Solid Waste Management Planning Guideline Update

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On May 21, 2015 the Ministry of Environment announced that it will be updating the Guide for the Preparation of Regional Solid Waste Management Plans (guideline).  The ministry plans on releasing an intentions paper in September 2015 outlining proposed changes to the guideline, which the public, local government and stakeholders will be able to comment on. In June, the ministry hosted a series of information meetings for stakeholders to present the scope, consultation strategy and timeline for the guideline update.  The Ministry is inviting stakeholders to participate in a webinar where ministry staff will provide an overview of the thematic content of the upcoming intentions paper for  information and consideration.   Please note that the webinar will be focused on intentions around process changes.  Guiding principles will not be part of the webinar content but will be addressed in the intentions paper for consultation. There are three opportunities to participate:  August…

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Climate Discussion Paper Open for Public Review

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British Columbians are invited to review and comment on a newly released discussion paper that considers the ideas, values and priorities they want to see in a new climate action plan. The public will have two opportunities over the next six months to participate in shaping new climate policies in B.C. During the first opportunity that runs until Aug. 17, 2015, people can comment on the discussion paper.  Click here for details

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Landfill Operations Basics Course in Conjunction with CWMA Conference

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The Pacific – BC & Yukon Chapter of SWANA is proud to announce that it will be offering our Landfill Operations Basics (LOB) on Vancouver Island at The Westin Bear Mountain Resort & Spa directly before the CWMA Annual Conference, October 19 and 20 with the exam the morning of October 21, 2015. This is a first for SWANA BC and CWMA! Participants will have the opportunity to attend the SWANA event and stay on for the CWMA conference October 21 to 23, 2015.  

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Career Opportunity – Regional District of Nanaimo

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The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a positive, self-motivated and innovative Superintendent of Disposal Operations to join our team at the Solid Waste Services Department. Reporting to the Manager of Solid Waste, the incumbent is responsible for leading a team of unionized staff and contractors to achieve excellence in solid waste disposal operations. Get all the details here…

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