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Bronte Creek Valley Remediation

Environmental remediation of a petroleum hydrocarbon release in one of the remaining pristine riverine ecosystems in a major urban area

  • Oakville, Ontario

    Oakville, Ontario

Sustainable remedial strategies paved the way for site closure and ecosystem recovery

Bronte Creek is one of the last remaining pristine urban ecosystems, located in the largest forested north-south corridor in Ontario. With a diverse warmwater fish community and several rare and species at risk, it’s also used for recreational angling. When a gasoline release occurred in the creek, Trans-Northern Pipelines looked to us to remediate and restore the impacted parts of the valley.

Had our team adopted the traditional remediation approach of soil removal to address the impacts, it would have taken decades for the site to recover. Instead, we considered the broader ecological, economic, and social impacts. To preserve the use of the site, we adopted a more sustainable remedial and risk management strategy. Public, regulatory, and stakeholder consultation were cornerstones of the overall process. Individual and community needs for site use, sustainability, regeneration, and revitalization were considered from project outset to site closure and beyond. We incorporated sustainable technologies such as targeted source area removal, phytoremediation, enhanced bioremediation, risk management, and monitored natural attenuation to leverage the natural powers of the ecosystem to regenerate itself. 

Our approach helped Trans-Northern Pipelines restore the site to its original condition—and maintain the ecological value and recreational function throughout the project’s life cycle and into the future.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc.
Partners
  • Stamnik Industrial Inc.
Award
2023 Brownie Award – Remediate: Sustainable Remediation and Technological Innovation
Meet Our Team

Tiana Robinson, Principal, Environmental Services Discipline Leader

Understanding the unique needs of each phase of a project helps us provide efficient and effective solutions to meet diverse client needs.
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Tanya Shanoff, Senior Hydrogeologist, Federal Sector Leader, Environmental Services (Canada)

I enjoy working with our clients to plan, prepare, and respond to environmental emergencies using Stantec’s best creative minds and resources.
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Janice Stonebridge, Environmental Engineer in Training

Thinking critically about the data we receive and the issues clients are facing is essential to decisions that will hold true over time.
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Karen Wright, Principal, Environmental Services

I enjoy that project management allows me to participate in the improvement of my community by helping clients achieve their remedial goals.
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Tiana Robinson

Principal, Environmental Services Discipline Leader

Tanya Shanoff

Senior Hydrogeologist, Federal Sector Leader, Environmental Services (Canada)

Janice Stonebridge

Environmental Engineer in Training

Karen Wright

Principal, Environmental Services

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