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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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Project Manager New Years Resolutions

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...

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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...

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Squamish Barge Spill

In early April, the Canadian Coast Guard took control of two derelict barges after one barge was found sinking in the Mamquam Blind Channel. After spill containment booms were placed around the vessels, the Coast Guard retained Keystone Environmental to...

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Similkameen River Diesel Spill

In early April 2016, a fuel tanker truck with trailer and pup traveling east on the Crowsnest Highway was involved in a motor vehicle accident, which caused the pup trailer to rupture and veer over the embankment. This resulted in an estimated 26,000 Litres of marked...

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