Darrell Desjardin to Lead Hemmera’s Alberta Operations Desjardin Named as Regional Vice President

Calgary, AB - April 9, 2014 - Hemmera is pleased to announce that Darrell Desjardin will be joining their Calgary team as Regional Vice President. Darrell will be leading all aspects of Hemmera's Alberta operations.  Read More...

BCEIA: NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Meeting to be held May 28, 2014 from 3 to 5PM at the Fairmont Chateau 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 theFairmont Chateau Whitler, Whistler, BC  on  Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 3 to 5PM. Read More...

Fortis Electric Utility Plans to Slash its Conservation Programs in South-Central British Columbia How quickly should a utility ramp up or down its energy conservation programs in response to changing circumstances?

BCSEA E-NEWS, March 25, 2014 - FortisBC's electric utility in south-central BC raised that question forcefully in its latest energy conservation plan, which it has submitted to the Utilities Commission for approval. Read More...

Why Become An Environmental Professional (EP)? With Canada’s growing environmental sector, how do you ensure you stand out from the crowd? Learn how the Environmental Professional (EP) designation can enhance your environmental career.

According to  ECO Canada's latest research, Canada's environmental sector is growing.  There are over 1.7 million environmental employees in Canada, representing 10% of Canada's total workforce. Within the past two decades, Canada's environmental professionals have increased ten-fold.  Read More...

Water Sustainability Act (Bill 18) introduced into BC Legislature Letter from Mary Polak, Minister of the Environment

MARCH 11, 2014 - I am pleased to introduce the Water Sustainability Act into the B.C. Legislature as Bill 18 today. This legislation delivers on government's commitment to modernize B.C.'s water laws, regulate groundwater use and strengthen provincial water management in light of growing demands on water and our changing climate. Read More...

Notice of Ministry of Environment Administrative Penalties Program Deadline for comments extended to March 28, 2014

MARCH 12, 2014  In January 2014 the Ministry of Environment posted an information paper outlining its intention to introduce an administrative penalty program under the Environmental Management Act and the Integrated Pest Management Act. Read More...

BEST2014 - Keynote Speaker Announced! Bettering Environmental Stewardship and Technology Conference Agenda - May 29-30, Whistler, BC

The BCEIA is pleased to announce BEST2014 Keynote Speaker, David Hughes on the topic "The Energy Sustainability Dilemma: Can the Shale Revolution Bail Us Out?" Read More...

Legal Note: B.C. Environmental Appeal Board Constrains Environmental Permitting Decision reached in case of Ronald Witherspoon et al. versus Director, Environmental Management Act

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, February 20, 2014 -  A recent decision of the British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board narrows the scope of the Ministry of Environment's considerations when determining whether permits should be issued under the  Environmental Management Act (EMA), and will likely reduce the scope of future appeals to the Board.  Read More...

Call for Nominations for the 2014 Environmental Management Awards Nominations deadline is March 10, 2014

The EMA of BC is now accepting nominations for the 2014  Environmental Management Awards. The2014 Awards Celebration will be an evening dedicated to recognizing and celebrating extraordinary achievements in environmental management, culminating in the presentation of members and owners plaques and individual environmental managers trophies. Read More...

Hemmera Expands to Ontario Toronto Office Leaders Announced

Hemmera is proud to announce an expansion of services into Ontario. Meet the Toronto office leaders who will be growing the Hemmera team in the coming months. Read More...

BCEIA Headlines

Opinion: With give and take, B.C. can get its ‘fair share’ of Northern Gateway benefits

VANCOUVER SUN, MARCH 28, 2014 - Following the U.S. government's delay in approving the much-hyped Keystone XL pipeline, many pundits turned their attention to the possibility of a new pipeline from the oilsands to B.C.'s West Coast that would allow Canada to ship larger amounts of oil to world markets, which offer a premium price relative to the U.S. Midwest. Read More

Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold Appointed To Provincial Environmental Roundtable Team

CTFK-TV, MARCH 28, 2014  - Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold is among a hand-picked team taking part in an ongoing roundtable discussion on the balance between economic development and environmental protection in British Columbia. Read More

Taseko asks BC court to set aside mine decision

Taseko has asked a federal judge to set aside decisions by the environment minister to reject its plans to build a copper/gold mine in British Columbia
MINEWEB, MARCH 27, 2014  - Canadian miner Taseko Mines Ltd on Wednesday asked a federal judge to set aside decisions by the country's environment minister and cabinet to reject its plans to build a copper and gold mine in British Columbia. Read More

Tsunami cleanup project finding less debris than predicted

GLOBE & MAIL, MARCH 18, 2014 - Three years after Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake and tsunami, washing millions of tonnes of debris into the Pacific Ocean, officials in B.C. say far less of that debris has reached our shores than expected. Read More

BC backlash as MMBC rolls out

Some 1.2 million B.C. households and 170 curbside collectors ready to roll
SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING, MARCH 18, 2014 - The logic seems simple enough: make companies - not taxpayers - pay the cost of recycling their own products. But the details of British Columbia's (B.C.) new extended producer responsibility (EPR) system are creating a last-minute push from the businesses that will be hit hardest under the new system, and an eleventh-hour plea from the community-level recyclers who may be left out by the curb. Read More

Former environment minister says working with First Nations is key to energy development

GLOBE & MAIL, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 - Canada will never build pipelines or liquefied natural gas terminals in British Columbia without "meaningful economic partnerships" with First Nations in the province, former environment minister Jim Prentice says. Read More

Ottawa rejects Taseko mine project on environmental grounds

GLOBE & MAIL, FEBRUARY 26, 2014 - Ottawa has turned down the proposed New Prosperity mine in the B.C. Interior, marking the second time the federal government has rejected the project and rebuffing a last-ditch lobbying effort from B.C. to see it go ahead. Read More

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