A 10-Second Environmental Compliance Check Up

Posted by on Jan 15, 2021 in Blog |

If you have a question about an environmental compliance issue, or would like us to address a specific environmental compliance issue in the future, contact Christopher Paré, P.Geo. at 519-948-7300, ext. 114. Environmental Compliance Tips and Insights 2021 February: Public Pollution Reporting Hotline Can the public report a spill or incident in Ontario? Yes, they can and do report spills. The Public Pollution Reporting Hotline is 866-MOETIPS (663877). According to the MECP,...

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Redeveloping Brownfield Sites in Ontario

Posted by on Nov 2, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Which will work better for your new commercial development?  A Brownfield or a Greenfield?  A site with an “environmental history” obviously presents some complications, but if the location is right and the price is appealing, then the Brownfield Site may hold greater value. The old school of thought that suggested you dismiss out of hand, old industrial sites and focus only on Greenfields, may mean you are missing out on the ideal location. Thanks to the Record of Site...

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How Well do You Understand Groundwater and How Contaminants Move in Groundwater?

Posted by on Aug 13, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Contaminated groundwater can be a significant environmental challenge.  How contaminants move in the groundwater and how to address or remediate groundwater is a common topic of seminars, webinars, and articles (you can view our series of webinars on assessment and remediation of groundwater). While not an uncommon issue, few environmental professionals are fluent in their knowledge of groundwater.  Personally, my environmental undergraduate degree barely touched on...

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Air Emissions in Canada Causing Health Concerns?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Are industrial emissions the cause of the higher-than-average rates of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in several Canadian Cities?  This is a very complex and emotional topic, but a new study may be helpful in understanding and addressing industrial emissions. High Rates of Cancer As reported in Canada’s National Observer, “A new peer-reviewed study has found ‘strikingly high’ rates of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in Canadian border towns, including Sarnia, Ont., a city whose...

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Two Current Environmental Issues and Identifying the Source of Pollution

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Environmental or legislative issues, and any level of approval they may enjoy, will vary based on geography, industry, and a variety of other factors.  Cases in point, Bill C-69 and algal blooms. Officially, Bill C-69 goes by the not-so-short title, “An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.” Opposition to Bill C-69 Not everyone is “a fan” of...

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