Media Coverage

Building trust on safe natural resource development
July 7, 2014
Hemmera on PortTV
July 2, 2014
Hemmera on CBC Radio and CBC Television
June 25, 2014
Trade Talk: Teck’s boss and Teck money drove Children’s Hospital campaign Tips for fundraisers: Have government commitments locked down and have design work to show off
May 15, 2014
Sustainable Groundwater Management Strategies: Remediation Metal Contamination Using Permeable Reactive Barriers
April 25, 2014
Scientists study impacts of Deltaport T2 expansion
November 25, 2013
Trades locked in for Victoria's Johnson Street bridge project
May 27, 2013
Langley intros revolutionary brownfield strategy
January 30, 2013
Protection of Groundwater and Surface Water at a Bulk Explosives Facility Using Calculated Risk-Based Soil Guidelines
December 11, 2012
Brownfield Renewal: Challenging? Yes. Impossible? No.
November 1, 2012

Resource Works is featuring an article entitled "Building trust on safe natural resource development".
Hemmera's Scott Weston is quoted extensively in the piece, which discusses resource development and the role of environmental consultants, and also provides a brief history of Hemmera.

Port Metro Vancouver has launched a "People of the Port" series on their YouTube page

The first episode features Hemmera's Jim Roberts. Jim provides a tour of the Boundary Bay Salt Marsh Restoration Project.

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On the morning of June 25, Hemmera was profiled on CBC Radio as a BC business success story.
Listen to the broadcast, starting at the 2:03:30 mark, to hear about Hemmera's history and future prospects.
Hemmera's story was highlighted again on CBC News Vancouver at 6 on June 26, 2014.

Hemmera environmental consultancy founder-president Paul Hemsley is another Queen’s grad who, after two fly-bitten prospecting seasons, “found that I didn’t like geology."

The second effort resulted in a platinum mine, but Hemsley looked for gold elsewhere. Not in the NFL, where peewee teammate John Cullen played for Pittsburgh, Hartford, Toronto and Tampa Bay. Instead, Guelph-born Hemsley went to Halifax for a Dalhousie MBA, then headed what became the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and, in 1994, joined varsity pal Bruce Willner to found Hemmera in Vancouver.

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Tremendously flexible, permeable reactive barriers (PRBs) are a sustainable biological and chemical treatment approach in which subsurface “walls” are installed to intercept and passively treat contaminants in groundwater, thereby reducing risks to the receiving environment and downstream receptors. Thanks to their flexible attributes and adaptation to site-specific conditions, PRBs are designed to treat a variety of inorganic and organic contaminants in groundwater through their destruction or adsorption. For instance, PRBs have been successfully applied to mitigate groundwater impacts from metal leaching and acid rock drainage (ML/ARD) in numerous sites across the US and Canada where groundwater has been adversely impacted by mining-related operations.

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An extensive environmental study conducted by Hemmera for Port Metro Vancouver involving scientists, biologists, and aquatic life experts has concluded its second year.

The South Delta Leader published an article on the project, and Hemmera's Benjamin Wheeler is quoted extensively.

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The Times Colonist published a feature on Victoria's Johnson Street bridge project.

Hemmera will be providing environmental consulting services for this project. 

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The January 2013 edition of Business Fraser Valley features an article that discusses Langley's aggressive plan for "redevelopment of underused industrial and commercial lands". Hemmera is providing environmental assessment support for the City of Langley's initiatives.
Eric Pringle is quoted in the article as a representative of Hemmera and of the BC Environmental Industry Association.

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An article by Hemmera's Doug Bright and Michael Choi appears in the Fall/Winter 2012 edition of Canadian Reclamation magazine.
The piece describes Hemmera's use of site-specific remedial objectives at a former bulk explosives fabrication facility at the Kemess South Mine site in northeast BC. 

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The Province of British Columbia is making brownfield redevelopment easier through new policies, incentives, tools, and resources. 

The BC Brownfield Renewal website has been created to assist local governments, developers and professionals assemble a foundation of knowledge regarding brownfield redevelopment in British Columbia . The website is your one-stop resource for brownfield redevelopment information and support. 

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