its director Sai Feng Guan were ordered to pay a total of $40,000 in fines to British Columbia Provincial Court for offences under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999). The fines will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund. Full Article

Mount Polley mine could reopen by end of month: B.C. mines minister

CANADIAN PRESS, JUNE 5, 2015  - British Columbia's energy and mines minister says a gold and copper mine that suffered a disastrous tailings pond collapse last summer could be back up and running by the end of the month. Full Article

Kinder Morgan says $100-million investment will protect against oil spills

CANADIAN PRESS, JUNE 4, 2015  - Kinder Morgan is pledging to protect against any threat of oil spills caused by its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, as opposition to the project mounts in British Columbia. Full Article

Spills on the rise in B.C.

ALASKA HIGHWAY NEWS, MAY 29, 2015  - There were 3,786 reports of dangerous goods spills in B.C. in 2014-from french fry oil to mining tailings to frack water. Some say the data raises questions about how dangerous goods spills are handled in British Columbia. Full Article

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