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Province to establish permanent inspection stations against invasive mussels

March 30, 2016 – Osoyoos Times B.C. will be establishing eight permanent inspection stations at entry points into the province in an effort to stop the spread of invasive mussels. Premier Christy Clark made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. It had

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Mussel defence improves

March 30, 2016 – Castanet They haven’t been found in the water, but they are no stranger to B.C. Invasive mussels have been discovered in the province, but have fortunately been prevented from entering any waterway. With boating season right

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Fight against invasive mussels in B.C. strengthened with funding of new inspection stations

March 30, 2016 – InfoNews.ca New permanent inspection stations will help in the battle to keep invasive mussels out of B.C. waters. A $2-million injection to the province’s invasive mussel defence program was announced today, March 30. The money will

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Additional cash pumped into mussels fight

March 30, 2016 – Vernon Morning Star Efforts to prevent a potential invasion of the Okanagan are getting a cash infusion. The provincial government has announced that an extra $2 million will go towards eight permanent inspection stations along B.C.

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8 permanent mussel inspection stations being set up in B.C.

March 30, 2016 – Global News, West Kelowna Eight permanent mussel inspection stations will soon be up and running in B.C. The stations will be set up in Penticton, Cranbrook, the Lower Mainland, Invermere, Golden, Valemount, Nelson and Dawson Creek

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Water warning issued

March 25, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) wants to spread awareness about water management. That was one of the main topics at ExSTREAMS: The Okanagan Water Story and You, Tuesday evening, a forum where

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Water concerns in the valley

March 22, 2016 – Castanet What does the future of water look like in the Okanagan? A hundred people packed into the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna Tuesday night to find an answer. Coinciding with UN World Water Day, the discussions

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Okanagan Basin Water Board celebrates World Water Day By

March 22, 2016 – Penticton Western News The Okanagan Basin Water Board is going all out to mark United Nations World Water Day this week. Working with the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services, they’ve invited internationally celebrated

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UBCO to Hold World Water Day Event

March 21, 2016 – Kelowna Now Droughts and floods will be the focus of World Water Day in the Okanagan, with a panel discussion to be held on campus at UBC Okanagan, Tuesday. UBC Okanagan’s Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and

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Steps for tainted water

March 21, 2016 – Castanet Provincial officials are expected to hold a public meeting for Spallumcheen residents about steps to be taken to try to solve the problem of the tainted Hullcar aquifer. Details of the April 11 meeting are still being

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North Okanagan residents drinking tainted water have ‘fraction of hope’ after hearing government action plan

March 21, 2016 – InfoNews.ca The provincial government is encouraging local farmers to adopt best practices as part of a nine-part action plan to address drinking water issues in the North Okanagan. The action plan was presented to local stakeholders

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Lake, drought in focus

March 21, 2016 – Castanet A renowned expert on water will team up with UBC Okanagan, Tuesday, on World Water Day. The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Okanagan WaterWise program and the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services at

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Think 2015 Was Hot and Weird? Get Ready for Worse, Experts Say

March 18, 2016 – DeSmog Canada B.C. faces a future of disappearing salmon runs, more wildfires and dying forests with a temperature increase of two or three degrees and it is time to adapt to a new reality, a panel

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At work in Ottawa

March 18, 2016 – Castanet When I was running to be the Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, I welcomed the opportunity to share ideas and points of view on what makes a good government. Since election day, the willingness

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MP’s Report: Reaching out to constituents

March 18, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News When I was running to be the Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, I welcomed the opportunity to share ideas and points of view on what makes a good government. Since election day,

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