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Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators Fall 2014 Update from Environment Canada

OCTOBER 9, 2014 - Environment Canada is pleased to announce the update of four existing indicators on the  Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) website. Read More...

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
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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

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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...