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New Groundwater Standards for Metals

The recently adopted Stage 11 Amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulations (CSR) included new groundwater standards for metals such as cobalt, lithium and thallium that are less than the commonly observed background concentrations for these metals in groundwater in BC.  In response, the ministry has recently extending the cobalt interim background groundwater concentration estimate of […]

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Allow Us To Introduce…

Keystone Environmental continues to enjoy rapid growth and a healthy pipeline of projects and as such, we are always on the lookout for the best and brightest in the environmental field. Over the course of the last few months Keystone Environmental has added many talented people to our team. From entry level field supervisors to Senior […]

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Regulatory Update on Stormwater and Groundwater Management during Construction

City of Burnaby The City of Burnaby now requires groundwater management for site remediation and construction development activities in Burnaby to be incorporated into the storm water management reports. The reports will be renamed to “Storm and Ground Water Management Plan (SGWM)”. Historically, building perimeter drainage systems discharged to the storm sewer system. With consideration […]

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Here We Grow Again!

Keystone Environmental is excited to announce we are hiring 7 new positions We are looking for great people across a variety of departments – Contaminated Sites, Engineering and Biological Services. Are you our next Keystoner? Someone who is team oriented and can get things done? Keystone Environmental has endless possibilities for growth and we are […]

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Impact of Contamination on Land Value

Commercial property values in Greater Vancouver increased between 15 to 30%. BC Assessment’s evaluation of Greater Vancouver includes Vancouver, the North Shore, Squamish, Burnaby, the Tri-Cities, Richmond and Surrey. The commercial property values in the Fraser Valley increased 10 to 35%. BC Assessment does not take into consideration if the property is contaminated. As many […]

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National Pollutant Release Inventory

The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) 2016 reporting deadline of June 1, 2017 is fast approaching, and Keystone Environmental Ltd. offers the skills, resources and experience to improve your reporting and reduce costs. Annual reporting to the NPRI is mandatory under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). The NPRI is Canada’s legislated, publicly accessible online […]

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New Shareholder Announcement

Keystone Environmental Ltd. (Keystone Environmental) a privately-owned, British Columbia based environmental consulting firm, announces that 5 exceptional employees have become Keystone Environmental’s newest shareholders. These individuals were selected because of their business acumen, integrity, and cooperative team spirit “We’re proud to have these five talented and hardworking individuals join our ownership team,” says Keystone Environmental President Raminder […]

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New Year Resolutions for the Project Manager

With 2017 right around the corner, brands and businesses are putting the finishing touches on their strategies for the New Year. Whether it’s exceeding revenue targets over 2016, reducing the cost of overhead or travel expenses, or perhaps increasing the number of new business leads month-over-month, each and every business has unique targets and objectives […]

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City Of Surrey Adopts New Ecosystem Protection By-law

The City of Surrey has adopted a new By-law changing the way projects are to be developed within 50 metres of a regulated watercourse or ditch. On September 12, 2016 the City of Surrey adopted its new Ecosystem Protection Measures (Sensitive Ecosystem Development Permit Areas and Zoning By-law Streamside Protection Setbacks). While the Provincial Riparian […]

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