BCEIA Victoria Luncheon - Registration Now Open! Annual fall luncheon to take place Friday, October 2nd at the Union Club
Online! Featured presenters:
Ken Paulson - Chief Operating Officer with the BC Oil and
Gordon Wilson - LNG Advocate
Brian Hansen - ADM & Lead Negotiator for Energy & LNG
Initiative Read More...
SDTC Funding Call for Applications is Now Open SDTC supports technologies that address the challenges of Clean Air, Soil, Water and Climate Change
AUGUST 26, 2015 - SDTC offers funding
opportunities for cleantech development projects. The SD Tech
Fund™ and the SD Natural Gas Fund™ are open for applications from
August 26 to October 14, 2015. Read More...
Export Development Canada Announces New Online Credit-Insurance Product Trade Protect developed to support Canadian exporters
Export Development Canada (EDC) has launched a new, online
credit-insurance product which can assist you in capitalizing on
your export opportunities. Trade Protect provides protection
against the risk of non-payment by your foreign
customers. Read More...
Recruitment: Sustainable Technology Mission to Poland Sustainable technology companies invited to apply to Canadian Pavilion at POL-ECO-SYSTEM 2015
The Embassy of Canada in Poland is recruiting Canadian
sustainable technology companies for the 2015 Sustainable
Technology Mission to Poland which will take place on October
25-30, 2015, in Warsaw and Poznań, on the occasion of
POL-ECO-SYSTEM 2015. Read More...
Taking Advantage of LNG Opportunities Discover new opportunities and build partnerships with the new LNG-Buy BC tool
There is a growing need for natural gas outside North America.
To address this need, over the past several years approximately 20
proponents have applied for export licenses, paving the way for
British Columbia to establish a new liquefied natural gas (LNG)
export industry. Read More...
Changes to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations Affecting the BC Manifest and Supplement Forms Ensure older manifests and supplement forms conform to recent federal changes
Changes to the federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Regulation that will likely affect transportation
operations came into effect on July 15, 2015
(TDGR). Read More...
BCIT to Offer a New Graduate Certificate in Building Energy Modelling New program begins September 1st
Energy Modelling is an important area of specialization of
Building Science; as such, the Graduate Certificate in Building
Energy Modelling builds on the strengths and success of the
Building Science Graduate Program at BCIT with a focus on the
fundamental heat, air, and moisture transport principles, and their
application to building systems integration. Emphasis is placed on
mechanical systems design, operation, and control; and their
integration with the building envelope. Read More...
Province of British Columbia: BC Bid Consultation Deadline for Input on Source to Contract (S2C) is July 15th
The Province of BC has initiated consultation and planning
processes to potentially replace BC Bid. This process
is called Source to Contract (S2C), and is intended to develop
better ways to establish contracts and manage the purchasing
process. Read More...
McElhanney adds to environmental expertise with new appointment McElhanney is pleased to announce the appointment of Harry H. Kim as Environmental Business Lead for its Prairies Region
Based out of the Calgary branch, Harry Kim, PEng, is responsible
for leading McElhanney's rapidly growing environmental team in
Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Read More...
BCEIA 2015 Environment Guide Now Available Download the PDF version or request a print copy
The fifth edition of the British Columbia
Environment Industry Guide is your doorway to an
industry sector that is growing faster than the economy as a whole
- a sector full of opportunity for a new generation of highly
skilled and educated workers.
Our industry provides the services and support
needed to protect our natural and social environments in a period
of rapid expansion.
Site C survives first legal challenge
Hydro is one for one on seven cases brought against Site C
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.
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