Darrell Desjardin to Lead Hemmera’s Alberta Operations Desjardin Named as Regional Vice President
Calgary, AB - April 9, 2014 -
Hemmera is pleased to announce that Darrell Desjardin will be
joining their Calgary team as Regional Vice President. Darrell will
be leading all aspects of Hemmera's Alberta
operations. Read More...
BCEIA: NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Meeting to be held May 28, 2014 from 3 to 5PM at the Fairmont Chateau 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
theFairmont Chateau Whitler, Whistler,
BC on Wednesday, May
28, 2014 from 3 to 5PM. Read More...
Fortis Electric Utility Plans to Slash its Conservation Programs in South-Central British Columbia How quickly should a utility ramp up or down its energy conservation programs in response to changing circumstances?
BCSEA E-NEWS, March 25,
2014 - FortisBC's electric utility in
south-central BC raised that question forcefully in its latest
energy conservation plan, which it has submitted to the Utilities
Commission for approval. Read More...
Why Become An Environmental Professional (EP)? With Canada’s growing environmental sector, how do you ensure you stand out from the crowd? Learn how the Environmental Professional (EP) designation can enhance your environmental career.
According to ECO Canada's latest
research, Canada's environmental sector is
growing. There are over 1.7 million environmental employees
in Canada, representing 10% of Canada's total workforce. Within the
past two decades, Canada's environmental professionals have
increased ten-fold. Read More...
Water Sustainability Act (Bill 18) introduced into BC Legislature Letter from Mary Polak, Minister of the Environment
MARCH 11, 2014 - I am pleased to
introduce the Water Sustainability Act into the
B.C. Legislature as Bill 18 today. This legislation
delivers on government's commitment to modernize B.C.'s water laws,
regulate groundwater use and strengthen provincial water management
in light of growing demands on water and our changing
climate. Read More...
Notice of Ministry of Environment Administrative Penalties Program Deadline for comments extended to March 28, 2014
MARCH 12, 2014 -
In January 2014 the Ministry of Environment posted an information paper outlining its intention to
introduce an administrative penalty program under the Environmental
Management Act and the Integrated Pest Management Act. Read More...
BEST2014 - Keynote Speaker Announced! Bettering Environmental Stewardship and Technology Conference Agenda - May 29-30, Whistler, BC
The BCEIA is pleased to announce
BEST2014 Keynote Speaker, David
Hughes on the topic "The Energy Sustainability
Dilemma: Can the Shale Revolution Bail Us Out?" Read More...
Legal Note: B.C. Environmental Appeal Board Constrains Environmental Permitting Decision reached in case of Ronald Witherspoon et al. versus Director, Environmental Management Act
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, February 20,
2014 - A recent decision of
the British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board narrows the scope
of the Ministry of Environment's considerations when determining
whether permits should be issued under the
Environmental Management Act (EMA), and will
likely reduce the scope of future appeals to the
Board. Read More...
Call for Nominations for the 2014 Environmental Management Awards Nominations deadline is March 10, 2014
The EMA of BC is now accepting nominations for the
2014 Environmental Management
Awards. The2014 Awards
Celebration will be an evening dedicated to
recognizing and celebrating extraordinary achievements in
environmental management, culminating in the presentation of
members and owners plaques and individual environmental managers
trophies. Read More...
Hemmera Expands to Ontario Toronto Office Leaders Announced
Hemmera is proud to announce an expansion of
services into Ontario. Meet the Toronto office leaders who will be
growing the Hemmera team in the coming months. Read More...
2014 BCEIA Board of Directors: Applications Now Being Accepted Interested in Becoming a Member of the Board?
Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to network and gain
valuable insight into the Environment Industry. The BCEIA
will choose its 2014 Board of Directors at the Association's Annual
General Meeting in April. Board Member positions are open to
any BCEIA member. Read More...
BEST2014 Conference - Early Bird Registration Now Open! Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology Conference
The BCEIA's inaugural conference BEST2014 takes place May
28 to 30, 2014 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in
beautiful Whistler, British Columbia. Read More...
Global leader Bureau Veritas signs an agreement to acquire Maxxam Analytics To remain business-as-usual for BCEIA Member and its customers
Maxxam Analytics is pleased to announce an exciting change
in ownership for the company. Bureau Veritas, a global leader in
testing, inspection and certification services, acquired Maxxam to
further strengthen its position in Canada. Read More...
Prince Rupert LNG Project Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment
OTTAWA, December 13,
2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian
Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated a total
of $241,036 to eight applicants to
support their participation in the federal environmental assessment
of the proposed Prince Rupert LNG Project located in
British Columbia. Read More...
Letter of Intent to Consult on the Proposed Amendments to the Environmental Emergency Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 Environment Canada to consult Canadians in late 2013 and early 2014
In the fall of 2013, Environment Canada will start public
consultations regarding the proposed amendments to the
Environmental Emergency Regulations(E2 Regulations). The purpose of
the amendments is to better protect Canadians and their environment
from environmental emergencies, and to provide the regulated
community with clarity on existing regulatory
requirements. Read More...
BC SEA: Government-Imposed Hydro Rates Compound the Problem The BC Sustainable Energy Association maintains that electricity prices should cover the actual cost of the service
28, 2013 - The BC
Sustainable Energy Association said today that BC Hydro's rate increases
aren't high enough to cover the actual cost of providing
electricity to customers. Read More...
Hemmera and McCue Environmental Contracting Tie for First Place in the BCEIA "Members at Work" Photo Contest Congratulations to Keystone Environmental and Tervita for their 2nd and 3rd place finishes
The first BCEIA "Members at Work" Photo Contest received a
number of high quality entries from amateur photographers within
its Members organizations. Qualifying photos encompassed a wide
range of subjects and included any photos taken during work in the
environmental industry in the 2012 calendar year. Read More...
TechGREEN Award Announced Congratulations to BCEIA Director Chris McCue of McCue Environmental Contracting
Chris McCue, president of McCue Environmental Contracting
Inc., was presented with the 2013 TechGREEN Award (Corporation)
from the Applied Scientists, Technicians and Technologists of BC at
an awards gala on November 2nd, 2013.
The TechGREEN Award is granted to an ASTTBC member,
corporation or organization contributing to a 'green' economy and
sustainable society. It recognizes those who take a lead role
or have a substantial involvement in initiatives that have a
positive impact on green living, sustainable best practices, energy
conservation and environmental benefit. Read More...
Environment Commissioner's 2013 Fall Report 2013 Fall Report tabled in the House of Commons
NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - Despite efforts
over decades and progress in some areas, the government has not met
key legislative responsibilities, deadlines, and commitments to
protect nature and advance sustainable development, says
Neil Maxwell, interim Commissioner of the Environment and
Sustainable Development (CESD), in his Fall 2013 report tabled
today in Parliament. Read More...
Call for Expressions of Interest: Biological Greenhouse Gas Management Applications being accepted until February 21, 2014
The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation
has CAD $40 million in funding available for innovative projects
that will reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions, or enhance
carbon sequestration, through the use of biological organisms such
as plants, animals or microbes. Read More...