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Bettering Environmental Stewardship and Technology Conference (BEST2015) - Sponsorship Opportunities & Registration Now Open! We hope we can count on your support for the second annual event!

Sponsorship of the BEST2015 Conference is an excellent way to promote your company to leading environment industry organizations in Western Canada. Read More...

Consultation on SARA Listing Process for Terrestrial Species 2014 and 2015 Public comments now being accepted

JANUARY 16, 2015 - Environment Canada is committed to working with interested parties to ensure the protection of species at risk and their critical habitats and is seeking comments on the potential impacts of amending Schedule 1, the List of Wildlife Species at Risk under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). 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...

BC Western Diversification Program Call for Proposals Information Sessions Now Scheduled

Western Diversification Program Call for Proposals information sessions are targeted to not-for-profit organizations that are eligible for funding under the WDP. These sessions will provide potential applicants with an overview of the application process, current priority areas and timelines.  Read More...

Public Comments Invited - WCC LNG Project Written comments to be submitted by February 2, 2015

JANUARY 12, 2015 /CNW/ - As part of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed  WCC LNG Project, located in  British Columbia. To assist it in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. Read More...

BCHAZMAT Management Ltd. Nominated for 2015 Business Awards BCEIA Member a Recognized Leader in the Field of Hazardous Materials Management

Recently recognized as 2014 Green Business of the Year with a Crystal Award from the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Crystal Award, BCHAZMAT Management Ltd. has already been nominated for several awards in 2015. Read More...

Ambleside Environmental Participant in the Habitat for Humanity Woman Build initiative BCEIA Member attempting to raise $10,000 for housing initiative

As an environmental firm that works in construction, Ambleside Environmental is trying to raise $10,000 to support Habitat for Humanity's "Women Build" Initiative, and help build homes for its sponsor families. Read More...

Notice to BCEIA Members: 2015 Membership Renewals 2015 renewal invoices will be emailed shortly

Historically, invoicing for annual membership fees has been done on the anniversary date of when the member company joined the BCEIA. As our membership grows, this procedure is becoming more difficult to administer and track particularly with respect to the collection of membership fees.  Read More...

Ambleside Environmental Introduces a Fresh New Look BCEIA Member introduces a new logo and redesigned website

BCEIA Member Ambleside Consulting Ltd. is pleased to announce their name and logo have undergone a significant transformation - congratulations to Ambleside Environmental and their fresh new look! Read More...

Triton Environmental Consultants Awarded First Place in the BCEIA "Members at Work" Photo Contest Congratulations to McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. and Keystone Environmental for their Second and Third Place Photos

The second anuual  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 past year. Read More...

Request for Feature Articles 2015 British Columbia Environment Industry Guide

BCEIA is looking for feature articles from current members for the  2015 Environment Industry Guide. The Industry Guide is distributed to over 3,000 environmental professionals, industry representatives, and laboratory personnel.  Distribution is by mail, online, and handouts at conferences, trade shows, and environmental events across Canada. Read More...

BCEIA Brownfield Winter Social - Registration Now Open! Thursday November 27th - 4 to 7 pm

Join the BCEIA Brownfield Committee for our 2014 Winter Social -  registration is free and and open to BCEIA members in good standing. Read More...

BC HAZMAT Management Ltd. Awarded Green Business of the Year Award BCEIA Member Winner in Peninsula Commerce Crystal Awards

OCTOBER 24, 2014 - BC HAZMAT Management Ltd. has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Green Business of the Year by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. The Crystal Awards for Business Excellence were announced at a gala dinner held in Victoria on October 23rd. Read More...

Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators Fall 2014 Update from Environment Canada

OCTOBER 9, 2014 - Environment Canada is pleased to announce the update of four existing indicators on the  Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) website. Read More...

Competition launched to fund new CECR commercialization centres Letters of Intent due March 6, 2015

OCTOBER 9, 2014 - The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) has launched a competition for new funding under its innovative Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program. The program funds centres that bridge the challenging gap between innovation and commercialization. Read More...

Site Profile and Soil Relocation Discussion Documents Posted Public comment period extended to Monday, February 2, 2015

OCTOBER 9, 2014 -  The Ministry of Environment is reviewing aspects of British Columbia's site remediation legal regime.  Discussion papers have been developed that focus on the prevention of site contamination from soil relocation and the mechanism for identifying potentially contaminated sites (the site profile process). Read More...

BEST2015 - Call for Abstracts Now Open! Presenters receive 50% off the conference registration price

The British Columbia Environment Industry Association invites submissions of papers and technical presentations for its second annual Bettering Environmental Stewardship and Technology (BEST 2015) Conference to be held in beautiful Whistler, BC May 19 - 21, 2015. Read More...

Canada and the UK launch joint research competition to develop enhanced sensing technologies for tidal energy applications $1.4 million CAD in collaborative R&D projects - competition opens October 6th

The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) and Innovate UK (the new name of the Technology Strategy Board) are jointly investing approximately $1.4 million CAD (approximately £755,000) in collaborative R&D projects to develop enhanced sensing technologies for tidal in-stream energy applications. The objective of this competition is to develop the technologies to lead to the acquisition of better data, improved data analysis, and collection methods that facilitate in the reduction of risk, uncertainty and cost to the tidal in-stream energy industry. Read More...

BCEIA Victoria Fall Luncheon - Presentations Announced! Featured Speakers: Wes Shoemaker, Deputy Minister, BC Ministry of Environment & Genevieve Martin, Environmental Risk Manager, BC Hydro

The Union Club of British Columbia
805 Gordon Street, Victoria, BC Read More...

Legal Case Study: Cost Recovery under the EMA - J.I. Properties Inc. v. PPG Architectural Coatings Canada Inc. Case Comment by Una Radoja and Kimberley Fenwick, Harper Grey LLP

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 - On August 25, 2014, the BC Supreme Court rendered a ruling in a cost recovery action brought by J.I. Properties Inc. against PPG Architectural Coatings Canada Inc. pursuant to the Environmental Management Act, R.S.B.C 2003, c. 53. The Plaintiff obtained a judgment against the Defendant in the amount of $4,750,000, representing the reasonable costs incurred by the Plaintiff in investigating and remediating James Island, located between the Saanich Peninsula and Sidney Island, BC.  Read More...