BCEIA News

BCEIA Victoria Fall Luncheon - Save the Date! Featured Speaker: Wes Shoemaker, Deputy Minister British Columbia Ministry of Environment

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Union Club of British Columbia

805 Gordon Street, Victoria, BC

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Legal Case Study: Taku River Tlingit First Nation V. British Columbia (Minister Of Environment), 2014 BCSC 1278, Supreme Court Of British Columbia (Macintosh J.)

BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS LLP JULY 18, 2014 - The Supreme Court of British Columbia allowed a petition brought by an Aboriginal group in relation to whether a mining project had "substantially started" within the meaning of s. 18(5) of the provincial Environmental Assessment Act. The Court ordered the Minister to make a fresh determination of this issue after proper consultation with the petitioners. Read More...

New Career Opportunities Posted - Hatfield Consultants Hiring a Water Resources Group Manager and Fisheries and Aquatics Manager

Hatfield Consultants are currently hiring for two positions in their North Vancouver office.  Read More...

BCEIA Members Winners at EMA of BC Awards Gala Congratulations to CARO Analytics and WorleyParsons!

BCEIA Members CARO Analytics and WorleyParsons were winners at EMA of BC's annuals Award Gala held at the Vancouver Yacht Club held on June 25th, 2014. Read More...

Second Intentions Paper for Land Based Spill Preparedness and Response in BC Consultation Period extended until Friday, July 25, 2014

The BC Ministry of Environment is committed to creating a world leading land based spill preparedness and response regime. As part of this process, the Ministry is presenting the second intentions paper for stakeholder review. The purpose of this intentions paper is to describe the Ministry's proposed policy direction and seek input on enhancing spill preparedness and response in BC. Read More...

URS Selected as Main Information Contractor for the LNG Canada Project BCEIA Member awarded contract for the project’s front-end engineering design phase

June 17, 2014 - URS Corporation has been awarded a contract by LNG Canada to serve as the main information contractor for its proposed project to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia. Read More...

2nd Annual BCEIA “Members at Work” Photo Contest Contest closes September 1st, 2014

The second annual BCEIA "Members at Work" Photo Contest is a great way to promote your environmental work in the field, office or facility! Read More...

Inaugural BEST Conference a Success! Save the date for BEST2015!

BEST2014 took place May 29-30, 2014 in Beautiful Whistler, BC at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Over 180 delegates attended two days of programming with sessions and panel discussions on Spill Response; Trends in Remediation; Urban and Brownfield Renewal; First Nations Relationships; Oil and Gas Industry; Risk and Environmental Assessment, and; Emerging Remediation Technologies. Read More...

BCEIA Elects 2014 Board of Directors Annual General Meeting held May 28, 2014

Following the Annual General Meeting held in Whistler, BC on May 28, 2014 the BCEIA is happy to announce the election of the following Members to its Board: Read More...

BEST2014: Pre-Conference Mountain Bike Adventure Join us Wednesday, May 28th at the Whistler Bike Park for a pre-conference rip on a full suspension mountain bike!

Environment Industry riders with Whistler Bike Park experience will join each group as they tear (or coast) down trails suitable to their skill level. First timers are encouraged and welcome! Read More...

BCEIA Headlines

B.C. tailings spill could hurt First Nations fisheries

TIMES-COLONIST, AUGUST 15, 2014 - For the first time in eight years, British Columbia's Quesnel River salmon stocks are expected to return in large enough numbers that First Nations in the area will be able to fill their food-fish quotas. Full Story

B.C. mines minister hopes offer will end First Nations blockade of new Imperial Metals mine

THE PROVINCE, AUGUST 14, 2014 - Mines Minister Bill Bennett hopes a new offer will end a First Nations blockade of a northwestern B.C. mine owned by the company that's involved in a tailings pond breach in the Cariboo. Full Story

Lax enforcement risks environment, projects

TIMES-COLONIST, AUGUST 10, 2014 - The Mount Polley Mine tailings-pond breach is the latest in a string of environmental disasters in B.C., and one that threatens to cast yet another chill over the entire natural-resource sector, from natural gas to aquaculture to pipelines to hardrock mining. Full Story

Environment Canada investigating B.C. tailings pond breach

Environment Canada has launched a federal investigation into a major tailings pond breach at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia
TORONTO STAR, AUGUST 7, 2014  - Environment Canada has launched a federal investigation into a major tailings pond breach at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia. Full Story

Premier's LNG plans hit a snag as major investor out of Kitmat LNG project

The news comes only one month after Premier Christy Clark took a tour of the Kitimat site to promote the LNG industry
VANCOUVER OBSERVER, AUGUST 1, 2014  - The future of a major LNG project in Kitimat has been thrown into uncertainty, after one of its main backers has decided to walk out. Houston-based Apache Corporation says it will leave Kitimat LNG, which was a joint project with Chevron. Full Article

Agricultural trade appears unaffected by B.C. carbon tax

PHYS.ORG, JULY 23, 2014 - British Columbia's carbon tax does not appear to have had a measurable impact on international agricultural trade, despite concerns it would greatly reduce the BC industry's competitiveness, according to new analysis commissioned by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS). Full Article

Canada’s envoy to U.S. pushes Keystone plan at B.C. summit

GLOBE & MAIL, JULY 22  - United States ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman had little to say Tuesday about a possible decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, but that didn't stop Canada's U.S. ambassador from bluntly stating there's no proof that the pipeline shouldn't be built. Full Article

LNG industry in BC would cut pollution in China, Clark claims

B.C. premier said proposed LNG industry in her province would also reduce smog in Los Angeles
CLEANTECH CANADA, JULY 22, 2014 - Premier Christy Clark says British Columbia's proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry has the power to fight air pollution in China and clear up smog in Los Angeles. Full Article

Industrial growth should not harm Kitimat if emissions managed, Polak says

GLOBE & MAIL, JULY 18, 2014 - New industrial growth in the Kitimat area would not damage people's health or the environment as long as emissions are properly managed, B.C. Full Article

Minister Fast Announces Support for Clean Technology in British Columbia

DIGITAL JOURNAL, JULY 14, 2014 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for Abbotsford, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced an investment of over $4.1 million under the Harper Government's ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) for an innovative clean energy project in British Columbia. Full Article

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