Public Comment Period: Amendments to Schedule 1 of Species at Risk Act

On Saturday, June 16th, 2018, a proposal to amend Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) for 31 terrestrial wildlife species has been published in part I of the Canada Gazette

This marks the beginning of a 30-day public comment period during which you can share your comments on the proposal either by writing to  or calling 1 800 668-6767. The public comment period will end on Wednesday, July 16th, 2018.

 The Minister of the Environment will take into consideration comments and any additional information received following this publication and make a listing recommendation for each species to the Governor in Council. After species are listed, recovery strategies must be published within one year for endangered species and within two years for extirpated and threatened species.

Email Your MP: Bill C-69, federal legislation that makes sweeping changes to Canada’s water, energy and environmental laws – and not for the better

From the Council of Canadians:

This is let you know the window to have your say on Bill C-69 is closing quickly. The third reading vote on the Bill could happen as early as tonight.

The Liberal government has shut down debate on Bill C-69 four times, leaving us with a complex and lengthy Bill that lacks adequate scrutiny and democratic debate as the Trudeau government rushes to ram this legislation through.

Use our new tool to send an email to your MP to vote Bill C-69 down and commit to developing a national action plan on water.Take it one step further by forwarding this message to three friends so they can take action to protect water too!

The final vote on Bill C-69 will happen ASAP before it gets sent to the Senate, where there will be little chance to change it.

That’s why it’s urgent that you contact your MP today. Thank you for all that you do.

Call for nominations of experts for the IPCC Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessments

This is a call for nominations of Canadian experts to serve on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessments (TG-Data). Nominations are being solicited for experts to serve as TG-Data Co-Chairs as well as members of the Task Group.

 The purpose of TG-Data is to facilitate the availability and use of climate change-related data and scenarios in support of the work programme of the IPCC, and to provide curation, transparency, traceability and stability of data and scenarios related to the reports of the IPCC.

At the 47th Session of the IPCC (March 2018), the IPCC re-named the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA) to the Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessments (TG-Data), and adopted new Terms of Reference (TORs) for the TG-Data and guidance for the IPCC Data Distribution Centre (DDC). The TORs are attached for reference.

Application Instructions:
Please submit the attached nomination form (below) and a Curriculum Vitae to the IPCC Secretariat for Canada ( by July 17, 2018. Members of the TG-Data will be selected by the IPCC Bureau and will be notified directly by the IPCC.

Please do not hesitate to contact the IPCC Secretariat for Canada if you have any questions.

Jaclyn Paterson

IPCC Secretariat for Canada, Science & Technology Branch

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Government of Canada

Download More Info & Application Form Here:


Terms of Reference and Mandate of the IPCC Task Group on Data Support for
Climate Change Assessments (TG-Data) TG-Data_TORs

Job Posting: Assistant Project Manager

CR1811 Assistant Project Manager

Nova Scotia, Canada

·  ECC (, through a series of Joint Ventures, has completed or is in the process of executing several large environmental remediation projects in various parts across Eastern Canada.  We are now looking for experienced professionals between 5 and 10 years of experience to join our operational team in completing these multi-year programs and to help build a future office in Canada.  The position will be in the Atlantic Provinces with potential for occasional travel elsewhere in Canada and the United States.  This position will primarily be responsible for assisting in the management of project activities to ensure that the goals of the project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.  In this position you will:

·  Assist Project Manager in the planning and coordination of activities designated to ensure that goals or objectives of the project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters

·  Review project proposals or plans to determine time frames, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project

·  Establish work plans and staffing for each phase of project, and arrange for recruitment or assignment of project personnel

·  Confer with project staff and subcontractors to outline work plan and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority

·  Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget

·  Review status reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedules or plans as required

·  Prepare project reports for management, client, or others

·  Confer with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems

·  Coordinate project activities with activities of government regulatory or other governmental agencies

·  Manage supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws

·  Perform weekly and monthly schedule updates and develop as-built schedule

·  Coordinate and prepare 3-week look-ahead schedules or as required by contract

·  Coordinate with Project Manager to document physical percent complete

·  Preparation of required reports for Client invoices

·  Coordinate and update with Project Accountant on Monthly PSRs preparation

·  Review of subcontractor invoices prior to PM approval and submit to Project Accountant for payment processing.

·  In addition to the accountabilities above, other responsibilities, tasks, and deliverables may be assigned to the incumbent of this position

Basic Qualifications:
·  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations

·  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

·  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

·  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry

·  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

·  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

·  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

·  Proven ability to implement programs to address complex needs and problems

·  Capable of communicating with persuasiveness and exercise effective negotiation techniques as needed

·  Competent in using Microsoft Office products, email systems, and Windows

·  40-hour HAZWOPER, 8-hour HAZWOPER supervisory and 8-hour HAZWOPER annual refresher training

·  Three years of experience with scheduling and project planning for large environmental/construction projects

·  Three years working knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local environmental law regulations, and guidance as they apply to the region specified in the solicitation

·  Education: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, geology, chemistry or closely related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:
·  Master’s degree in science, engineering, construction management, geology, chemistry or closely related discipline

·  Three – Five years working experience in HTRW remedial action project management or hazardous waste disposal industry

·  Two years experience related to remedial construction at HTRW sites


To Apply:  visit Career Search, View all current openings and submit your resume to requisition CR1811 Assistant Project Manager

If you encounter difficulties applying online, please send your resume to Subject line:  CA – APM – (Your name)


ECC is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities


NSEN AGM 2018 – All Welcome!



All are welcome on Wednesday, June 27th at 1313 Hollis Street for a night of networking + updates from the past year.

We’ll be serving snacks + drinks from 6 p.m. to kick things off!

This will be followed by an overview of NSEN from current board members, staff & volunteers at 6:30 p.m.
A special guest speaker for the night will be announced shortly!

Please register to attend the event here: – its FREE – so we can plan food & beverage for all our members, guests, and friends 🙂

We have a bunch of fantastic door prizes up for grabs from our generous sponsors in the HRM:

Noble Grape
Elizabeth Heffelfinger RAc – one-hour acupuncture session
Synergy Physiotherapy + Pilates – $100 voucher
Local Source Market
C + Sea – $30 handmade jewelry piece
Dimitris Pizza
Gaudet Optical
and more to come!

There is a ton of potential to get involved with NSEN and shape the future of the environmental sector in Nova Scotia.
You can find out more info about becoming a member and volunteering with NSEN.

We’ll also be taking nominations for new board members at the AGM.
For more info about becoming a board member check out here:

We welcome all to apply to the board – students, recent grads, professionals, retirees – and everyone in between!
We’re also looking for representation from the entire province – so living Halifax is not a requirement.
You also don’t have to be at the AGM to become a board member.

We really need our members to come out, show support, and help us shape the next era of NSEN.
We’d love to see you there!

For more information email Megan at: