BCEIA News

BEST2015 Conference - Early Bird Registration Now Open! We hope we can count on your support for the second annual event!

Join us at BEST2015 for networking receptions, a trade show, and two days of programming with sessions and panel discussions on Spill Response; Trends in Remediation; Urban and Brownfield Renewal; First Nations Relationships; Oil and Gas Industry; Risk and Environmental Assessment, and; Emerging Remediation Technologies. 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...

14th Annual Environmental Cup Hockey Tournament Team Spots Now Full - Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Invitational Tournament Supported by the British Columbia Environment Industry Association - May 1 to 3, 2015 | Planet Ice, Delta Arena | 10388 Nordel Court Read More...

Hemmera Welcomes New Shareholders 22 employees from across Canada selected as new shareholders

February 11, 2015 - Hemmera is pleased to announce that 22 long-standing, exemplary employees have become Hemmera's newest shareholders. These individuals were selected because of their dedication, integrity, and exceptional leadership. Our newest shareholders include employees from our five locations across Canada.  Read More...

GLOBE Series Announcement from John D. Wiebe Nancy Wright to take over as Chief Operating Officer of Globe Series

JANUARY 23, 2014 - "I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and you're feeling re-energized for the coming year.   As we enter 2015, new challenges and inspirations abound, bringing fresh ideas, successes and often new and exciting partnerships."

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Consultation on SARA Listing Process for Terrestrial Species 2014 and 2015 Public comments now being accepted

JANUARY 16, 2015 - Environment Canada is committed to working with interested parties to ensure the protection of species at risk and their critical habitats and is seeking comments on the potential impacts of amending Schedule 1, the List of Wildlife Species at Risk under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Read More...

BC Western Diversification Program Call for Proposals Information Sessions Now Scheduled

Western Diversification Program Call for Proposals information sessions are targeted to not-for-profit organizations that are eligible for funding under the WDP. These sessions will provide potential applicants with an overview of the application process, current priority areas and timelines.  Read More...

Public Comments Invited - WCC LNG Project Written comments to be submitted by February 2, 2015

JANUARY 12, 2015 /CNW/ - As part of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed  WCC LNG Project, located in  British Columbia. To assist it in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. Read More...

BCHAZMAT Management Ltd. Nominated for 2015 Business Awards BCEIA Member a Recognized Leader in the Field of Hazardous Materials Management

Recently recognized as 2014 Green Business of the Year with a Crystal Award from the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Crystal Award, BCHAZMAT Management Ltd. has already been nominated for several awards in 2015. Read More...

Ambleside Environmental Participant in the Habitat for Humanity Woman Build initiative BCEIA Member attempting to raise $10,000 for housing initiative

As an environmental firm that works in construction, Ambleside Environmental is trying to raise $10,000 to support Habitat for Humanity's "Women Build" Initiative, and help build homes for its sponsor families. Read More...

BCEIA Headlines

B.C. First Nations leaders upset after Victoria extends mine permit without consultation

THE PROVINCE, JANUARY 16, 2015 - First Nations leaders are dismayed that the British Columbia government has extended environmental assessment certificates for two controversial mine projects. Full Article

Exxon to Invest $25 Billion in BC LNG

Exxon and its Canadian partners have filed to move forward on a new LNG project in western Canada
OIL & GAS 360, JANUARY 14, 2015 - ExxonMobil and its Canadian partner Imperial Oil Ltd. have taken a step forward in the process of developing the WCC LNG project in British Columbia, Canada. WCC LNG filed an environmental assessment and project description for its proposed project on January 7, initiating the environmental pre-approval process for the liquid natural gas (LNG) project. Full Article

LNG venture seeks environmental assessment to build on old pulp mill site

GLOBE & MAIL, JANUARY 13, 2015 - A liquefied natural gas venture near Squamish has applied to obtain an environmental assessment certificate, saying the project is slated for property that is already zoned for industrial use. Full Article

MLA wants tougher rules on B.C. pipelines earmarked for LNG projects

GLOBE & MAIL, JANUARY 6, 2014 - A proposed network of pipelines from natural gas fields in British Columbia's northeast to liquefied natural gas export plants in the northwest will not be permitted to pump oil and diluted bitumen, the provincial government says. Full Article

Geothermal industry stalled in Canada despite bounty of resources

GLOBE & MAIL, JANUARY 4, 2015 - Geothermal power - where electricity is generated from turbines powered by hot water or steam from underground - has taken hold in two dozen countries around the world. Yet Canada, which has plentiful geothermal resources, especially in the West, remains a blank slate. Full Article

Commentary: Canadian prosperity requires a strong resource industry

GLOBE & MAIL, JANUARY 4, 2015 - It's been thirty years since Mancur Olson, the late American Economist, wrote The Rise and Decline of Nations. The premise of his widely acclaimed book is the longer a society enjoys political stability, the more likely it is to develop powerful special interest groups that erode economic prosperity. His words have proven prescient as we witness Europe's debt-burdened stagnation and degeneration of the U.S. Congress into fractious ideological gridlock. Full Article

Outlook for B.C. business in 2015 remains stable

Diversified economy will save province's economic growth
VANCOUVER SUN, JANUARY 2, 2015 - Even though Canada's economy is being buffeted by plummeting global oil prices, the outlook for B.C. in 2015 remains stable. The province's economy is expected to grow by 2.7 per cent this year, an increase over estimated growth of 2.3 per cent in 2014, according to the Economic Forecast Council, a private-sector group comprised of 14 economists who provide a benchmark forecast to the B.C. government. Full Article

Court approves charges in 30,000 litre Slocan Valley jet fuel spill

CANADIAN PRESS, DECEMBER 22, 2014 - The British Columbia government and a fuel-service company are facing allegations under the Fisheries Act in a rare prosecution launched by a member of the public. Full Article

Government geotechnical inspections at mines reduced under B.C. Liberals

Average number of annual inspections at tailings dams has fallen by more than half
VANCOUVER SUN, DECEMBER 19, 2014  - Inspections by B.C. government geotechnical engineers fell dramatically after the
Liberals came to power in 2001, according to an analysis by The Vancouver Sun. Full Article

First Nations file for judicial review of pipeline approval

GLOBE & MAIL, DECEMBER 18, 2014 - Two First Nations are seeking a judicial review of a provincial regulator's decision to approve a TransCanada Corp. pipeline project, alleging that they weren't adequately consulted. The Nadleh Whut'en and Nak'azdli First Nations say the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) rushed its study of the $4.7-billion Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline that would go from northeastern British Columbia to Kitimat. Full Article

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