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.
McCue Engineering Contractors Introduces New Service BCEIA Member now a certified Liquid Boot applicator and the only certified applicator in B.C.
To complement their soil vapour management services, McCue
Engineering Contractors now has the capability
to apply Liquid Boot, which is a cold spray-applied,
water-based membrane that shields against vapour
intrusion. Read More...
FCM launches new peer-learning program to help communities remediate and redevelop contaminated sites Leadership in Brownfield Renewal (LiBRe) activities to begin in September
June 17, 2015, Toronto, ON - Today,
the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) launched a new
program to help municipalities better understand, navigate and
reduce the barriers to brownfield redevelopment. FCM unveiled the
program at the Canadian Brownfields Network's annual conference in
Toronto, ON. Read More...
2015 Environmental Management Awards - Finalists Announced! June 18, 2015 | Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Point Grey
The EMA awards are dedicated to recognizing and celebrating
extraordinary achievements in environmental management.
Congratulations to the BCEIA Member on this year's finalists list -
ALS Environmental, CARO Analytical Services, Maxxam Analytics,
Stantec, and Triton Environmental Consultants Ltd.! Read More...
3rd Annual BCEIA 'Members at Work' Photo Contest Contest closes September 1st, 2015
The third annual BCEIA "Members at Work" Photo Contest is
now open to all BCEIA members. The contest is a great way to
promote your environmental work in the field, office or
facility! Read More...
Public Comments Invited - WesPac Tilbury Marine Jetty Project Written comments must be submitted by June 11, 2015
OTTAWA, May 22, 2015 - As part of the
strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act,
2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government's
Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Canadian
Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a
federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed WesPac Tilbury Marine Jetty Project, located
in British Columbia. Read More...
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