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...
Inaugural BEST Conference a Success! Save the date for BEST2015!
BEST2014 took place May 29-30, 2014 in
Beautiful Whistler, BC at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Over
180 delegates attended two days of
programming with sessions and panel
discussions on Spill Response; Trends in Remediation; Urban and
Brownfield Renewal; First Nations Relationships; Oil and Gas
Industry; Risk and Environmental Assessment, and; Emerging
Remediation Technologies. Read More...
BCEIA Elects 2014 Board of Directors Annual General Meeting held May 28, 2014
Following the Annual General Meeting held in Whistler, BC on May
28, 2014 the BCEIA is happy to announce the election of the
following Members to its Board: Read More...
BEST2014: Pre-Conference Mountain Bike Adventure Join us Wednesday, May 28th at the Whistler Bike Park for a pre-conference rip on a full suspension mountain bike!
Environment Industry riders with Whistler Bike Park
experience will join each group as they tear (or coast) down trails
suitable to their skill level. First timers are encouraged and
welcome! Read More...
BEST2014 - Friday Keynote Speaker Announced Sustainability Strategist and Provocateur, Lelya Acaroglu, to speak at luncheon on May 30
The BCEIA is pleased to
announce BEST2014 Keynote
Speaker on Friday, May 30 will be
Sustainability Strategist and Provocateur, Lelya
Acaroglu on the
topic "Solving environmental problems
through systems thinking." Read More...
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...