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Hemmera Welcomes New Shareholders
February 11, 2015
Steelhead LNG And WorleyParsons Sign $30-Million Engineering Services Contract for Proposed Sarita Bay Lng Project
February 6, 2015
Darrell Desjardin to Lead Hemmera’s Alberta Operations
April 21, 2014
Hemmera Expands to Ontario
April 20, 2014
Hemmera Skills Auction Supports the United Way and Nanook House
November 20, 2013
Hemmera Welcomes Five New Shareholders
April 24, 2013
Geographical Expansion: Hemmera Grows Presence in Yukon and Alberta
November 16, 2012
Another Brownie Award Win for Hemmera: SOLEfood Farm Project
October 22, 2012
Green Light for AltaGas’ McLymont Creek Project: Environmental Approval Secured
July 12, 2012
Hemmera Celebrates First-Ever Environmental Management Award: Brownfield Planning Charettes for Former Service Station Sites
June 26, 2012

Vancouver, BC – Hemmera is pleased to announce that 22 long-standing, exemplary employees have become Hemmera’s newest shareholders. These individuals were selected because of their dedication, integrity, and exceptional leadership. Our newest shareholders include employees from our five locations across Canada. 

“Our new shareholders are a vital addition to our leadership team,” says President Paul Hemsley. Thanks to their talent and hard work we will continue to drive on our national growth.” Hemsley explains, “At Hemmera, our mission is to create opportunities for our people, our clients, and our business as a Canada-wide environmental consultancy. Our dedicated employees enable us to take another critical step towards achieving our vision for growth.”

With expertise that includes environmental assessment and site remediation, First Nations engagement and social science, health and safety, human resources, and business support, Hemmera’s newest shareholders will continue to make a difference for our clients across Canada.

 

Our Newest Shareholders:

Andrew Bannon Ray Hyde Charlie Palmer Trevor Welton
Michael Choi Seth Kingsbury Gerry Parrott Benjamin Wheeler
Darrell Desjardin Claire Lewis Peter Reid Rhoni Whyard
Paul Fleischer James Mair Jeffery Schmidt Jason Wilkins
Rob Hamm Jennifer Marcoux Lara Taylor  
Chris Heard Michael Muller Jonathan Turner  

Our Existing Shareholders

George Meadows
Greg Quandt
Malcolm Smith
Scott Weston

About Hemmera
Hemmera is a boutique environmental consultancy that has been making a difference across Canada since 1994. Our highly respected, multi-disciplinary professionals are leaders in environmental and social sciences and engineering. For Hemmera, creating opportunities for clients and staff means going beyond technical services; as trusted advisors we support project success by providing customized solutions for industry, First Nations, and government. By delivering on our promises, we continue to earn opportunities to take on challenging projects, contribute to scientific and regulatory dialogue, and give back to the communities where we live and work. For more information about Hemmera, visit www.Hemmera.com.

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For more information contact:

Rhoni Whyard
Director, Marketing and Communications
Hemmera
T : 604-408-4019
C : 604-865-1612
rwhyard@hemmera.com

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Steelhead LNG and WorleyParsons sign $30-million engineering services contract for Proposed Sarita Bay LNG Project

VANCOUVER, BC (February 6, 2015) -Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Steelhead LNG are pleased to announce the signing of a contract with WorleyParsons, which could be worth in excess of $30 million, for the provision of environmental, engineering, geotechnical and regulatory services at their proposed LNG Project at Sarita Bay on Vancouver Island.

WorleyParsons’ LNG activities cover more than 10 countries, and the company is a recognized global leader in the modularization of process plants. WorleyParsons has played a key role in the design, construction, and maintenance of 40 per cent of the LNG trains in operation around the world and has participated in various front end development phases of 12 proposed LNG projects in British Columbia. Over the past 25 years, WorleyParsons has also worked with numerous First Nations across BC and has provided specialized services for some of the largest projects in the province.

The proposed Project, a 24‐mtpa (million tonnes per annum) land‐based facility, is one of the largest proposed LNG projects in British Columbia. The new contract will encompass environmental impact assessments, preliminary Front End Engineering and Design (pre-FEED) studies, geotechnical investigations, and permitting approvals support for the project. WorleyParsons’ environmental team, with experience permitting similar facilities worldwide, will be supported by Hemmera, a Canadian environmental consultancy, creating a team of leaders in environmental and social sciences with expertise in Environmental Assessment, marine and terrestrial ecology, and experience working with First Nations.

