Looking Ahead - Message from the ED It certainly has been a busy start to 2017 as we work with government on several fronts that are important to industry in the region. In addition to the Effluent Characterization Program, which is nearing completion; NCIA has collaborated on the Industrial Air Emissions Management Program. This [...]
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Looking Ahead - Message from the ED With 2016 firmly in the rear view mirror and opportunities associated with the new year unfolding, it is a great time to reflect and celebrate our achievements. Although this newsletter touches on the interesting work NCIA has been involved with both past and present, one thing that [...]
Message from the ED The relationship that exists between regulators and the regulated community is an important aspect of any investment decision. The regulated community strives for a positive, constructive and collaborative relationship with regulators and Alberta has a history of being open to that collaborative approach. This must maintain into the future. That positive [...]
NCIA Ponders MGA Policy Decisions With the Municipal Government Act (MGA) review now in our rear view mirror, many people are wondering what lies ahead and in some cases what actually happened. As one of the largest pieces of legislation in Alberta, the MGA impacts individuals, businesses and communities alike. It is essentially the guide [...]
NCIA Hits the Road While summer is typically the season for road trips, NCIA opted to beat the rush earlier this month, organizing a bus tour for its members and a number of senior government representatives from Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP). The collaborative adventure started at South Petroleum Plaza in Edmonton on June 8th [...]
Message from the Executive Director Well summer is over and so are the turnarounds…so it’s back to business for NCIA. We have been busy working with the province on the fine particulate matter file and the water management file over the past few months. Communication materials on these files will be coming out soon to [...]
Message from the Executive Director Like many Heartland residents, NCIA is excited to fall back into a productive routine after a great summer. In late July, we were pleased to meet briefly with all the regional MLAs and both the Energy Minister and the Advanced Education and Innovation Minister as they toured our region. This [...]
Message from the Executive Director The school year is out and summer break is officially in session. As always though, summer never seems to be downtime for us at NCIA and we’ll be working away on our priorities. For example, we’ve reached out to our new MLAs and Ministers to introduce ourselves and we hope [...]
Message from the Executive Director It would appear that spring has finally arrived and with that comes turnaround season for local industries. Several of our members are or will be engaged in turnaround activities for the next several months (up to near the end of October). For more information on that topic, see the April [...]
Message from the Executive Director As the saying “May you live in interesting times” goes, well…we certainly are. Between lower oil prices and a lot of multi-stakeholder work on fine particulate matter, air monitoring directives, and the Municipal Government Act, we are finding ourselves very busy. Lower oil prices creates a challenge and likely going [...]