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Got Dirty Dirt? B.C. Expands Requirements for Potentially Contaminated Soils

Most of the time, property (re)development includes at least some excavation and soil removal. The vexing problem of “Dirty dirt” — soils and related materials contaminated by past activities at properties — may require extensive remediation or excavation and re-disposal before...

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Bill S-5 Amends the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

With the recent passing of Bill S-5, CEPA (Canadian Environmental Protection Act) underwent its first significant changes in over 20 years — sweeping changes that give the government more power, and a stated obligation to ensure a clean environment for its citizens.

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Canada’s Road to Resilience: A Look at Evolving Climate Risk Policies & Practices

Increasingly, climate risk considerations play a crucial role in commercial real estate transactions. As new policies emerge, owners, developers, lenders, and other stakeholders are being asked to evaluate and disclose physical climate risks for specific properties.

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Dirty Business: Ontario’s Province-Wide Cleanup Of Excess Soil

Dirt in Ontario is a massive problem. Excavations produce what the government estimates is close to 25 million cubic metres of excess soils per year, which is expected to exceed landfill capacity by 2032.

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The Wrecking Ball at Rest: Adaptive Reuse Breathes New Life into Empty or Underutilized Buildings

Adaptive reuse in commercial real estate is on the rise. No wonder, since it can save time, money, and resources...

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The Abandonment Boom, Part 2: The Impact

An in-depth look at the impacts the oilandgas clean-up program has had on the environmental service co's involved and the progress of site.

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The Abandonment Boom, Part 1: The Funding Rollout

A behind-the-scenes reveal of the $1.72 billion windfall - COVID relief money the federal government allocated to support the reclamation of dormant oil and gas sites.

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Environmental Consultants Reflect on COVID-19’s Impact in Canada

COVID-19 and the resulting impacts from lockdowns, travel restrictions, physical distancing, and mask-wearing interrupted business as usual...

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Savvy Funding Strategies For Brownfield Redevelopment in Canada

Alternative approaches to financing the redevelopment of old commercial properties and brownfield sites

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Environmental and industry implications of Ontario’s Bill 197

Ontario's Bill 197 may spur development, but critics wonder at what cost?

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Tech Talk: Rising Interest in SMR Technology

This article explores developments and some pros and cons of small modular reactor (SMR) technology, research projects for which are underway in Canada and the United States.

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