“WorleyParsons and Hemmera bring local knowledge and global proficiency to the project, and we have faith in the process set out before us,” explained Huu-ay-aht Councillor John Jack. “Huu-ay-aht looks forward to working with both and moving into the future.”

The new contract is an extension of the strategic relationship that already exists between WorleyParsons, Steelhead LNG and Huu-ay-aht First Nations. WorleyParsons played a key role in the recently completed Preliminary Assessment & Screening stage of the proposed Project.

“We’re pleased to formalize our relationship with a world leader like WorleyParsons, who contribute their tremendous LNG experience and expertise,” said Nigel Kuzemko, CEO, Steelhead LNG. “This deal is a reflection of our commitment to Huu-ay-aht citizens and British Columbia at large to investigate possible environmental impacts of the project, along with other technical and economic aspects, prior to making any decision to proceed with development.”

WorleyParsons’ employees will support the project with technical personnel from its offices in Burnaby, BC, and London, England. In addition, the partnership will offer regional employment opportunities.

“Huu-ay-aht citizens will participate in the environmental studies and geotechnical investigations on Huu-ay-aht land, and they will provide crucial insight as well as local, historical and traditional knowledge about the proposed site and surrounding region,” said Jeff Cook, Elected Chief Councillor of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations.

The contract marks the first major milestone for the proposed Project since Huu-ay-aht citizens voted in favour of continuing to explore the proposed project at their People’s Assembly on November 29, 2014.

“In the lead up to our People’s Assembly vote in November, and since then, our citizens identified a wide range of environmental issuesthat are important to them,” said Jeff Cook.“Huu-ay-aht has a strong relationship with Steelhead, and our Nation is confident that this will also be true with WorleyParsons and Hemmera. We look forward to working closely with their personnel to examine issues raised by citizens over the coming months.”

WorleyParsons will begin the newly awarded activities for the proposed Project immediately. The investigative field work is expected to stimulate economic opportunities and spending in the region through the contracting and use of local wildlife monitors, boat charters, and accommodation and hospitality service providers.

If a Final Investment Decision to build the proposed LNG facility is made in 2018, it is expected that up to4,000 jobs would be created during the construction phase, with 300 to 400 full-time jobs created when the plant is operational. In addition, the proposed Project would generate hundreds of spin-off jobs and business opportunities in the Alberni Valley in many sectors, including: business administration, hospitality, manufacturing, first aid, accommodation, recreation, tourism, transportation, catering, security and other service sectors. This includes local spin-off jobs with restaurants, schools, grocery stores, hotels, hospitals and providers of medical, business, heavy machinery maintenance, industrial and other services.

About Huu-ay-aht First Nations:

Huu-ay-aht First Nations is a self-governing Nation, whose lands are located in the Barclay Sound at the entrance to the Port Alberni inlet. Huu-ay-aht First Nations is a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and one of the five First Nations signatories to the Maa-nulth Final Agreement, the first modern-day treaty to be concluded on Vancouver Island, which came into effect April 1st, 2011. Of the approximately 750 Huu-ay-ahtcitizens, 15 % reside around the village of Anacla, the Nation’s principal community close to Bamfield. The remaining 85 per cent live in Port Alberni, the Vancouver area, across Vancouver Island and beyond. The Huu-ay-ahtFirst Nationshave full ownership and jurisdiction over more than 8,200 hectares of land within their territories and continue to have rights throughout their Ha’houlthee (traditional territories). For more information about Huu-ay-aht First Nations, visit www.huuayaht.org.

About Steelhead LNG:

Steelhead LNG is a Vancouver‐based liquefied natural gas project development company, whose principals have created and led some of the world’s largest, most successful and environmentally responsible natural gas and LNG projects. Steelhead LNG’s investors include KERN Partners, a Calgary-based energy sector private equity firm, which is funded by a group of leading Canadian pension funds, North American university endowments, foundations, institutions and family offices. For more information about Steelhead LNG, visit www.SteelheadLNG.com.

