The NEIA Voice

June 14, 2011
NEIA Voice

News from NEIA   


NEIA announces new dedication for Golf and BBQ

This year will mark the inauguration of our Annual Charlie Riggs Memorial Golf Tournament.  For six years Charlie served as Executive Director of NEIA and made significant contributions to the environmental industry in the Province.  We are honoured to be able to dedicate this event to him.


All proceeds from the Tournament will be donated to the Charlie Riggs and Cathy Macdonald Riggs Memorial Award established by AMEC Earth & Environmental. more info... 


If you would like to become a Special Sponsor and donate to this award please contact Joanne Parsons at [email protected]


First Annual Charlie Riggs Memorial 


Clovelly Golf Club - Tuesday, July 5th 

Clovelly Golf Club



Terrific networking opportunity! 


Osprey Course at the scenic Clovelly Golf Club. Enjoy a barbeque with food, drink and more socializing at day's end.  More info... 


Thanks to all our sponsors!  

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Staff Changes


Caroline ClarkeNEIA is pleased to welcome Caroline Clarke as the new Communications and Marketing Coordinator.


Caroline worked for the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador for over 11 years, most recently as Director of Communications. She is looking forward to this exciting new role.


Contact Caroline if you have questions or would like to provide content for future issues of the NEIA Voice

[email protected] or phone 772-3342.


Special Events  



Congratulations to NEIA member, NLL Recycling Ltd., on their Grand Opening! 


This is Newfoundland and Labrador's first and only environmentally friendly, full metal recycling center.

NLL Recycling Ltd.
and the City of St. John's will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Regional Waste Management Site on 340 East White Hills Road, June 28, at 2pm. 


To attend please RSVP to [email protected] or call 709.726.1777     


Conferences, Workshops & Seminars  

Expo Labrador 2011 Conference and Trade Exhibition: June 26-29, 2011, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador

The Conference and Trade Exhibition is Labrador's primary event for networking opportunities, with a trade show that provides exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their business.

Conference session topics for 2011 include:

  • Regional Preparedness for Large-Scale Development Projects
  • Junior Mining Investors Forum
  • Labrador Mega-Projects Update

To register or for more information 


International Financial Institutions: Introductory Workshop

June 16, 2011 - 10.00am, John Cabot Building, St. John's

A workshop on doing business with the International Financial Institutions (IFIs). Join Amber Germain of Canada's Office of Liaison with the International Financial Institutions to learn how to access the multi-billion dollar international development market. Click 


To RSVP please contact Karen Barry at [email protected]  


NOIA Conference; Play on the Edge 2011, St. John's Convention Centre, St. John's (NL)

Play on the Edge 2011 brings together the leading companies and industry experts to discuss the future of oil and gas. Speakers include:

    Premier Kathy Dunderdale, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

    Robert Buckman, Communications Expert, Comedian and Humanitarian

    Minister Shawn Skinner, Dept. of Natural Resources, Government of NL

    Julie Meyer, Leading Champion for Entrepreneurship in Europe

    James Carville, Democratic Strategist and CNN Political Commentator.


Visit for a schedule of events, program details and to register.



Dallas Mercer Consulting (DMC); Safety Training Center, 1288 Topsail Road, St. John's (NL) 

DMC is now offers both awareness and competency-based training programs.


Through the use of a custom-built confined space unit, and safety equipment such as fall arrest systems, SCBAs, gas monitors, etc., DMC has the ability to simulate work situations to provide realistic, hands-on training.


DMC's training programs have been developed to meet legislative requirements and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) training guidelines.


The Spring and Summer Training Schedule is now available. 

p: 709.364.3900 or toll free: 877.709.3359  


Other Events and Happenings

September 27 - 29, 2011: The GREEN Expo Mexico , Mexico City, Mexico

October 3-6, 2011: Core All Energy Conference & Trade Show, The Cunard Centre, Halifax (NS) 

November 1-3, 2011: Global Clean Energy Congress, Calgary (AB)

February 13-14, 2012: EnerCanWest Conference, Regina (SK) 



Professional Opportunities


Call for Tenders: Hazardous Waster & Disposal, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Canada wide Click 


Call for Tenders: Nalcor: Construction of Waterline, Pump House and Septic System, Labrador (NL) Click 


Job Opportunities: SNC-Lavalin Group - Lower Churchill Project Recruitment (NL); contact [email protected]


Job Opportunities: Maderra Engineering - Hebron Project Recruitment (NL); contact [email protected] 


Expressions of Interest: WorleyParsons for Hebron for various goods and services.

Inquiries: [email protected] 

more info...  


Call for Tenders: Solar Renewable Energy Generation Project, Thunder Bay Campus (ON)  Click 


Other News and Interesting Links  


The Observer Ethical Awards 2011 Big Idea Award

This year's winner - Pavegen Read more... 


C-NLOPB releases further documentation relating to the Hebron Development Plan Application Read more...  


Mining and Petroleum Industries Receive Funding for Research and Development Read more... 

Technology To Meet The Energy Challenge Read more... 


Renewable Energy - Apollo and BlueGreen Alliance merge-a smart move at a time of clean-energy trouble  Read more... 


Is Oil the New Cod? Resource Redux in Newfoundland and Labrador Read more...  


Call for Tenders: Solar Renewable Energy Generation Project, Thunder Bay Campus (ON) Click  



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