CITY OF VANCOUVER RELEASES GREATER GUIDANCE ON GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT EXPECTATIONS FOR REZONING AND DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICANTS

13. October 2020 0
The City of Vancouver has recently released an amendment to its 2018 Groundwater Management Bulletin, which provides rezoning and development permit applicants with information on the process and submission requirements related to groundwater management at development sites throughout Vancouver. Of particular note, the submission of a hydrogeological study is required for: rezoning and subsequent development ...

PROPOSED CHANGES TO B.C.’S SITE PROFILE SYSTEM ADDRESS PERCEIVED GAPS AND WEAKNESSES IN THE PROCESS

31. January 2020 0
The Ministry of Environment’s (“MOE”) site profile system is a process to screen for potentially contaminated sites. Through this system, the MOE and certain municipalities coordinate their respective functions to identify and address environmental risk. The changes set to take effect in 2021 are designed to address perceived gaps and weaknesses in the process. Current ...

It Happened Again: Richard Bereti and Una Radoja’s Environmental Commentary book referred to in another recent B.C. Supreme Court Decision

In the 2018 decision of Foster v. Tundra Turbos Inc., 2018 BCSC 563, Warren J., the Court once again cited Richard and Una’s book on B.C.’s environmental management legislation as an authoritative source and held at paragraph 21: “[21] Liability under the E.M.A. is based on the “polluter-pays principle” that those who cause contamination should ...

Straight from the Source: Richard Bereti and Una Radoja’s Environmental Commentary book referred to in recent B.C. Supreme Court Decision

Richard and Una wrote the book on B.C.’s environmental management legislation (literally) which was cited in a recent B.C. Supreme Court decision involving environmental liability. In the 2017 case of Burnaby (City) v. Environmental Appeal Board, 2017 BCSC 2267 Brundrett J., the Court referred to Richard and Una’s book at paragraph 11 of the decision: ...