Amendments to the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations Comments accepted until December 11, 2015
Environment and Climate Change Canada is amending the Export and
Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material
Regulations, 2005 (EIHWHRMR) to strengthen Canada's ability to meet
its obligations under the Basel Convention on Transboundary
Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. Read More...
Government Initiative: Reduce Red Tape for British Columbians Moderated discussion takes place online until December 3, 2015
NOVEMBER 19, 2015 - In the 2015 Throne Speech,
the Province of British Columbia committed to look at how citizens
interact with government services in order to reduce red tape for
British Columbians. Read More...
BCEIA 2015 Winter Social - Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available BCEIA & EMA Members Welcome! Thursday, November 19th in Vancouver, BC
Highlight your company to a broad spectrum of environmental
professionals! Your sponsorship ensures the continued success of
BCEIA Networking Events and supports the Association in its
development of the environmental industry in British Columbia. Read More...
Kwantlen Polytechic University Junior Environmental Tech Students Available KPU’s Environmental Protection Technology students are available for 12-16 weeks of work beginning January, 2016
Kwantlen Polytechic University students have a variety of
backgrounds, experience, and hands-on training that give them good
working knowledge of physical and life sciences, including biology,
ecology, toxicology, chemistry, physics and statistics. Read More...
BC Ministry of Environment: Site Profile and Soil Relocation Paper Comment Documents Posted Summary response documents now available online
OCTOBER 22, 2015 - The Ministry has carried out
consultation for the Discussion Papers entitled "Identification of
Potentially Contaminated Sites" (Site Profile Process) and
"Prevention of Site Contamination from Soil Relocation" (Soil
Relocation). Read More...
Environmental Law: Assessing the Value of Brownfield Properties Decision demonstrates that the value of a brownfield property cannot be assessed without consideration of the market for such a property
BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS, OCTOBER 21, 2015 - In
the recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court in
Victory Motors (Abbotsford) Ltd. v. British Columbia (Assessor
of Area No. 15 - Fraser Valley), the court considered how one
properly assesses, for taxation purposes, the value of a brownfield
property. Read More...
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...
BCEIA Luncheon on LNG Initiatives a Success Presentations Now Available for Download
The BCEIA hosted its annual fall luncheon on
October 2nd, at the Union Club in Victoria. 75 delegates from a
cross section of the British Columbia environment industry were in
attendance. The Union Club did not disappoint as a venue, and the
fall weather at Victoria's Inner Harbour was spectacular, both of
which contributed to the success of the event.
Three guest speakers took part - Gordon Wilson,
Brian Hansen and Ken Paulson. Read More...
GLOBE Mentorship Program to Issue New Call for Proposals Expressions of Interest from eligible companies now being accepted
October 8, 2015 - The Globe Group is
pleased to announce a new Call for Expressions of Interest for the
next intake of candidates for the GLOBE Mentorship
Program. Read More...
Next Week! BCEIA LNG Initiatives Luncheon - Limited Seats Remaining 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...
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