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Environmental DNA (eDNA)

A new and exciting opportunity to discover what species are living in a habitat has arrived! The process is called environmental DNA, or eDNA, and involves the analysis of environmental samples (e.g., water) to determine presence of a fish or aquatic wildlife species...

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Japanese Beetle Soil Movement Restrictions

As of April 27, 2018, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is restricting movement of soil and plant material out of the False Creek area due to the identification of an invasive plant pest, Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica).  For the designated area (as...

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation

Reliable Operators Available 24 Hours a Day Keystone Environmental Ltd. has nearly thirty years of experience in wastewater treatment plant operation across British Columbia, from the Lower Mainland to remote locations in Northern British Columbia. Some of the...

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New Bill Proposed to Amend the Fisheries Act

Potential for Change to the Project Review Process On February 6th, 2018 Bill C-68 was announced, which proposes significant amendments to the Fisheries Act. The focus of the amendments is the restoration of lost protection as a result of changes to the Fisheries Act...

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Off Site Migration

What to do if Someone has Contaminated your Site by Michael Geraghty, P.Geo. Senior Technical Manager You have just received a Notification of Likely or Actual Migration from your neighbor saying that they have off-site migration - contamination from their property...

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Spring Bird Nesting

by Jayme Brooks, B.Sc., R.PBio. Intermediate Biologist As spring approaches, so do sensitive timing periods for a variety of wildlife. Recently, spring bird nesting has become the focus for many local municipalities during the permitting process for...

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New Metal Groundwater Standards

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...

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