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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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Need some accountability

September 21, 2016 – Oliver Chronicle While the bass are exchanging high-fives amidst all that extra milfoil in Vaseux Lake, the same can’t be said about the residents. The lake is a real mess, overgrown with algae and weeds, which

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Vaseux Lake milfoil on water board’s radar

September 15, 2016 – Oliver Chronicle (This is the second of a two-part feature exploring the effects that the invasive seaweed known as milfoil is having on Vaseux Lake.) Milfoil’s unfavourable effects have been most evident in Vaseux Lake, but

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Vaseux Lake community aiming to rid waters of invasive milfoil

September 8, 2016 – Oliver Chronicle (Editor’s note: The following is the first in a two-part series on milfoil at Vaseux Lake. This week looks at suspicions that a sewage plant is significantly contributing towards a milfoil surplus. Part 2

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Milfoil treatment sought for lake in South Okanagan

September 1, 2016 – Kelowna Daily Courier An invasive plant species has taken root in another Valley lake, prompting a South Okanagan politician to ask it receive regular treatment from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. The south end of Vaseux

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Milfoil growing like a weed

April 20, 2016 – Castanet Bill Ferguson is fed up with the proliferation of noxious weeds around the front of his complex next to Gyro Beach on Watt Road. Ferguson says the nefarious Eurasian milfoil weed, abundant in parts of

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LETTERS: Thanks to OBWB for dealing with milfoil problem

March 16, 2016 – Kelowna Daily Courier Last year’s massive milfoil bloom was a real wake-up call for everyone who enjoys time on and about our pristine lake. Fortunately, Okanagan Waster Basin Board recognized this could quickly become a very

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Milfoil Control

February 15, 2016 – Kelowna Daily Courier

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Employment Opportunity – Milfoil Control and Transport Operator

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent teamwork skills to fill the position of Milfoil Control and Transport Operator, reporting to the Executive Director. This position involves operating aquatic weed control machines in

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Early start for milfoil in Okanagan causing trouble

June 20, 2015 – Kelowna Capital News

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Milfoil blooms early

June 17, 2015 – Vernon Morning Star

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Early start for milfoil in Okanagan causing trouble

Kelowna, B.C. – Just as tourists start to flood into the Okanagan for the start of beach season, the invasive aquatic weed, Eurasian Watermilfoil has decided to make an early appearance in valley lakes.  As a result, calls to the

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Milfoil drives debate

Vernon Morning Star – February 20, 2015 Milfoil control is being defended. The Regional District of North Okanagan turned off the Kalamalka Lake source because of turbidity. It states the turbidity is partly from the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s milfoil

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Mission Hill water source turned off because of turbidity

Vernon Morning Star – February 16, 2015 Greater Vernon residents are united when they turn on their taps. On Monday, the Regional District of North Okanagan switched off the Kalamalka Lake source because of turbidity and about 55,000 people are

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War on milfoil

The Daily Courier – January 29, 2015

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