About WorleyParsons:

WorleyParsons delivers projects, provides expertise in engineering, procurement and construction and offers a wide range of consulting and advisory services.  We cover the full lifecycle, from creating new assets to sustaining and enhancing operating assets, in the hydrocarbons, mineral, metals, chemicals and infrastructure sectors. Our resources and energy are focused on responding to and meeting the needs of our customers over the long term and thereby creating value for our shareholders. WorleyParsons is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange [ASX:WOR]

About Hemmera:

Hemmera is a boutique environmental consultancy that has been making a difference across Canada since 1994. Our highly-respected, multi-disciplinary professionals are leaders in environmental and social sciences and engineering. For Hemmera, creating opportunities for clients and staff means going beyond technical services; as trusted advisors we support project success by providing customized solutions for industry, First Nations, and government. By delivering on our promises, we have earned opportunities to take on challenging projects, contribute to scientific and regulatory dialogue, and give back to the communities where we live and work. For more information about Hemmera, visit www.Hemmera.com.

Contact:

Greg Descantes                                             Heather Thomson
Director, Communications                           Communications Coordinator
Steelhead LNG                                              Huu-ay-aht First Nations
office  604-646-3559                                    office 250-723-0100
cell      604-417-1379                                   cell      250-720-7776
greg.descantes@steelheadlng.com         heather.t@huuayaht.org
www.steelheadlng.com                               www.huuayaht.org

Frances Van Reyk                                       Rhoni Whyard
Global Director, Investor Relations          Director, Marketing & Communications
and Group Communications                     Hemmera
WorleyParsons                                            office  604-408-4019
+ 61 2 8456 7256                                        cell     604-865-1612
Fran.vanreyk@WorleyParsons.com        rwhyard@hemmera.com
www.WorleyParsons.com                          www.hemmera.com

Calgary, AB – April 8, 2014 – Hemmera is pleased to announce that Darrell Desjardin will be joining their Calgary team as Regional Vice President. Darrell will be leading all aspects of Hemmera’s Alberta operations. 

During his several years as Director of Environment with Port Metro Vancouver (PMV), Darrell led the development and implementation of programs at Canada’s largest and most diverse port. This valuable experience will now benefit Hemmera’s clients.

“Darrell has more than 20 years of experience in environmental management – having him on board creates opportunities as we continue to expand in Alberta,” says President Paul Hemsley. “His understanding of our business, services, and unique sector challenges will undoubtedly help us serve our growing clientele.”

A rarity in the environmental industry, Darrell joins Hemmera with a strong background in both environmental and social sciences. He also has a solid understanding of the services Hemmera offers; as Director of Environment at PMV, Darrell worked with Hemmera on the environmental assessment review of the Deltaport Third Berth Expansion project, the soil and sediment investigation for the Portside Convention Center, habitat creation projects, and First Nations consultation programs.

“Having worked with Hemmera for many years as their client, I am excited about joining their team,” says Darrell. “Hemmera has a solid reputation: with a roster of experts, they produce high-quality work for environmental projects in and around Alberta and BC. I have first-hand experience with Hemmera’s dedication to technical excellence, so I’m proud to be joining the Calgary team. I’m looking forward to working with a company that ensures their projects benefit staff, clients, partners, and local communities.”

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For more information, contact:
Rhoni Whyard
Marketing and Communications Director
604.669.0424 (264)
rwhyard@hemmera.com

Toronto, ON – February 6, 2014 – With a long-term vision that includes the growth of a national presence in Canada, Hemmera is proud and excited to announce an expansion of services into Ontario. The Toronto office now has highly-experienced leaders at the helm, and they are well-positioned to grow the team in the coming months.

Vancouver, BC – November 19, 2013 – Hemmera added a twist to its annual fall fundraising campaign for 2013, calling on employees to donate their unique skills to raise funds for the United Way and the YMCA Bob & Kay Ackles Nanook House.

Hemmera staff donated their talents in a skills auction, with colleagues bidding on a wide range of items  such as rock climbing lessons, singing telegrams, a worm farm and instruction, and custom wildlife photography, to name a few.  Hemmera’s President Paul Hemsley donated a day with his electric car, which became a sought-after auction item.  Other fundraising activities included an office triathlon, bake sale, and a Thanksgiving feast to end the festivities.

Hemmera’s United Way sponsorship and donation efforts also included continued support of the YMCA Bob & Kay Ackles Nanook House. In 2009, Hemmera was a part of the environmental work required to allow this child care and family development centre in Mount Pleasant to open and operate. Hemmera has continued to support Nanook House and the important programs it provides.

“I’m very proud of the team effort at Hemmera to support the United Way and Nanook House,” says Eric Pringle, Vice President of Development for Hemmera. “Community and families are so very important to all of us. It is a wonderful opportunity to contribute and show others outside of our organization the Hemmera Way.”

