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 closes on December 10, 2014
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...
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) Funding Call for Applications is Now Open Applications being accepted until October 15, 2014
On behalf of the Government of Canada, SDTC is looking for the
next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs. The SD Tech
Fund™ and the SD Natural Gas Fund™ are open for applications
from August 27 to October 15, 2014. Read More...
ECO Canada 2014 Survey of Environmental Workers Please support this important environment industry initiative
ECO Canada is the major Canadian supplier of Labour Market
Information in the environmental industry and certifies
environmental professionals (EP). The ECO Canada
Research Team is currently conducting a research project to
understand what aspects of the current environmental sector
framework need to be revised. Input from environmental workers is
vital in helping ECO ensure that they are providing an updated
representation of the environmental work in Canada for all to use.
The results of the survey will be incorporated in a final report
that will be publicly available in ECO website. Read More...
2nd Annual BCEIA “Members at Work” Photo Contest Deadline extended to September 30th
The second annual BCEIA "Members at Work" Photo Contest is
now open to all BCEIA members! The contest is a great way to
promote your environmental work in the field, office or
facility! Read More...
New Analytical Methods Approved Developed with the assistance of the British Columbia Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee
AUGUST 28, 2014 - New analytical
methods, developed by the Ministry of the Environment with the
assistance of the British Columbia Environmental Laboratory
Technical Advisory Committee (BCELTAC), have been approved by the
Director. Read More...
Public Comments Invited - Brucejack Gold Mine Project Public Consultations to take place August 27 to October 10, 2014
CNW, AUGUST 20, 2014 - As part
of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental
Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the
government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting
a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Brucejack Gold Mine Project, located 65
kilometres north-northwest of Stewart, British
Columbia. Read More...
Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative Upcoming Information Sessions - Commercialization Funding for SMEs
Are you an innovative B.C. company? There is a wide-range
of government and government-funded programs available that are
supporting innovative companies across the province. Programs
include: Read More...
BCEIA Victoria Fall Luncheon 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
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...