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December, 2013

Columbia, in association with SNC Lavalin,  is excited to be selected as the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultant for the BC Hydro Revelstoke Dam Unit 6 project. BC Hydro has started planning work to allow the installation of a sixth generating unit into an empty bay at Revelstoke Generating Station by 2020. BC Hydro filed a Project Description with the provincial Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) on March 28, 2013. Revelstoke Unit 6 would add approximately 500 megawatts of capacity to BC Hydro’s system and provide a significant amount of electricity when our customers need it most.


November, 2013

Columbia is now listed to provide internal project leads and Non-Profit Organizations with Hazardous Materials Assessments for BC Housing! In addition to this work, Columbia has been busy undertaking Human Health Risk Assessments for Agriculture Canada at the Summerland Research Station  and an EIA and Environmental Monitoring for the Rogers Communication Tower and the Okanagan Nation Enterprises Sockeye Hatchery in Penticton.


May, 2013

Columbia is proud to announce Summer Zawacky, BSc, EP has successfully completed the USEPA/WCB approved Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) course. Columbia will be undertaking Hazardous Materials Assessments as required by WCB, local Regional Districts and Municipalities prior to to receiving Demolition Permits. Congrats Summer!


Over the past several months our work has included several Phase I and underground storage tank assessments for real estate clients in Penticton and surrounding areas. As always, we appreciate your business.


 December, 2012

Columbia is again very proud to report we were selected Number #1 for the recent Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Supply Agreement for Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment! This Pacific Region contract allows our Federal clients the opportunity to request our services to manage various environmental risk assessment projects in Canada. As well, Columbia is still busy undertaking Environmental Monitoirng of the Oliver Highway upgrade and completing numerous Phase I ESA assessments for real estate clients in Penticton and surrounding areas. 


 October, 2012

Over the past several months our work has included the successful Phase I and II investigation of 16 former mine and exploration sites in the Northwest Territories.  Columbia also began work for the Ministry of Environment at home in the Okanagan undertaking assessments for Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussels from Vernon to Osoyoos and was awarded a contract from the Shuswap First Nations and Aboriginal Affairs to undertake a Phase I ESA of their Lands in Invermere.  During this busy time for all staff, final assessments were also completed for the McIntyre Passing Lanes near Oliver, BC with investigations focusing on snake hibernacula and mitigation.
 


August 30, 2012

Columbia is currently undertaking numerous Riparian Area Regulation Assessments for local clients from Osoyoos to Peachland as well as Phase I ESAs for a former bulk fuel tank farm in Keremeos and an aircarft maintenance operation at the Penticton Airport. Our staff are again working with Heartland Economics in West Kelowna providing fish and fish habitat assessments for thier forestry operations and environmental monitoring for several culvert replacements.


July, 2012

Columbia is proud to report we were selected Number #1 for the recent Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Standing Offer for Remediation Consultants. This contract allows our Federal clients the opportunity to request our services to manage various environmental remediation projects in Canada! As well, Columbia was also recently contracted by PWGSC on behalf of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) to undertake 16 Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments for various abandoned mine and railroad sites in the Northwest Territories. 
 


Social Accountability

Columbia is a proud sponsor of the Penticton and Area Food Bank.

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