BCEIA News

BEST2015 - Bettering Environmental Stewardship and Technology Conference We hope we can count on your support for the second annual event!

Join us at BEST2015 for networking receptions, a trade show, and 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...

BEST2015: Pre-Conference Mountain Bike Adventure Nelson Environmental Remediation invites participants for a mountain bike ride onTuesday, May 19

Join Nelson Environmental Remediation for a mountain bike ride on Whistler's Lost Lake trail system on Tuesday, May 19. The ride will begin promptly at 12:00 PM, when the group will meet in front of the Hotel and ride from there to the trail head.  Read More...

2015 BCEIA Board of Directors: Applications Now Being Accepted Expressions of Interest to be received by March 31, 2015

Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to network and gain valuable insight into the Environment Industry. The BCEIA will choose its 2015 Board of Directors at the Association's Annual General Meeting at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler on May 19, 2015. Read More...

BCEIA Annual General Meeting Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 3-5:00 PM | Chateau Fairmont Whistler

NOTICE is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting of the Members of the British Columbia Environment Industry Association - also known as the BCEIA - will be held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 3 to 5PM. Read More...

McCue Engineering Contractors Celebrates 15th Anniversary BCEIA Member provides contracting services to consulting, engineering, mining, oil & gas and industrial sector clients

MARCH 26, 2015This year marks the 15th anniversary of McCue Engineering Contractors, an award-winning Canadian company headquartered in Vancouver BC.  McCue has provided specialized contracting services to consulting, engineering, mining, oil & gas and industrial sector clients in Canada and the US since its inception in 2000.  Read More...

SDTC Looking for Canada’s Next Cleantech Innovators The SD Tech Fund and Natural Gas Fund are open for applications until April 15, 2015

On behalf of the Government of Canada, SDTC is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs. Read More...

Call for Expressions of Interest for Mentorship Program for BC-based SMEs New initiative extends the GLOBE mentorship program

GLOBE-NET, MARCH 17, 2015 - The GLOBE Foundation has issued a Call for Expressions of Interest for the new Mentorship Program for British Columbia-based pre-commercial SME entrepreneurs operating primarily in the environmental, clean technology and renewable energy sectors. Read More...

14th Annual Environmental Cup Hockey Tournament Team Spots Now Full - Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Invitational Tournament Supported by the British Columbia Environment Industry Association - May 1 to 3, 2015 | Planet Ice, Delta Arena | 10388 Nordel Court Read More...

Hemmera Welcomes New Shareholders 22 employees from across Canada selected as new shareholders

February 11, 2015 - Hemmera is pleased to announce that 22 long-standing, exemplary employees have become Hemmera's newest shareholders. These individuals were selected because of their dedication, integrity, and exceptional leadership. Our newest shareholders include employees from our five locations across Canada.  Read More...

GLOBE Series Announcement from John D. Wiebe Nancy Wright to take over as Chief Operating Officer of Globe Series

JANUARY 23, 2014 - "I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and you're feeling re-energized for the coming year.   As we enter 2015, new challenges and inspirations abound, bringing fresh ideas, successes and often new and exciting partnerships."

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BCEIA Headlines

Oil and gas health risks low in northeast B.C., report finds

GLOBE & MAIL, MARCH 26, 2015 - A long-awaited study into the health risks associated with the oil and gas industry in northeast British Columbia has concluded there is a low probability of adverse effects from exposure to contaminants. Full Article

Electric car buyers get $5K rebate under new B.C. government incentive

Provincial government is introducing new rebate program for clean energy vehicles
CBC NEWS, MARCH 23, 2015- People who buy a clean energy vehicle - including some electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles - after April 1, 2015 will be eligible for a rebate of up to $6,000, the B.C. government announced Monday. Full Article

Mount Polley disaster prompts new tailings ponds regulations

MINING.COM, MARCH 20, 2015  - Miners planning to set up shop in Canada's British Columbia will now have to consider alternatives to wet tailings ponds, according to new provincial environmental regulations prompted by last year's failure of Imperial Metals' (TSX:III) Mount Polley tailings pond failure. Full Article

B.C. aboriginal band enacts laws to govern territory after historic court win

CANADIAN PRESS, MARCH 20, 2015 - A British Columbia aboriginal nation granted rights and title by Canada's high court has introduced its own laws governing its territory and resources within the area. Read More

B.C. First Nations leaders upset after Victoria extends mine permit without consultation

THE PROVINCE, JANUARY 16, 2015 - First Nations leaders are dismayed that the British Columbia government has extended environmental assessment certificates for two controversial mine projects. Full Article

Exxon to Invest $25 Billion in BC LNG

Exxon and its Canadian partners have filed to move forward on a new LNG project in western Canada
OIL & GAS 360, JANUARY 14, 2015 - ExxonMobil and its Canadian partner Imperial Oil Ltd. have taken a step forward in the process of developing the WCC LNG project in British Columbia, Canada. WCC LNG filed an environmental assessment and project description for its proposed project on January 7, initiating the environmental pre-approval process for the liquid natural gas (LNG) project. Full Article

LNG venture seeks environmental assessment to build on old pulp mill site

GLOBE & MAIL, JANUARY 13, 2015 - A liquefied natural gas venture near Squamish has applied to obtain an environmental assessment certificate, saying the project is slated for property that is already zoned for industrial use. Full Article

MLA wants tougher rules on B.C. pipelines earmarked for LNG projects

GLOBE & MAIL, JANUARY 6, 2014 - A proposed network of pipelines from natural gas fields in British Columbia's northeast to liquefied natural gas export plants in the northwest will not be permitted to pump oil and diluted bitumen, the provincial government says. Full Article

Geothermal industry stalled in Canada despite bounty of resources

GLOBE & MAIL, JANUARY 4, 2015 - Geothermal power - where electricity is generated from turbines powered by hot water or steam from underground - has taken hold in two dozen countries around the world. Yet Canada, which has plentiful geothermal resources, especially in the West, remains a blank slate. Full Article

Commentary: Canadian prosperity requires a strong resource industry

GLOBE & MAIL, JANUARY 4, 2015 - It's been thirty years since Mancur Olson, the late American Economist, wrote The Rise and Decline of Nations. The premise of his widely acclaimed book is the longer a society enjoys political stability, the more likely it is to develop powerful special interest groups that erode economic prosperity. His words have proven prescient as we witness Europe's debt-burdened stagnation and degeneration of the U.S. Congress into fractious ideological gridlock. Full Article

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