BCEIA News

Bettering Environmental Stewardship and Technology Conference BEST2015 Welcomes the BC Ministry of the Environment

The British Columbia Environment Industry Association is pleased to welcome the BC Ministry of the Environment to the 2015 BEST conference agenda in Whistler. The BC MOE will be hosting a Wednesday morning session dedicated to upcoming regulation changes and new protocols in development under the Environmental Management Act and Contaminated Sites Regulation. Read More...

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. Opens Canada’s Largest Renewable Natural Gas Facility Converting landfill gas to natural gas demonstrates commitment to innovation and carbon reduction

TERREBONNE, QB Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (the "Company" or  Progressive Waste Solutions") (NYSE, TSX: BIN) today celebrated the official opening of its renewable natural gas facility, the largest of its kind in Canada and one of the largest in North America.  Read More...

BEST2015: Pre-Conference Mountain Bike Adventure Nelson Environmental Remediation invites participants for a mountain bike ride onTuesday, May 19

Join Nelson Environmental Remediation for a mountain bike ride on Whistler's Lost Lake trail system on Tuesday, May 19. The ride will begin promptly at 12:00 PM, when the group will meet in front of the Hotel and ride from there to the trail head.  Read More...

BCEIA Annual General Meeting Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 3-5:00 PM | Chateau Fairmont 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 the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 3 to 5PM. Read More...

McCue Engineering Contractors Celebrates 15th Anniversary BCEIA Member provides contracting services to consulting, engineering, mining, oil & gas and industrial sector clients

MARCH 26, 2015This year marks the 15th anniversary of McCue Engineering Contractors, an award-winning Canadian company headquartered in Vancouver BC.  McCue has provided specialized contracting services to consulting, engineering, mining, oil & gas and industrial sector clients in Canada and the US since its inception in 2000.  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...

Call for Expressions of Interest for Mentorship Program for BC-based SMEs New initiative extends the GLOBE mentorship program

GLOBE-NET, MARCH 17, 2015 - The GLOBE Foundation has issued a Call for Expressions of Interest for the new Mentorship Program for British Columbia-based pre-commercial SME entrepreneurs operating primarily in the environmental, clean technology and renewable energy sectors. 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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BCEIA Headlines

Toxic fuel spill in English Bay is wake-up call for port, says marine expert

Critics of pipeline expansion say response proves Vancouver isn't ready for heavy tanker traffic
CBC NEWS, APRIL 9, 2015  - Joe Spears calls it a wake-up call. An international shipping expert, Spears says Canada is supposed to be a world leader at dealing with maritime emergencies. Full Article

The Way Forward – Carbon Pricing at the Provincial Level

GLOBE-NET, APRIL 7, 2015 - All provinces should adopt or strengthen carbon-pricing policies to position Canada for success in a global economy that increasingly values low-carbon activities, according to a new report released today. Full Article

Fukushima disaster radiation detected off Canada's coast

Trace amounts of Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 detected in samples collected off the coast of Ucluelet, a small town on Vancouver Island in British Columbia
THE GUARDIAN, APRIL 7, 2015 - Radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose a significant threat to human or marine life, scientists said. Full Article

Grow-op waste leads to contamination concerns: CRD

WILLIAMS LAKE TRIBUNE, MARCH 31, 2015 - Illegal dumping of items related to grow-ops has the Cariboo Regional District looking for solutions. Full Article

Oil and gas health risks low in northeast B.C., report finds

GLOBE & MAIL, MARCH 26, 2015 - A long-awaited study into the health risks associated with the oil and gas industry in northeast British Columbia has concluded there is a low probability of adverse effects from exposure to contaminants. Full Article

Electric car buyers get $5K rebate under new B.C. government incentive

Provincial government is introducing new rebate program for clean energy vehicles
CBC NEWS, MARCH 23, 2015- People who buy a clean energy vehicle - including some electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles - after April 1, 2015 will be eligible for a rebate of up to $6,000, the B.C. government announced Monday. Full Article

Mount Polley disaster prompts new tailings ponds regulations

MINING.COM, MARCH 20, 2015  - Miners planning to set up shop in Canada's British Columbia will now have to consider alternatives to wet tailings ponds, according to new provincial environmental regulations prompted by last year's failure of Imperial Metals' (TSX:III) Mount Polley tailings pond failure. Full Article

B.C. aboriginal band enacts laws to govern territory after historic court win

CANADIAN PRESS, MARCH 20, 2015 - A British Columbia aboriginal nation granted rights and title by Canada's high court has introduced its own laws governing its territory and resources within the area. Read More

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

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