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BC disappoints with new climate plan BC disappoints with new climate plan
8/26/2016 | Full Story

Waukesha water diversion faces challenge from Great Lakes cities Waukesha water diversion faces challenge from Great Lakes cities
8/26/2016 | Full Story

Advocates' Push for Quicker Aircraft Rules Premature, EPA Says Advocates' Push for Quicker Aircraft Rules Premature, EPA Says
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Groups urge Ottawa to promote energy efficiency in buildings
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Report questions safety of BC's Peace River dams
Chris O'Riley, Deputy CEO of BC Hydro, says that there has never been any hydraulic fracturing activity within 5 km of a BC Hydro dam – at least as far as BC Hydro knows. Fracking is known to be capable of triggering minor earthquakes,...
8/19/2016 | Full Story

McKenna names EA review panel
Johanne Gélinas, Partner in the consulting firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, has been appointed the Chair of the four-member expert panel that will review the federal environmental assessment process.
8/19/2016 | Full Story

Environmentalists Lukewarm on Clinton Transition Head
8/19/2016 | Full Story

Feds once again funding Experimental Lakes Area
8/19/2016 | Full Story

Environmental cancer risk is present indoors and out, says new report
8/12/2016 | Full Story

BC government remains carbon neutral
8/12/2016 | Full Story

Eyeing Democratic Majority, Senators Rethink Climate Strategy
8/12/2016 | Full Story

Yukon postpones expanded recycling program
8/12/2016 | Full Story

Column: Role of Canadian businesses in public discussions about the environment
8/5/2016 | Full Story

Yukon mine revisits tailings plan in light of Mount Polley - and environmental review board's opinion
8/5/2016 | Full Story

Aquifer Poisoning Suit Against PG&E in California Dismissed
8/5/2016 | Full Story

First Nations to Trudeau: 'The honeymoon is over' following Site C construction go-ahead
8/5/2016 | Full Story

Maybe plastics aren't so bad after all
7/29/2016 | Full Story

It's not just about the carbon price, says Canada's Ecofiscal Commission
7/29/2016 | Full Story

Nuclear Industry Seeking Tax Credit Extension
7/29/2016 | Full Story

Oil price collapse hastens tank car safety upgrade
7/29/2016 | Full Story

Ground Maintenance Cleaning Contractors Inc fined $75,000 after workers exposed to carbon monoxide; one dies Log In or Subscribe to View Article
7/27/2016 | Full Story

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health fined $80,000 after workplace violence Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Dream Party Decor fined $100,000 after temp worker struck by reversing truck dies Log In or Subscribe to View Article
7/27/2016 | Full Story

BFG Canada Ltd fined $110,000 after worker permanently injured Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Quebec to modernize environmental approvals process
Quebec’s Bill 102, which was introduced in the National Assembly on June 7, 2016 but has not yet proceeded beyond first reading, will transform the province’s environmental approvals system and make meaningful changes to...
7/27/2016 | Full Story

More Mount Polley fallout: BC toughens Mining Code
British Columbia says new amendments to the province’s Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia (Mining Code) have completed the promised implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Expert Engineering...
7/27/2016 | Full Story

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Convictions

Ground Maintenance Cleaning Contractors Inc fined $75,000 after workers exposed to carbon monoxide; one dies Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Ground Maintenance Cleaning Contractors Inc. (GMCC Inc.) in Ontario was fined $75,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after workers were exposed to carbon monoxide in an underground parking garage. One worker later died.
7/27/2016 | Full Story

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health fined $80,000 after workplace violence Log In or Subscribe to View Article
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario was fined $80,000, plus a 25% victim surcharge, after two workers were physically assaulted by a patient.
7/27/2016 | Full Story

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Legal Commentary

Will the Redwater decision encourage reckless abandon(ment) of oil and gas wells in Alberta? Log In or Subscribe to View Article
originally published on www.willmsshier.com; republished with permission
6/28/2016 | Full Story

Lawyer: Alberta Ruling Leaves Oil Cleanup Responsibilities in Limbo
A recent ruling by Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench could favor creditors over environmental concerns when determining the priority placed on cleaning up abandoned oil wells, a Canadian lawyer told Bloomberg BNA. Read more.
6/16/2016 | Full Story

The art of collaboration in an age of reconciliation: Canada announces unqualified support for United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Log In or Subscribe to View Article
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is an international instrument adopted by the United Nations in September 2007 to recognize the rights that “constitute the minimum standards for the survival,...
5/27/2016 | Full Story

BCSC holds BC cannot hand off environmental assessment decision-making authority on Northern Gateway Pipeline Log In or Subscribe to View Article
In a decision issued on January 13, 2016, the British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) held that the provincial government cannot abdicate its responsibility to decide whether to issue an Environmental Assessment Certificate (Certificate) for the...
1/27/2016 | Full Story

'Polluter pays' principle reinforced by BC Court of Appeal Log In or Subscribe to View Article
In British Columbia (B.C.) and many other jurisdictions, the environmental regulatory regime is predicated on the concept of “polluter pays”.
12/23/2015 | Full Story

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Case Studies

Inadequate Due Diligence Left Bank Liable for $2.3 Million in Damages, Attorney Says
A recent case in California illustrates the importance of banks “fully understanding the costs potentially associated with a property before they either close the loan or take title,” an environmental attorney told Bloomberg BNA...
11/28/2014 | Full Story

STUDY: Canada's drinking water contaminated by excreted drugs Log In or Subscribe to View Article

9/22/2014 | Full Story

Small appliance repair beaten down by throwaway culture Log In or Subscribe to View Article

8/12/2014 | Full Story

Finnish researcher finds success using fungal remediation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
White-rot fungus, mostly known for its ability to decay forest wood, can be used as a low-cost cleanser for contaminated soils, a Finnish researcher has found. 
6/26/2014 | Full Story

VIDEOS: Sneak peek at Toronto's East Bayfront condo remediation Log In or Subscribe to View Article

6/25/2014 | Full Story

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