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BEST2016 - Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available! May 25 - 27, 2016 | Fairmont Chateau Whistler​ | Whistler, BC

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2015 Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Report now available on the Office of the Auditor General of Canada web site

JANUARY 20, 2016 - The Commissioner of the Environment and of Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, has tabled the 2015 Fall Report in the House of Commons. Read More...

FCM announces 2016 Sustainable Communities Award Recipients Winners will be formally recognized at a special ceremony on February 10th

JANUARY 20, 2016 - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is announcing the recipients of the 2016 Sustainable Communities Awards, showcasing the very best in local environmental practices. Read More...

Government of Canada FAQ: Request for Information for Real Property Initiatives Public Services and Procurement Canada is seeking feedback from real property and real estate firms

Further to the successful implementation of the RP-1 and RP-2 contracting mechanisms, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), formerly Public Works and Government Services Canada, is pursuing its service management strategy and exploring other sourcing opportunities. Read More...

BEST2016 - Early Bird Registration Now Open! May 25 - 27, 2016 | Fairmont Chateau Whistler​

Save up to $150 on regular price!
The British Columbia Environment Industry Association's BEST Conference is the premier Environmental Business Conference in the province of British Columbia.
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Land Based Spill Preparedness and Response in B.C. - Subscribe to Ministry of Environment Updates Receive notification when new policy document is published later this month

On June 15, 2015 the Province announced plans to proceed with developing and implementing a world-leading spill response regime. Based on extensive consultation, the Ministry of Environment is making three critical changes to the current spill preparedness and response in B.C: Read More...

Survey: Advanced Certificate in GIS for Industry Professionals BCIT conducting needs assessment for Advanced Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

The BCIT Geographic Information System department is undertaking a needs assessment to determine the feasibility of offering an Advanced Certificate in GIS targeted to individuals who already possess a professional degree and career. This Advanced Certificate could meet the ongoing educational credits required by individuals in various government and private sector organizations, and would allow interested professionals to broaden their existing skill set and make use of newer mapping technologies. Read More...

Government of Canada and FCM fund 12 leading communities in strategic asset management initiative $1,000,000 LAMP Program to support efforts in asset managment

DECEMBER 15, 2015 - The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today announced Green Municipal Fund (GMF) grants to 12 different communities for a combined total of $1,028,835 dollars to support their pioneering efforts in asset management through the new Leadership in Asset Management Program (LAMP). Read More...

Legal Case Study: The Latest Word from the BC Court of Appeal on Cost Recovery under the EMA J.I. Properties v. PPG Architectural Coatings Canada Ltd., 2015 BCCA 472

by Adam Way, Harper Grey LLP

On November 20, 2015, the British Columbia Court of Appeal issued reasons for judgment in the much-anticipated decision of J.I. Properties Inc. v. PPG Architectural Coatings Canada Ltd., 2015 BCCA 472, the latest major case dealing with key aspects of the cost recovery regime under theEnvironmental Management Act, S.B.C. 2003, c. 53 (the "EMA").
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Hemmera Named One of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2015 BCEIA Member recognized for its unique corporate culture

NOVEMBER 25,2015 - Hemmera is proud to announce that it has been recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as one of  Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ of 2015. This annual award program recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. 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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