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December 1, 2016 News

New Contaminated Sites Regulations in British Columbia

by John Nicholson

On September 21, 2016, the Minister of Environment Mary Polak amended the Contaminated Sites Regulation, B.C. Reg. 375/96 (the “Regulations”).  The amendments took effect November 1st, 2017, following a 12-month transition period, and have been a long time coming, as

December 1, 2016 News

New Tool for getting Cutting Edge Environmental Technology to Market

by John Nicholson

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently published a new standard to help companies that are developing innovative environmental technologies reach new markets.  ISO 14034:2016, Environmental management – Environmental technology verification (ETV), will provide independent verification of the performance of

December 1, 2016 News

CHAR Technologies Ltd. CEO Named Young Entrepreneur of the Year

by John Nicholson

CHAR Technologies Ltd. (the “Corporation”) (TSX VENTURE:YES) is pleased to announce that CEO Andrew White was named as Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBBAs), hosted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (http://bit.ly/2ccPbrO ). “I’m

December 1, 2016 News

Webinar on Vapour Intrusion

by John Nicholson

Land Science® is presenting a webinar with Dr. Blayne Hartman, a key thought leader in the field of vapor intrusion research and solutions on December 13th at 2 pm EST.  During this webinar presentation, Dr. Hartman will discuss the latest

November 24, 2016 News

Court Denies Municipality copy of Industry’s Hazardous Assessment Report

by Stanely D. Berger, B.C.L., L.L.C., Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, Fogler Rubinoff

Decision and Implications On October 13, 2016 the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench in Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries Ltd. (CCRL) v. the City of Regina 2016 SKQB 335 held that information in a major instance hazard assessment report, prepared by Marsh Risk Consulting

November 24, 2016 News

Uber for Trucking Launched

by John Nicholson

The bane of taxis drivers around the world, Uber recently launched a new division called Uber Freight.  The plan to develop Uber Freight includes the introduction of self-driving trucks after the company bought Otto, a self-driving trucking company in the

November 24, 2016 News

What Dangerous Goods are Crossing the Border at Windsor?

by John Nicholson

The City of Windsor recently released a list from CN and CP of the types of dangerous goods that passed through Windsor in 2015 as can be seen below.  

November 24, 2016 Feature

Court Denies Municipality Access to Industry’s Hazard Assessment Report

by Stanely D. Berger, B.C.L., L.L.C., Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, Fogler Rubinoff

Decision and Implications On October 13, 2016 the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench in Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries Ltd. (CCRL) v. the City of Regina 2016 SKQB 335 held that information in a major instance hazard assessment report, prepared by Marsh Risk Consulting

November 18, 2016 News

Mining Company fined $80,000 for Environmental Offences

by John Nicholson

CaNickel Mining Limited recently pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of Manitoba to having committed two offences under the Canadian Fisheries Act in violation of the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations.  The company pleaded guilty to a charge of depositing mine

November 18, 2016 News

CHAR Technologies Ltd. named a Top 20 Innovative Company

by John Nicholson

CHAR Technologies Ltd. (TSXV: YES), a cleantech start-up company based in Mississauga, Ontario, was recently named to the Top 20 most innovative companies in Canada by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX).  Each year, CIX offers a glimpse of some of

November 3, 2016 News

Saskatchewan First Nation fined $100,000 for Environmental Offence

by John Nicholson

The Makwa Sahgaiehcan (Loon Lake) First Nation recently pleaded guilty, in Saskatchewan Provincial Court, for failing to comply with an environmental protection compliance order (EPCO) issued by Environment Canada and Climate Change (ECCC). The court fined the Makwa Sahgaiehcan (Loon

November 3, 2016 News

Large Fine for Release of Acidic Wash Water

by John Nicholson

Nyrstar Myra Falls (Campbell River) was recently ordered to pay $185,000 penalty for release of untreated acidic wash water in Myra Creek, British Columbia. Nyrstar Myra Falls pleaded guilty, in B.C. Provincial Court, to two counts under the Fisheries Act