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...
Green Coast Rubbish Better Business Bureau Award Winners BCEIA Member Named Winner of BBB Torch Award
The Better Business Bureau of Mainland B.C. recently announced
the winners of the 6th Annual Torch Awards. The BCEIA would like to
Coast Rubbish, winners of the Green category. Read More...
British Columbia Water Sustainability Act - Website Launched Comments being accepted until November 15, 2014
The BC Ministry of the Environment has released the
Government's A Water
Sustainability Act for B.C. Legislative Proposal. British
Columbia's current Water Act was established more than 100 years
ago, and although it has evolved over the years, it is no longer
adequate to address the growing population, expanding development
and changing climate. The purpose of the new Water Sustainability
Act is to help ensure that the water stays healthy and secure for
future generations. Read More...
Promising cleantech projects get Government of Canada support $14.7 million investment supports four new clean technology projects
OCTOBER 22, 2013 - The Government of
Canada is showing its commitment to a green Canadian economy with
an in investment of $14.7 million to help four new clean technology
projects from across the country reach commercialization. The
announcement was made today by the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister
of Natural Resources, and Dr. Vicky Sharpe, President and CEO of
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). Read More...
BCEIA Brownfield Breakfast - Ecowaste Landfill, Designed with the Future in Mind Takes place Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - registration now open!
Many of us working locally in the environmental field have sent
contaminated soils and wastes to the Ecowaste facility. Through
this presentation you will learn how those waste materials are an
important part of the business and land development strategy for
Ecowaste. Read More...
Chris McCue to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award BCEIA Member to Receive KPU Distinguished Alumni Award
Chris McCue, president of McCue Environmental Contracting
Inc, is one of four Kwantlen Polytechnic University Alumni who will
receive a Distinguished Alumni Award on October 24,
The KPU Distinguished Alumni Award is a prestigious
award presented to KPU Alumni who have enhanced the reputation of
the University through their outstanding career, public and
community service, athletic, arts and culture, or academic
achievements. Read More...
Concept Controls Expands with New Corporate US Headquarters Texas headquarters to open in December, 2013
BCEIA Member Concept Controls is excited to announce their
expansion into the United States with the launch of our Corporate
US headquarters at 1318 Underwood
Road in Deer Park, Texas. This office will open
for business in December 2013 and will provide sales, service, and
rentals of our gas detection, industrial hygiene, groundwater
monitoring, and other instrumentation from top
manufacturers. Read More...