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“Flow & Grow” workshop November 29, 2016

We’re very excited to let you know about a special workshop coming to the Okanagan, co-hosted by the Okanagan Basin Water Board, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC, and the Irrigation Industry Association of BC (IIABC). “FLOW & GROW

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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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Lake Country meets with provincial reps at UBCM

October 2, 2015 – Lake Country Calendar

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Water Board celebrates 45 years of water protection & looks ahead at future challenges

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) holds its Annual Meeting on Friday, Sept. 4 and while the agency is celebrating 45 years of water protection in the valley, it is already looking at the challenges ahead and

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OBWB pushes for algae protocol

July 12, 2015 – Vernon Morning Star

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In memory of John Slater

May 21, 2015 – Peachland View As we mark the passing of John Slater, former Liberal MLA and mayor of Osoyoos, let us especially remember and celebrate him as a champion for water. Under his leadership as Chair of the

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John Slater made lasting impact on Okanagan Basin Water Board

May 20, 2015 – Kelowna Daily Courier

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In memory

May 19, 2015 – Vernon Morning Star As we mark the passing of John Slater, former Liberal MLA and mayor of Osoyoos, let us especially remember and celebrate him as a champion for water. Under his leadership as Chair of

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OBWB Position Statement on invasive zebra and quagga mussels

The Okanagan Basin Water Board has released a seven-point Position Statement on invasive zebra and quagga mussels. The paper notes the province’s recent announcement of $575,000 in 2015-16 to fight the mussels with three roving inspection stations ($1.3 million from

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RDCO Board Highlights

Castanet – February 25, 2015

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Fairbairn sets the tone for RDNO

Vernon Morning Star – January 11, 2015 The Regional District of North Okanagan’s chairperson wants an active board.

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Year in review

Kelowna Capital News – December 26, 2014 Year in review… OBWB highlights

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Okanagan Basin Water Board terms extended to four years

Kelowna Capital News – September 12, 2014 The Okanagan Basin Water Board has given its water stewardship council a third mandate, extending the term to four years, in line with the new four-year terms for municipal councils. The stewardship council

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Okanagan Basin Water Board Supported

RDCO Board Report – September 11, 2014 The Regional Board has reaffirmed support for the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) Water Management Program. One change to the program is that the renewal period will now be extended to four years

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OBWB Annual Meeting – September 5, 2014

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, Sept. 5 at Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna. While we will be reporting out on Water Board activities during the past year, we also have two

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