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Experts gather to discuss Okanagan water needs

Kelowna Capital News – October 16, 2018 Water science experts from across the globe will descend on Kelowna for an international water conference on environmental flow needs this week. The two-day conference takes place Oct. 17-18 at the Coast Capri

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Okanagan residents commit to conservation – win WaterWise yard prizes

Okanagan Valley, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program has wrapped up its valley-wide outdoor residential water conservation campaign “Make Water Work” for another year with the awarding of prizes. As part of the

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Board announces contest winners

Kelowna Daily Courier – October 12, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s annual water-conservation campaign was rewarding for three Okanagan residents. Kelsey Powell of Vernon, Pam Kirstiuk of Lake Country and Summerland’s Holly Dunlop each won prizes in the annual

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Board Report – October

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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Water Monitoring in BC

Water Monitoring in British Columbia: Scanning the Data Landscape A Report for the Water Monitoring Working Group of the BC Water Funders Collaborative prepared by Carol Luttmer, BSc (Eng), MSc. 2018

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B.C. invasive mussel fight continues into fall season

InfoNews.ca – September 19, 2018 The battle for funding to keep invasive mussels out of B.C. lakes continues as another boating season winds down for the year. Okanagan Basin Water Board communications director Corinne Jackson says their request for federal

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Central Okanagan residents reminded to be careful about what they put down the drain

Kelowna Capital News – September 13, 2018 What you put down the drain or flush down the toilet can affect the quality water of Okanagan Lake says the Regional District of the Central Okanagan. That’s why the regional district has

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20 mussel-fouled watercraft prevented from entering B.C. this summer

Keremeos Review – September 13, 2018 Inspection stations, when they are open, are helping in the prevention of keeping invasive mussels from harming Okanagan area lakes. Since inspection stations opened in the province on April 1, 20 mussel-fouled watercraft were

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Water responsibility focus for October conference

Kelowna Daily Courier – September 12, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board and Canadian Water Resources Association of B.C. are hosting a water responsibility conference in Kelowna next month. The conference will bring together representatives from organizations engaged in water

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Board Report – September

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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Mining work going ahead

Castanet – September 7, 2018 Controversial exploratory mining work is set to get underway this fall in the mountains between Summerland and Peachland, despite opposition from both municipalities. Troubadour Resources is probing five mineral claims near Eneas Lakes Provincial Park in

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North Okanagan parties agree on wastewater recovery centre

Vernon Morning Star – August 27, 2018

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Coming together on project

Castanet – August 27, 2018

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$37 million wastewater plant proposed for site north of Swan Lake

InfoNews. ca – August 27, 2018 Three North Okanagan local governments are working together on a proposed plan to build a $36.9 million wastewater recovery system. The Regional District of North Okanagan, the Township of Spallumcheen and the Okanagan Indian

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Drought level raised in the Okanagan as rain remains scarce

InfoNews.ca – August 24, 2018 With seemingly interminable smoke swirling through the air, it’s easy to ignore the increase to the Okanagan region drought rating issued today by the provincial government but do so at your own risk. “It’s all

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