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Annual Public Meeting to be held September 8, 2017

The Okanagan Basin Water Board will host its annual public meeting next month at the Westbank Lions Community Centre. The theme of the meeting is “Weathering Extremes”. From cold weather and floods to fires and droughts, 2016-17 has been a

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Board Report – August

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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Milfoil a growing concern this summer due to freezing, flooding

Kelowna, B.C. – After a cold winter and wet spring in the Okanagan, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is getting ready for a significant bloom of invasive milfoil in valley lakes this summer. “In a normal year, spring runoff

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Okanagan mayors gather & encourage water conservation in face of weather extremes

Kelowna, B.C. – As flooding issues remain top of mind in the Okanagan, we are reminded of the extreme weather events seen in our valley and the need for all of us to do our part and prepare. Okanagan mayors

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Board Report – June

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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Okanagan Water Board directors return hopeful after mussel meeting in Ottawa

Kelowna, B.C. – Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) directors are back from their invasive mussel meeting in Ottawa and are looking for significant movement from the federal government on this file. Directors were in our nation’s capital for the annual

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Board Report – May

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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Okanagan Water Board announces funding for projects to conserve and improve valley water

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has approved $300,000 in funding to 17 projects that will help conserve and improve the quality of water in the valley.  Directors approved the Water Conservation and Quality Improvement (WCQI) Grants

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Board Report – April

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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Okanagan Water Board applauds BC mussel prevention program expansion

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) welcomes the B.C. government’s announcement today which will significantly improve protection of provincial waters from invasive zebra and quagga mussels. “We were very pleased to be at today’s announcement,” said OBWB

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Board Report – March

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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Okanagan celebrates Canada Water Week with film, contest, panel… & closer look at (waste)ing water

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program have lined up a number of events to celebrate UN World Water Day and Canada Water Week (March 19-25), including a special screening of the award-winning

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Rain barrels making a SPLASH in the Central Okanagan

Live in the Central Okanagan? The Okanagan Basin Water Board and its Okanagan WaterWise program are pleased to, once again,  partner with the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Waste Reduction Office and offer rain barrels for sale – only $75!

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With B.C. budget announcement on the way – Okanagan pushes province to make invasive mussels a priority

Kelowna, B.C. – As the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) watches the fall-out of the discovery of invasive mussels in Montana, only a few hours’ drive from B.C., and with news that the B.C. Government is getting ready to announce

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Questions on new B.C. groundwater regulations prompt Okanagan Water Board to help local well-owners

Kelowna, B.C. – There has been some confusion about what new B.C. groundwater regulations – part of the recently introduced Water Sustainability Act – mean for residents who have a well. In response, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has

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