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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 the  Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 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

OTTAWADecember 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

November 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...