Three stories from BC on discipline, regulation, and the Mt. Polley mine disaster topped the reads from the Daily Media Report in the first two weeks of August.
Disciplinary notice for BC engineer: On August 6, 2019, A panel of the Discipline Committee for Engineers and Geoscientists BC announced that Edward K. Lim demonstrated unprofessional conduct in sealing and submitted structural drawings in support of a building permit application. As a result, the panel ordered that Lim’s licence be temporarily suspended, that he complete and pass the Professional Practice Examination, and that he pay $25,000 towards the association’s investigation and legal costs.
Sweeping changes in regulation: Ian R. McDonald, President of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia Council, discussed the impact of BC’s Professional Governance Act on the province’s architects. His commentary situates recent changes in BC within the larger landscape of regulatory changes occurring across the country.
Mt. Polley disaster continues to affect public: While a five-year deadline for changes to the federal Fisheries Act charges expired August 4, 2019, residents of Likely, BC, have continued to struggle with the impact of the Mt. Polley mine dam collapse. While Imperial Metals is responsible for ongoing environmental and remediation work at the Mount Polley site, public mistrust over the incident has lingered.