British Columbia

June 2014

Town Hall Meeting—Nanaimo

Where: Cedar Community Hall, 2388 Cedar Road, Nanaimo, BC When: July 3, 2014 Time: 6 p.m.—9 p.m. Schedule: 6:00 p.m. Meet & Greet (food and beverages will be served) 7:00 p.m. Guest Speaker 7:45 p.m. Open Forum—industry discussion Come and join your fellow onsite wastewater practitioners and professionals for an evening of industry information and …

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New By-laws Impacting Construction and Development in the Shuswap Lake Area

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) has released a letter (attached) regarding the implementation of Bylaws 725 and 830 which address the development around Shuswap Lake. In particular, Electoral Area “C” (South Shuswap) and Electoral Area “F” (North Shuswap) are now subject to the Development Permit Guidelines set out in their respective bylaws. The CSRD …

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2015 Call for Papers

WCOWMA Onsite Wastewater Management Association of British Columbia February 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2015  Abbotsford, BC   (Please note you can download a PDF of the information below here) The Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association of British Columbia (WCOWMA-BC) welcomes abstracts for papers to be presented at the Annual Conference being held in February …

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Bylaw review

The Board of Directors will undertake a bylaw review during 2014, in advance of the 2015 Annual General Meeting. Bylaw reviews are undertaken every couple of years in order to ensure member’s interests are protected. Any member in good standing may bring forth a suggestion for bylaw reform to be presented for approval at the next AGM.

Public Education

The association is currently building its public education platform. The Board has identified two target groups: homeowners and municipal / regional districts. Presentations are being developed for both groups. Presentations to homeowners focus on the regulatory framework, proper operation and maintenance of their systems, and the importance and requirement for using an authorized person to …

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Training Development

Curriculum Development Maintenance Provider The Maintenance Provider Curriculum Development Committee is working on the training material for this program under the leadership of Garth Millan, WCOWMA-BC Vice-President. Currently, the committee is reviewing resource material and developing appropriate slide decks, handouts and quizzes to support the  course outline and anticipated outcomes. The committee hopes to have the program ready for release later in 2014. Enhanced …

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