Green Technology

Industry Response to Plastic Pollution Gains International Momentum

Industry leaders are accelerating their response to global plastic pollution, as a coalition of chemical companies have announced an international alliance, while Nestlé has announced a commitment to materials innovation. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) is comprised of nearly thirty membe ...

Siyata Mobile will profit from 5G revolution, this portfolio manager says

Cellular communications company Siyata Mobile (Siyata Mobile Stock Quote, Chart TSXV:SIM) could have a lot of success in 2019 with its in-vehicle smartphone, says Robert McWhirter of Selective Asset Management, who points to the coming 5G platform as a turning point for SIM. “This company uses pu ...

B.C. methane pollution demands tougher action (media release)

While B.C.’s draft methane regulations are a step in the right direction, they represent a missed opportunity to ensure the gas sector does its fair share — at low cost — to help achieve B.C.’s climate targets. ...

Flawed data undermines B.C. government’s methane regulations (media release)

Regulations announced by the B.C. government to address methane pollution may be significantly weaker than federal regulations and are based on flawed data, according to Canadian and U.S. environmental organizations. ...

Micron Waste Technologies Announces Alfred Wong as New CEO

B.C.’s Micron Waste Technologies Inc., a developer of effluent management systems for food and cannabis waste, has announced the appointment of Alfred Wong as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Wong succeeds CEO Rav Mlait. “Alfred joined Micron as president in 2016 an ...

Yukon Works with Dawson for New Wastewater Treatment Solution

The Government of Yukon has engaged the City of Dawson on the future of its wastewater treatment plant. This follows a tumultuous development process for the city’s treatment plant. The lifecycle of the current plant has been severely limited by rising costs and performance issues. The territoria ...

Manitoba Announces Climate and Green Plan Implementation Office

The Manitoba government has announced the creation of an implementation office that will co-ordinate work across government to achieve its climate and green plan, which was introduced in March of last year. “Manitoba leads the way in the fight against climate change,” said Premier Brian Pallist ...

What’s next for Brexit?

On Tuesday, Parliament rejected U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit Withdrawal Bill by a 230-vote margin – the largest defeat of legislation in nearly 250 years, when Parliamentary records began.† That the defeat exceeded consensus by as much as 100 votes reflects the depth and breadth o ...

Intact Centre Report on National Flood Standard Released

The new report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, Weathering the Storm: Developing a Canadian Standard for Flood-Resilient Existing Communities, highlights a range of solutions that can help decrease future flood risk in Canadian communities. Flooding within urban centres is Canada’s c ...

New Primer Helps Put Dollar Value on Local Hydrology in B.C.

The Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC has released a primer on the Ecological Accounting Process (EAP), a tool for stakeholders to implement a methodology that shows the financial value of ecology and hydrology services. The EAP was developed through applications on small watersheds (creek ...