Officials demand action on mussels

Vernon Morning Star

Senior governments are being told to flex some muscles when it comes to mussels.

The Okanagan Basin Water Board is demanding that the provincial and federal government initiate efforts to prevent the spread of the invasive zebra and quagga mussels.

“We need the federal and provincial governments to be serious about the issue,” said Juliette Cunningham, a Vernon director, adding that OBWB and local communities can only do so much to prevent the arrival of the mussels which are from Europe originally and have spread across North America.

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