Editorial: Mussel funding requires certainty

Vernon Morning Star – March 31, 2016

There was a lot of back slapping Wednesday as Premier Christy Clark and MLA Eric Foster announced an extra $2 million to try and prevent quagga and zebra mussels from arriving in Okanagan lakes.

And obviously the initiative is a positive step forward as the invasive species could have a significant social and economic impact on the region just as it has elsewhere in North America.

However, there should be some concern about the longterm integrity of the provincial initiative since none of the $2 million is actually coming from government coffers.

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