Sub-national governments like B.C. lead in climate action

BEST2016 - Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available! May 25 - 27, 2016 | Fairmont Chateau Whistler​ | Whistler, BC

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2015 Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Report now available on the Office of the Auditor General of Canada web site

JANUARY 20, 2016 - The Commissioner of the Environment and of Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, has tabled the 2015 Fall Report in the House of Commons. Read More...

FCM announces 2016 Sustainable Communities Award Recipients Winners will be formally recognized at a special ceremony on February 10th

JANUARY 20, 2016 - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is announcing the recipients of the 2016 Sustainable Communities Awards, showcasing the very best in local environmental practices. Read More...

Government of Canada FAQ: Request for Information for Real Property Initiatives Public Services and Procurement Canada is seeking feedback from real property and real estate firms

Further to the successful implementation of the RP-1 and RP-2 contracting mechanisms, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), formerly Public Works and Government Services Canada, is pursuing its service management strategy and exploring other sourcing opportunities. Read More...

BEST2016 - Early Bird Registration Now Open! May 25 - 27, 2016 | Fairmont Chateau Whistler​

Save up to $150 on regular price!
The British Columbia Environment Industry Association's BEST Conference is the premier Environmental Business Conference in the province of British Columbia.
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Land Based Spill Preparedness and Response in B.C. - Subscribe to Ministry of Environment Updates Receive notification when new policy document is published later this month

On June 15, 2015 the Province announced plans to proceed with developing and implementing a world-leading spill response regime. Based on extensive consultation, the Ministry of Environment is making three critical changes to the current spill preparedness and response in B.C: Read More...

Survey: Advanced Certificate in GIS for Industry Professionals BCIT conducting needs assessment for Advanced Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

The BCIT Geographic Information System department is undertaking a needs assessment to determine the feasibility of offering an Advanced Certificate in GIS targeted to individuals who already possess a professional degree and career. This Advanced Certificate could meet the ongoing educational credits required by individuals in various government and private sector organizations, and would allow interested professionals to broaden their existing skill set and make use of newer mapping technologies. Read More...

Government of Canada and FCM fund 12 leading communities in strategic asset management initiative $1,000,000 LAMP Program to support efforts in asset managment

DECEMBER 15, 2015 - The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today announced Green Municipal Fund (GMF) grants to 12 different communities for a combined total of $1,028,835 dollars to support their pioneering efforts in asset management through the new Leadership in Asset Management Program (LAMP). Read More...

Legal Case Study: The Latest Word from the BC Court of Appeal on Cost Recovery under the EMA J.I. Properties v. PPG Architectural Coatings Canada Ltd., 2015 BCCA 472

by Adam Way, Harper Grey LLP

On November 20, 2015, the British Columbia Court of Appeal issued reasons for judgment in the much-anticipated decision of J.I. Properties Inc. v. PPG Architectural Coatings Canada Ltd., 2015 BCCA 472, the latest major case dealing with key aspects of the cost recovery regime under theEnvironmental Management Act, S.B.C. 2003, c. 53 (the "EMA").
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Hemmera Named One of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2015 BCEIA Member recognized for its unique corporate culture

NOVEMBER 25,2015 - Hemmera is proud to announce that it has been recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as one of  Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ of 2015. This annual award program recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Read More...

Keystone Environmental Awarded First Place in the BCEIA "Members at Work" Photo Contest Congratulations to Hemmera and McCue Engineering Contractors for their Second and Third Place Photos

The third annual 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 past year. Read More...

Amendments to the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations Comments accepted until December 11, 2015

Environment and Climate Change Canada is amending the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations, 2005 (EIHWHRMR) to strengthen Canada's ability to meet its obligations under the Basel Convention on Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. Read More...

Government Initiative: Reduce Red Tape for British Columbians Moderated discussion takes place online until December 3, 2015

NOVEMBER 19, 2015 - In the 2015 Throne Speech, the Province of British Columbia committed to look at how citizens interact with government services in order to reduce red tape for British Columbians. Read More...

BCEIA 2015 Winter Social - Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available BCEIA & EMA Members Welcome! Thursday, November 19th in Vancouver, BC

Highlight your company to a broad spectrum of environmental professionals! Your sponsorship ensures the continued success of BCEIA Networking Events and supports the Association in its development of the environmental industry in British Columbia. Read More...

Kwantlen Polytechic University Junior Environmental Tech Students Available KPU’s Environmental Protection Technology students are available for 12-16 weeks of work beginning January, 2016

Kwantlen Polytechic University students have a variety of backgrounds, experience, and hands-on training that give them good working knowledge of physical and life sciences, including biology, ecology, toxicology, chemistry, physics and statistics. Read More...

BC Ministry of Environment: Site Profile and Soil Relocation Paper Comment Documents Posted Summary response documents now available online

OCTOBER 22, 2015 - The Ministry has carried out consultation for the Discussion Papers entitled "Identification of Potentially Contaminated Sites" (Site Profile Process) and "Prevention of Site Contamination from Soil Relocation" (Soil Relocation). Read More...

Environmental Law: Assessing the Value of Brownfield Properties Decision demonstrates that the value of a brownfield property cannot be assessed without consideration of the market for such a property

BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS, OCTOBER 21, 2015 - In the recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court in Victory Motors (Abbotsford) Ltd. v. British Columbia (Assessor of Area No. 15 - Fraser Valley), the court considered how one properly assesses, for taxation purposes, the value of a brownfield property. Read More...

BCEIA 2015 Winter Social BCEIA & EMA Members Welcome! Thursday, November 19th in Vancouver, BC

Join the British Columbia Environment Industry Association for its 2015 Winter Social! Registration is free and limited to BCEIA and EMA members in good standing. Read More...

BCEIA Luncheon on LNG Initiatives a Success Presentations Now Available for Download

The BCEIA hosted its annual fall luncheon on October 2nd, at the Union Club in Victoria. 75 delegates from a cross section of the British Columbia environment industry were in attendance. The Union Club did not disappoint as a venue, and the fall weather at Victoria's Inner Harbour was spectacular, both of which contributed to the success of the event.

Three guest speakers took part - Gordon Wilson, Brian Hansen and Ken Paulson. Read More...

GLOBE Mentorship Program to Issue New Call for Proposals Expressions of Interest from eligible companies now being accepted

October 8, 2015 - The Globe Group is pleased to announce a new Call for Expressions of Interest for the next intake of candidates for the GLOBE Mentorship Program. Read More...