Amendments to the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations Comments accepted until December 11, 2015

Environment and Climate Change Canada is amending the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations, 2005 (EIHWHRMR) to strengthen Canada's ability to meet its obligations under the Basel Convention on Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. Read More...

Government Initiative: Reduce Red Tape for British Columbians Moderated discussion takes place online until December 3, 2015

NOVEMBER 19, 2015 - In the 2015 Throne Speech, the Province of British Columbia committed to look at how citizens interact with government services in order to reduce red tape for British Columbians. Read More...

BCEIA 2015 Winter Social - Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available BCEIA & EMA Members Welcome! Thursday, November 19th in Vancouver, BC

Highlight your company to a broad spectrum of environmental professionals! Your sponsorship ensures the continued success of BCEIA Networking Events and supports the Association in its development of the environmental industry in British Columbia. Read More...

Kwantlen Polytechic University Junior Environmental Tech Students Available KPU’s Environmental Protection Technology students are available for 12-16 weeks of work beginning January, 2016

Kwantlen Polytechic University students have a variety of backgrounds, experience, and hands-on training that give them good working knowledge of physical and life sciences, including biology, ecology, toxicology, chemistry, physics and statistics. Read More...

BC Ministry of Environment: Site Profile and Soil Relocation Paper Comment Documents Posted Summary response documents now available online

OCTOBER 22, 2015 - The Ministry has carried out consultation for the Discussion Papers entitled "Identification of Potentially Contaminated Sites" (Site Profile Process) and "Prevention of Site Contamination from Soil Relocation" (Soil Relocation). Read More...

Environmental Law: Assessing the Value of Brownfield Properties Decision demonstrates that the value of a brownfield property cannot be assessed without consideration of the market for such a property

BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS, OCTOBER 21, 2015 - In the recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court in Victory Motors (Abbotsford) Ltd. v. British Columbia (Assessor of Area No. 15 - Fraser Valley), the court considered how one properly assesses, for taxation purposes, the value of a brownfield property. Read More...

BCEIA 2015 Winter Social BCEIA & EMA Members Welcome! Thursday, November 19th in Vancouver, BC

Join the British Columbia Environment Industry Association for its 2015 Winter Social! Registration is free and limited to BCEIA and EMA members in good standing. Read More...

BCEIA Luncheon on LNG Initiatives a Success Presentations Now Available for Download

The BCEIA hosted its annual fall luncheon on October 2nd, at the Union Club in Victoria. 75 delegates from a cross section of the British Columbia environment industry were in attendance. The Union Club did not disappoint as a venue, and the fall weather at Victoria's Inner Harbour was spectacular, both of which contributed to the success of the event.

Three guest speakers took part - Gordon Wilson, Brian Hansen and Ken Paulson. Read More...

GLOBE Mentorship Program to Issue New Call for Proposals Expressions of Interest from eligible companies now being accepted

October 8, 2015 - The Globe Group is pleased to announce a new Call for Expressions of Interest for the next intake of candidates for the GLOBE Mentorship Program. Read More...

Next Week! BCEIA LNG Initiatives Luncheon - Limited Seats Remaining Annual fall luncheon to take place Friday, October 2nd at the Union Club

Register Online! Featured presenters:

Ken Paulson - Chief Operating Officer with the BC Oil and Gas Commission
Gordon Wilson - LNG Advocate
Brian Hansen - ADM & Lead Negotiator for Energy & LNG Initiative 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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