Hemmera would like to thank its in-kind supporters:  Westwood Cycle, Amara Farms, The Vancouver Aquarium, The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Momentum Magazine, and Christine Catering; the support of these organizations helped Hemmera exceed its fundraising goal culminating in over $25,000 in donations.

Hemmera is a Canadian boutique environmental consultancy that has been making a difference across the country and around the globe since 1994. Our 200+ entrepreneurial, innovative staff have grown together and are leaders in environmental science, management and engineering. For Hemmera, creating opportunities for our clients and staff means going beyond technical services – we are trusted advisors providing peace of mind through customized solutions.

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For more information, contact:
Rhoni Whyard
Marketing and Communications Manager
604.669.0424 (264)
rwhyard@hemmera.com

Vancouver, BC –  April 24, 2013 – Hemmera is pleased to announce that five long-standing, exemplary employees have become Hemmera’s newest shareholders: Anju Wicke, Malcolm Smith, Scott Weston, Greg Quandt, and George Meadows. These individuals were chosen because of their dedication, integrity and exceptional leadership.

“This change marks a new era for Hemmera. With this added leadership, we will continue to drive our growth and expand into new markets, sectors and geographies,” says President Paul Hemsley. “At Hemmera, our mission is to create opportunities for our people, our clients, and our business as we grow as a national environmental consultancy. The addition of dedicated shareholders is another step in the right direction.”

Hemmera is a Canadian boutique environmental consultancy that has been making a difference across the country and around the globe since 1994. Our 170 entrepreneurial, innovative staff have grown together and are leaders in environmental science, management and engineering. For Hemmera, creating opportunities for our clients and staff means going beyond technical services – we are trusted advisors to industry, First Nations and government, providing peace of mind through customized solutions.

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For more information:
Rhoni Whyard
Marketing and Communications Manager
604.669.0424 (264)
rwhyard@hemmera.com

Click here to view the related advertisement that appeared in the April 20th edition of the Vancouver Sun and the April 24th edition of the Calgary Herald.

Vancouver, BC – November 16, 2012 – Hemmera’s presence is growing across Western and Northern Canada, with the hiring of three senior staff members in our Calgary office, and the launching of a new corporate presence in Whitehorse, Yukon.
 
Michael Muller, M.Sc., P.Biol. has joined Hemmera as Director, Northern Projects, and will be leading projects and providing expertise to our clients from Whitehorse, Yukon. During his eight years as the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board’s technical lead for the implementation of the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act, Mr. Muller developed detailed insight into the assessment process in Yukon. Mr. Muller’s previous roles have included working for First Nations, Governments and the private sector.  He has provided assessment support, managed technical interventions, acted on behalf of project proponents, and participated in local and regional programs to collect baseline data across the Western Canadian Arctic. He has also been involved in environmental site assessments, and has delineated and remediated contaminated sites in the Northwest Territories and in the Yukon.  
 
“I am particularly excited about the experience and talent that Hemmera can bring to bear for our Yukon clients,” says Mr. Muller. “My presence in Whitehorse will help us build connections that will benefit our clients and partners.”

In the last few months, we also welcomed two new project managers (both environmental engineers) and an environmental scientist to Hemmera’s Calgary office. By hiring three seasoned professionals, Hemmera hopes to strengthen relationships with existing and new clientele in Alberta. Our recent relocation to a larger, downtown office space will allow for future growth, be within close proximity to the business community, and improve our access to the Alberta marketplace.

“With our strong focus on safety and overall client satisfaction, these are indeed very exciting times for us in Alberta!” enthuses Don Wood, Hemmera’s Sector Leader for Oil and Gas. “We remain true to our company roots, but we are embracing the global changes to our business with a view to future growth.” 
         
The new additions to the Hemmera team will provide additional project reach and support for our valued clients, and will position Hemmera to increase our communications and services in all sectors.  With the development of Hemmera’s two newest staff locations, we are on target with our geographical expansion goals.

As a multi-faceted firm with a strong focus on people, we take pride in hiring and retaining some of the most respected professionals in the environmental industry. In addition to the Calgary and Whitehorse locations, offices in Vancouver, Burnaby and Victoria continue to strengthen all Lines of Businesses; we have many exciting career opportunities available on our website.

With nearly 170 staff in five offices, Hemmera looks forward to further growth and advancement, both in terms of our depth of services and our geographical presence. With every step of our development, we further our vision of making a difference across the country and around the globe.

