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As Okanagan prepares for future droughts, Osoyoos couple clinches $6000 grand prize to WaterWise their yard

Kelowna, B.C. – As people start turning off their outdoor taps and irrigation systems get blown out, the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Okanagan WaterWise program is winding up its Make Water Work campaign for another year. But not before announcing

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Penticton location of mussel inspection base should not be a concern, say OBWB and provincial officials

April 13, 2016 – Osoyoos Times The decision to base a permanent inspection and decontamination station for invasive mussels in Penticton rather than Osoyoos is not a concern for the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB). James Littley, OBWB operations and

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Year in Review – October – Cannings becoming new MP for SOWK and water meters for Osoyoos made headlines

January 6, 2016 – Osoyoos Times Water meters and water matters in Osoyoos, the election of a well-known environmentalist during the federal election and the closing of a longtime local video store made headlines in October. Town of Osoyoos council

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Former mayors Stu Wells and Tom Shields not sold on water meters

January 6, 2016 – Osoyoos Times Two former Osoyoos mayors have raised red flags about the possible move by the town to bring thousands of water meters to our community. Former mayors Stu Wells and Tom Shields both discussed their

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Not enough data to support water metering proposal

January 6, 2016 – Osoyoos Times Two former Osoyoos mayors are speaking out and raising concerns about a proposal to introduce universal water metering in Osoyoos. At this point, town council has not made any decision to proceed with the

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Osoyoos hosts major water forums next week

September 30, 2015 – Osoyoos Times

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Water fears in focus

September 21, 2015 – Castanet

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Milfoil control derailed in Osoyoos because of theft and vandalism

Penticton Western News – November 19, 2014 Vandalism and theft has stopped milfoil control efforts in Osoyoos Lake. With only weeks left to rototill milfoil in Osoyoos Lake before winter freeze-up, the theft of specialized equipment and vandalism of the

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Okanagan Weed Control Delayed Due to Vandalism

Kelowna Now – November 19, 2014 Efforts to effectively control an invasive weed in a South Okanagan Lake are at a standstill after vandalism and theft from one of the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s machines. According to OBWB, their rototiller

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Vandalism delays Osoyoos Lake weed control

Global Okanagan – November 19, 2014 Vandalism and theft from one of the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s (OBWB) machines has effectively stopped efforts to control the invasive milfoil weed in Osoyoos Lake.  

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Abundance of milfoil in Osoyoos

Global Okanagan – August 8, 2014 OSOYOOS, BC – An invasive aquatic plant called Eurasian milfoil is growing uncontrollably in Osoyoos Lake. Dave Caswell, a milfoil control operator with the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB), is working overtime to harvest

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Many citizens angry as milfoil out of control on Osoyoos Lake

Osoyoos Times – August 6, 2014 Many Osoyoos residents are upset and complaining about the abnormally high levels of milfoil growth in Osoyoos Lake this summer, but there’s nothing the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB), which runs the milfoil control

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RDOS urges local citizens to make ‘WaterWise pledge’ in coming weeks

August 14, 2013 – Osoyoos Times

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Make Water Work Campaign

Osoyoos Daily News – July 29, 2013 Ron Doucette, Director of Operation is displaying the “Make Water Work” magnet…

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Osoyoos mayor in a war over weeds with U.S.

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