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21 September 2017 - 13:16, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
Dean Fitzgerald, Senior Ecologist, at Premier was invited to write a book chapter that describes how we are using plant species and plant communities to discover lost oil wells at Wiikwemikoong Unceded First Nation (Wiikwemikoong) on Manitoulin Island. The book is called Plant Phenology and has a focus on documenting the responses of plants to...
21 September 2017 - 11:10, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
What is Vapour Intrusion? Vapour intrusion (VI) into buildings can affect short and long-term indoor air quality and the health of occupants.  Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) within the subsurface can intrude into a building via preferential pathways in the foundation such as cracks and control joints, floor drains and other utilities penetrations. Recognition of the...
25 August 2017 - 9:43, by , in Blog, No comments
Happy Friday! Premier has been busy over the spring and summer months assisting our clients with a number of building issues related to water damage and mould.  With recent rain levels being significantly higher than normal, many regions have experienced flooding and local residents and businesses have struggled to protect their properties and valuable belongings....
11 July 2017 - 14:59, by , in Blog, No comments
Most folks will know Parsnip as a tasty addition to the dinner table. Indeed, Parsnip is a member of the Apaiaceae family and so it is related to other friendly items such as Carrot, Caraway, Dill, Cumin, and Parsley.  The Parnsip was imported to North America from Europe a long time ago.  When we find...
27 June 2017 - 14:09, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
While attending a joint health and safety meeting in our office last week, it became clear to me that we have not been paying enough attention to a very important health risk for our field staff working outdoors.  The dreaded Tick has rapidly become a significant health risk to most Canadians, specifically those who spend...
9 June 2017 - 0:12, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
Greetings on this sunny Friday. We wanted to share that Premier’s work with Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory Orphaned Legacy Well Program on Manitoulin Island was featured in yet another article. You can find the article on pages 86 and 87 at: https://issuu.com/jwnenergy/docs/jwn-oilweek-june-2017 We also wanted to share that I completed a presentation about the orphan well...
30 May 2017 - 11:00, by , in Blog, No comments
Defined as a very small pellet of plastic that serves as a raw material in the manufacture of plastic products. Plastic injection pellets or “nurdles” are produced by the billions to be used in various plastic products we purchase each year. Unfortunately, as with most raw material manufacturing and use comes adverse effects to the...
23 May 2017 - 11:00, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
Additional amendments to O. Reg. 153/04 have been proposed that have limited relationship to excess soil but are proposed as part of this regulatory package to provide clarity and reduce unnecessary burden on the regulated community. The proposed amendments address specific circumstances that have proven difficult when navigating the RSC process for a variety of...
19 May 2017 - 15:17, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
We’re excited to share with you, on this sunny Friday afternoon, that we recently completed a successful oil and gas well abandonment project with Wiikwemikoong Unceded First Nation (Wiikwemikoong), located on the east side of Manitoulin Island. For this project, Premier worked with staff from Eastern Oilfield Services (Eastern) acting as the well plugging contractor....
16 May 2017 - 10:42, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
In this 2 part series, we’ll shed some light on the proposed new excess soil regulation and modifications to O.Reg. 153/04. The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has recently proposed new rules to govern excess soil at project sites, as well as proposed amendments to O. Reg. 153/04 to align with the...