November 24, 2017

How The Construction Industry Is Saving The Environment

Most of us are in agreement that the environment is in trouble. Modern life is putting a huge strain on the planet and if we want to stop it, we need to change the way that we operate. One of the biggest contributors to environmental problems is the construction of new buildings. Buildings account for the around forty percent of the world’s energy … [Read more...]

Environment minister pans idea to hike carbon tax

As a number of environmental groups call for a hike in the carbon tax BC's Environment minister says the idea is interesting but the timing stinks. Terry Lake says he appreciates the case made by the group, led by Tides Canada, but to hike the carbon tax now is simply not the right time. "We need to make sure that we are, again, making those steps … [Read more...]

Momovan13 – How Virtual Payment Systems are Changing the Retail Environment for a Better Customer Experience

Back by Popular Demand... DigiBC Presents: Mobile Monday Vancouver How Virtual Payment Systems are Changing the Retail Environment & Customer Experience Presentation by Payfirma Monday, March 4th 2013 6:00PM - 8:00PM The Network Hub Pizza & Beer Included DigiBC Members $ 5 // Non-Members $ 10 March Topic: How virtual payment systems are … [Read more...]

#Momovan13 – How Virtual Payment Systems are Changing the Retail Environment for a Better Customer Experience

Back by Popular Demand... DigiBC Presents: Mobile Monday Vancouver How Virtual Payment Systems are Changing the Retail Environment & Customer Experience Presentation by Payfirma Monday, March 4th 2013 6:00PM - 8:00PM The Network Hub Pizza & Beer Included DigiBC Members $ 5 // Non-Members $ 10 March Topic: How virtual payment systems are … [Read more...]

Environment Ministry re-thinking pet deer decsion

A Ucluelet woman may be able to keep her pet deer after all.  Environment Minister Terry Lake says he's asked staff to work with Janet Schwartz and her pet deer Bimbo in hopes of allowing the two to continue living together.  Lake says a team of experts must examine the health of Bimbo and her surroundings, but they understand the risks … [Read more...]

BC’s Environment minister says dealing with derelict vessels will take time

Environment Minister Terry Lake says efforts to deal with the derelict Queen of Sidney ferry sitting in the Fraser are being roadblocked by jurisdictional issues.   Lake says he understands Mission Mayor Ted Adlem's frustration.  But Lake says at the end of the day it boils down to a lack of a co-ordinated plan of action between … [Read more...]

No talk of Enbridge after BC and Federal Environment ministers meet

BC's Environment minister met with his federal counterpart today but they didn't discuss one topic top of mind for most in BC.  Terry Lake says the focus was how to integrate BC with changes to the Canadian Environmental Assessment act.  and they also talked about..   "We touched on a broad range of issues from Tsunami debris to … [Read more...]

NDP criticism over Enbridge pipeline doesn’t sway BC’s Environment Minister

BC's Environment Minister calls a report on the Enbridge oil spill in Michigan several years ago ""on the surface from the executive summary a pretty damning report."  But Terry Lake says his government will stay the course in gathering all the information they can on the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal before making any … [Read more...]

BC’s Environment Minister asks Ottawa to rethink Coast Guard cuts

BC's Environment Minister has told the federal government the recently announced Coast Guard cuts should get a rethink.  Terry Lake is concerned about the Coast Guard response to an environmental emergency on the water, should one unfold.   "We have been calling on them to take another look at the reductions that we have seen … [Read more...]

Environment minister frustrated at Ottawa’s response to deal with derelict vessels

B.C's environment minister says federal authorities are dropping the ball and not helping to deal with derelict vessels on the Fraser River. Terry Lake says seven vessels including BC Ferries’ the former Queen of Sidney have been secured, but now there’s a new concern one of the boats is leaking oil.  "We have alerted the Canadian … [Read more...]