Mussels require greater response

July 8, 2016 – Vernon Morning Star

The provincial government boasts a lot about how it’s preventing invasive mussels from taking hold in B.C. lakes.

But the reality is it’s not enough.

“We’re having close calls,” said Doug Findlater Okanagan Basin Water Board chairperson.

While there are eight border stations, the facilities, and particularly the ones along the Alberta border, are only open 10 hours a day.

“We could see someone come through once the station is closed and drop it (boat) into the water,” said Findlater.

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