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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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Stormwater Groundwater Management Regulatory Update

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...

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Contamination Impact 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...

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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...

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