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Media Contact
Eric K. Pringle, Vice President, Development
Hemmera
604.669.0424 or epringle@hemmera.com

About Hemmera
Hemmera is a boutique environmental consulting firm that is recognized for its strong client focus, diverse expertise, and technical excellence. We act as a trusted partner to our clients, providing solutions that safeguard the environment and the community, while advancing economic opportunities. The strength of our team has made us the firm of choice for some of the largest environmental projects in Western and Northern Canada. www.hemmera.com 

Vancouver, BC – October 22, 2012 – Hemmera, in partnership with SOLEfood Farm, is thrilled to have received a Brownie Award for Best Large-Scale Project. The award was presented to “SOLEfood Farm: Interim Brownfield Use as Urban Agriculture” by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) at a gala dinner during this month's Canadian Brownfields conference. This is Hemmera’s second partnership to be recognized by the CUI; in 2011, Hemmera shared a Best Small Project Brownie Award for the Davie Village Community Garden with Prima Properties.

CUI’s annual Brownie Awards recognize leadership, innovation and environmental sustainability in brownfields redevelopment across Canada. The Brownie Awards are among the highest accolades in the Canadian brownfields industry.

Established in 2009, SOLEfood Farm is an innovative agricultural enterprise that provides employment and training opportunities for individuals from the downtown eastside of Vancouver. Farming is completed on vacant commercial or industrial brownfield properties that are contaminated and/or undergoing remediation. Five locations in downtown Vancouver currently sell SOLEFood’s fresh organic produce to local farmers’ markets and restaurants.

As SOLEfood Farm expands to additional properties, Hemmera’s Brownfield and risk assessment experts have been assisting with the evaluation and management of the sites and potential issues. In a first for Hemmera, we submitted an application on behalf of SOLEfood Farm to the BC Brownfield Renewal Strategy Program, and were delighted that SOLEfood was one of 24 successful BC recipients of the $1.64 million in total funding awarded. This funding will be used to conduct risk assessment activities on three sites in the City of Vancouver, and will potentially allow for an expansion of operations. Additionally, the City of Vancouver and several business development groups have been supportive of the SOLEfood initiative.  

“This is a great example of an interim land use on a former industrial or commercial property”, says Eric K. Pringle, Vice President of Development for Hemmera. “The triple bottom line aspects of the SOLEfood Farm work have resonated with so many people. It is another win-win-win project for the organization, the community, and the local government. The SOLEfood program is a great aspect of the City of Vancouver’s initiative to be the Greenest City by 2020.”

Mr. Pringle is also the Director and Vice President of the Canadian Brownfields Network, an organization that supported and participated in the CUI conference. While attending the two-day event in Niagara Falls, ON, Mr. Pringle and Peter Reid, who spoke on our work with SOLEfood Farms at the conference, received positive feedback from peers and industry professionals in regards to the success of the SOLEfood Farm project.  

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Project Information:
Eric K. Pringle, Vice President, Development
Hemmera
604.669.0424 | epringle@hemmera.com

About Hemmera
Hemmera is a boutique environmental consulting firm that is recognized for its strong client focus, diverse expertise, and technical excellence. We act as a trusted partner to our clients, providing solutions that safeguard the environment and the community, while advancing economic opportunities. The strength of our team has made us the firm of choice for some of the largest environmental projects in Western and Northern Canada. www.hemmera.com

About SOLEfood Farm
SOLEfood Farm is a non-profit urban agriculture initiative that employs and provides training opportunities for Vancouver’s inner-city residents. The enterprise presents a successful self-supporting model of innovative agriculture within an urban context. SOLEfood not only provides rewarding employment for persons with various challenges, but also revitalizes neighbourhoods and supplies fresh produce to city residents. http://1sole.wordpress.com/

 

Vancouver, BC – July 10, 2012 – Hemmera would like to congratulate AltaGas on obtaining their Environmental Assessment Certificate for the McLymont Creek Hydroelectric Project, located approximately 100 km north of Stewart, BC. The project will provide a reliable, long-term and renewable source of energy for the BC electrical grid. Hemmera was pleased to provide environmental assessment support to AltaGas though the provincial and federal processes and looks forward to working with AltaGas again in the future.

“Our team at AltaGas is excited about the issuance of the EA certificate for McLymont; it is a major accomplishment for the Project team and another important milestone for our Northwest Projects. AltaGas would like to extend our thanks to the consultants that worked on McLymont Project on our behalf. Job well done,” says Travis Anderson, AltaGas’s Project Manager for the McLymont and Volcano Creek projects.

