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Environmental Flow Needs Conference Leads with Reconciliation

Water Canada – October 24, 2018 Last week, 250 attendees at the siwłkʷ  (WATER) FOR ALL – OUR RESPONSIBILITY Environmental Flow Needs Conference listened, shared, and discussed how to ensure water for fish, and everything else that depends on water.

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Water conference brings native, non-natives together

Kelowna Daily Courier – October 22, 2018 About 250 people attended a two-day water conference last week in Kelowna, hosted by the Okanagan Basin Water Board. The main topic was environmental flow needs — essentially, determining how much water is

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Okanagan water conference builds connections

Kelowna Capital News – October 18, 2018 How much water is needed for fish and to sustain our environment? That was a central question subjected to two days of discussion as 250 environment, agriculture and water management experts gathered in

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Airplane crash delays Okanagan Valley aerial mapping project

Vernon Morning Star – October 17, 2018 A tragic airplane crash this summer has delayed completion of an aerial geography mapping project for the Okanagan Valley. The Okanagan Basin Water Board had enlisted a radar technology tool called LiDAR to

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Water Board recognizes water conservation winners

Castanet – October 17, 2018 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

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Kelowna conference focuses on flows for fish

Global Okanagan – October 17, 2018 “We need to be effective with our use of the resource.” Lee Hesketh is talking about water. “Water is key,” said Hesketh, a rancher with the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association. As a second generation rancher, Hesketh

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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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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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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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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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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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