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BCEIA Victoria Fall Luncheon - Save the Date! 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

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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...