COMPONENT 20 - ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONAL

Component 20 includes members who work for the B.C. Government engaged in engineering support and inspectional duties at the technical level, as well as those charged with protecting and regulating natural resources or ensuring the quality of the environment.

NEWS & UPDATES

October 06, 2017

Wildfire concerns heard loud and clear at UBCM - BCGEU

The City and Cariboo Regional District's wildfire concerns did not fall on deaf ears at last week's Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention, local leaders said. "In our meetings with ministers they seemed very engaging and sympathetic to the issues we experienced this summer," Cariboo Regional District chair Al Richmond said. "We are probably going to look for some time in November if we can ge...

October 05, 2017

BC Corrections’ work helps wildfire-fighting success - BCGEU

Behind British Columbia's many wildfire-fighting crews stands a team of provincial inmates who provide vital support to those serving on the front lines. Throughout the recent provincial state of emergency, a longstanding partnership with the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) saw inmate crews, under the supervision of BC Corrections staff, ramp up their efforts to help fire crews.   Read more...

October 04, 2017

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC - Your New Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that all positions on the bargaining committee were acclaimed, as follows:   Tony Andrychuk - Bargaining Committee Chair David Ek - Bargaining Committee Member Aaron Wolff - Bargaining Committee Member Chris Casey - Bargaining Committee Alternate   The bargaining committee will review the content of our online bargaining survey, which will be sent out by the end of th...

October 02, 2017

Hunting regulation changes in response to wildfires - BCGEU

The Province is taking action to protect big game wildlife in areas severely affected by wildfires this summer. In the long-term wildlife benefit from wildfire. However, in the short-term there can be negative impacts. For example, wildfires in the Thompson and Cariboo regions have enabled motor vehicle access by hunters to remote moose and mule deer habitats that were previously only accessibl...

September 28, 2017

2017 BC wildfire season ‘the new normal’: province urged to act - BCGEU

After another destructive wildfire season, the province is being urged to do more to protect communities and prepare B.C. for the future wildfire threat. Professors from UBC and the University of Northern British Columbia, along with fire ecologists, have drafted a letter to the province saying they believe 2017's record-setting fire season "represents the new normal and is part of a global tre...

September 25, 2017

Local 2012 – General Membership Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT:    Environmental Technical and OperationalLOCAL:              2012 – General Membership MeetingDATE:                Saturday October 21st, 2017TIME:                1:30 am – 3:00 pmPLACE:               BCGEU Terrace Area Office                          102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace, BC or                           Via Conference Call 1-888-289-4573 Access Code: 4062641   AGENDA 1. St...