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OBWB welcomes new provincial measures aimed at threat of mussel invasion

Osoyoos Times – April 11, 2017 The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is welcoming significant new measures announced recently by the province to address the threat of invasive mussels to B.C. waterways. The B.C. government announced March 30 that it

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With B.C. budget announcement on the way – Okanagan pushes province to make invasive mussels a priority

Kelowna, B.C. – As the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) watches the fall-out of the discovery of invasive mussels in Montana, only a few hours’ drive from B.C., and with news that the B.C. Government is getting ready to announce

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Mussels in Montana prompt Okanagan Basin Water Board to renew calls for stronger prevention by feds and province

December 19, 2016 – AM1150 Mussels in Montana prompt Okanagan Basin Water Board to renew calls for stronger prevention by feds and province. LISTEN HERE:   Learn more about invasive zebra & quagga mussels, the risks to the Okanagan and

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Okanagan renews call for stronger mussel defence with key Pacific NW ally, Montana, now infested

Kelowna, B.C. – With news that the Pacific Northwest’s Perimeter Defence is breached with invasive mussels now discovered in Montana, and with that state’s recent declaration of a statewide Natural Resource Emergency, the Okanagan Basin Water Board is once again

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Okanagan Water Board welcomes provincial effort to protect BC from invasive mussels

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board applauds the Province of B.C. and several partners who have come forward to help establish the inspection stations it has been pushing for since 2012 to help prevent the spread of invasive

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Province to establish permanent inspection stations against invasive mussels

March 30, 2016 – Osoyoos Times B.C. will be establishing eight permanent inspection stations at entry points into the province in an effort to stop the spread of invasive mussels. Premier Christy Clark made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. It had

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Mussel defence improves

March 30, 2016 – Castanet They haven’t been found in the water, but they are no stranger to B.C. Invasive mussels have been discovered in the province, but have fortunately been prevented from entering any waterway. With boating season right

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Fight against invasive mussels in B.C. strengthened with funding of new inspection stations

March 30, 2016 – InfoNews.ca New permanent inspection stations will help in the battle to keep invasive mussels out of B.C. waters. A $2-million injection to the province’s invasive mussel defence program was announced today, March 30. The money will

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Additional cash pumped into mussels fight

March 30, 2016 – Vernon Morning Star Efforts to prevent a potential invasion of the Okanagan are getting a cash infusion. The provincial government has announced that an extra $2 million will go towards eight permanent inspection stations along B.C.

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8 permanent mussel inspection stations being set up in B.C.

March 30, 2016 – Global News, West Kelowna Eight permanent mussel inspection stations will soon be up and running in B.C. The stations will be set up in Penticton, Cranbrook, the Lower Mainland, Invermere, Golden, Valemount, Nelson and Dawson Creek

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Okanagan Water Board sends letter to province supporting proposal to control invasive mussels in 2016

The OBWB has sent a letter to the province supporting their staff’s recommendation for eight full-time inspection stations set up at key crossings for the 2016 boating season, helping prevent the spread of invasive zebra and quagga mussels into B.C.

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Water Board releases position statement refusing responsibility for mussel control

Kelowna, B.C. – With the Province of B.C.’s declaration of June as “Invasive Species Action Month,” to bring awareness to invasives including zebra and quagga mussels, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has released its own declaration – a Position

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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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Okanagan Basin Water Board demands more action on invasive mussels

May 9, 2015 – Infotel News OKANAGAN – The Okanagan Basin Water Board is calling on the provincial government to step up the fight against invasive quagga and zebra mussels by establishing permanent inspection stations at the five main highway

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Short film reveals threat mussels pose to local lakes

April 27, 2015 – Kelowna Daily Courier An Okanagan filmmaker who also works out of New York has released a short film about the threat invasive mussels could pose to local lakes. Actor and filmmaker Brynne Morrice said the idea

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