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Officials unprepared when mussel-infested boat arrived at Osoyoos border crossing

Osoyoos Times – October 15, 2014 When a boat contaminated with invasive quagga mussels crossed into B.C. at Osoyoos in March, border officials told the province they had no legislative authority to detain it or send it back to the

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Quagga mussel scare

Keremeos Review – March 20, 2014 An alert Canadian border crossing agent may have staved off a potential disaster for Okanagan Lake after spotting quagga mussels on a pleasure boat making its way into Canada. On the evening of March

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Okanagan waterways spared devastating mussel infestation thanks to one careful look

Province – March 20, 2014 VERNON – Alert border officials are being credited for stopping an invasive species of mussel from entering waterways in B.C.’s Okanagan region. A routine check spotted what appeared to be zebra or quagga mussels on

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Mussels scare water board

Castanet – March 20, 2014 Members of the Okanagan Basin Water Board are calling it a very close call. They are concerned with the news that a boat, covered with invasive mussels, was stopped at the Osoyoos border crossing. “I

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Mussels found entering B.C.

Daybreak Kelowna – March 20, 2014

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Invasive mussels stopped from entering Okanagan Lake

Kelowna Now – March 20, 2014 Canadian Customs Officers discovered what appeared to be zebra and quagga mussels attached to a boat trying to cross the border into Osoyoos. According to the Okanagan Basin Water Board, on March 12th a

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Invasive mussels spotted at border

Kelowna Daily Courier – March 20, 2014 A boat that may have been infested with zebra or quagga mussels was stopped at the Canadian border crossing in Osoyoos on March 12.

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Infested ‘mussel’ boat

Castanet – March 20, 2014 On the evening of March 12, a Canada Customs official notified the BC Conservation Officer service that they found what looked like zebra and/or quagga mussels on a large pleasure-craft boat being transported from the

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Border control have no ‘mussel’ when it comes to invested watercraft

Infotel – March 20, 2014 PENTICTON – Canada Customs got lucky last week when an officer spotted what appeared to be invasive mussel species attached to a boat crossing the Osoyoos border headed for Lake Okanagan. Legally, customs officers have

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B.C. waterways spared devastating infestation thanks to one careful look

The Canadian Press – March 20, 2014 VERNON, B.C. – Alert border officials are being credited for stopping an invasive species of mussel from entering waterways in B.C.’s Okanagan region. A routine check spotted what appeared to be zebra or

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Invasive mussels were bound for Okanagan Lake

Infotel – March 19, 2014 KELOWNA – An invasive mussel nearly made an unwanted debut in the Okanagan last week. The Okanagan Basin Water Board issued a release Wednesday afternoon saying what looked to be zebra and/or quagga mussels were

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