BCEIA 2015 Winter Social BCEIA & EMA Members Welcome! Thursday, November 19th in Vancouver, BC

Join the British Columbia Environment Industry Association for its 2015 Winter Social! Registration is free and limited to BCEIA and EMA members in good standing. Read More...

Next Week! BCEIA LNG Initiatives Luncheon - Limited Seats Remaining Annual fall luncheon to take place Friday, October 2nd at the Union Club

Register Online! Featured presenters:

Ken Paulson - Chief Operating Officer with the BC Oil and Gas Commission
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 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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