Hemmera’s environmental consultants are proud to be part of a project that will help off-set close to hundreds of thousands of tons of greenhouse gas annually, while providing power to the northwest region of the province of BC.

“Congratulations to AltaGas as they move forward with their plan to supply renewable energy to BC’s northwest. Obtaining an Environmental Assessment Certificate is a major milestone for this project, and we’re proud to have helped AltaGas with their success,” says Tobin Seagel, Hemmera’s project manager, who worked closely with the AltaGas project team.

McLymont Creek is the second renewable energy project for which AltaGas has received approvals in the region, following the Forest Kerr Project. Hemmera is providing support to AltaGas on their third proposed project – the Volcano Creek hydroelectric Project – which is currently undergoing a provincial environmental review.   
 
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Contact Information:

Tobin Seagel, Project Manager
604.669.0424 | tseagel@hemmera.com

Stephanie Hun, Marketing & Communications
604.669.0424 | shun@hemmera.com  
 

AltaGas Ltd.

AltaGas' McLymont Creek project will capture the energy produced by the natural flow and elevation drop of the creek to produce clean, renewable power to BC Hydro. The project has an impact benefit agreement in place with the Tahltan First Nation.
www.altagas.ca/

About Hemmera

Hemmera is a boutique environmental consulting firm that is recognized for its strong client focus, diverse expertise, and technical excellence. We act as a trusted partner to our clients, providing solutions that safeguard the environment and the community, while advancing economic opportunities. The strength of our team has made us the firm of choice for some of the largest environmental projects in Western and Northern Canada. Hemmera has office locations in Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria and Calgary. www.hemmera.com  

Vancouver, BC – June 26, 2012 – Hemmera is thrilled to share our excitement as winner of the Environmental Manager’s Association (EMA) 2012 Environmental Management Award for best Organizational Environmental Program in BC.  We share in this award win with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the BC Environment Industry Association and the Canadian Petroleum Producers Industry.

The EMA’s inaugural Environmental Management Awards program held last week at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver recognizes four distinct categories that have helped shape the province’s environmental industry: Environmental Assessment, Site Remediation, Emission Control, Technological Innovation, Regulatory Challenge Award and Organizational Environmental Programs. Amongst the winning entries showcasing environmental excellence in achievement and management are ALS in the category of Regulatory Challenge, Tervita for Site Remediation, Coast Mountain Bus for Emission Control and Exova for Technological Innovation. 

Vice President of Development, Eric K. Pringle accepted the award on behalf of the team, “We are proud of the accomplishments made in brownfield development throughout BC. To be able to create a collaborative environment bringing municipal representatives together with those who can provide guidance on how to move these sites closer to redevelopment was part of an ongoing effort for our province. Our goal is to encourage the redevelopment of brownfield sites and this is a milestone event for the brownfield planning charette team. The profile we are receiving for our work is critical to moving this agenda forward and brainstorming different interim land uses."

Hemmera with support from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations helped to initiate this project through the BC Brownfield Renewal Strategy.  Facilitated by Hemmera, two charettes have taken place in the communities of Nanaimo and Vanderhoof. Seen as a unique opportunity, the project helped bring together municipal, community association, land development, petroleum and government agency participants for two days of collaborative discussion in an effort to outline opportunities for the revitalization of former service station sites within their communities. As a result, dialogue and feedback from the charettes has led to a centralized online resource hub - the BC Toolkit for Former Service Stations website. The website was formally launched by the Minister back in Fall 2011 at the Union of BC Municipalities Conference.

“We know that former gas stations are the most common type of brownfield in BC – and that addressing contamination can turn them from eyesores to amenities,” explains Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson. “By creating this toolkit website we’re helping local governments address these sites and turn them into opportunities for redevelopment.”

Hemmera was also pleased to have been selected as a finalist in the Site Remediation Category for our work on the South Fraser Perimeter Beta Landfill project. 
 
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Contact Information:
Stephanie Hun, Marketing & Communications
P: 604.669.0424 or E: shun@hemmera.com  

About Hemmera

Hemmera is a boutique environmental consulting firm that is recognized for its strong client focus, diverse expertise, and technical excellence. We act as a trusted partner to our clients, providing solutions that safeguard the environment and the community, while advancing economic opportunities. The strength of our team has made us the firm of choice for some of the largest environmental projects in Western and Northern Canada. Hemmera has office locations in Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria and Calgary. www.hemmera.com