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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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Okanagan moves into drought level two as hot, dry summer continues

Global Okanagan – August 24, 2018 The Okanagan is now at a level-two drought rating, the provincial government announced on Friday. In response, the Okanagan Basin Water Board put out a drought bulletin, calling the announcement a precautionary measure. In part,

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Okanagan reaches Level 2 drought rating

Vernon Morning Star – August 24, 2018 The provincial government elevated the Okanagan to a Level 2 drought rating due to low flows in several important local streams. The province is encouraging everyone to use water wisely and ensure local

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Okanagan now on a level 2 drought rating

Kelowna Now – October 24, 2018 The Okanagan’s drought rating has increased. Weeks of hot, dry conditions have pushed the Okanagan to drought level two, according to the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB). This has fisheries scientists concerned about flows

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Invasion of the mussels

Castanet – August 23, 2018

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More needs to be done on invasive mussels

Dan Albas, MP in the Kelowna Daily Courier – August 22, 2018 I have often said that the wheels of Ottawa tend to turn quite slowly. One of the issues I worked on in the last Parliament was the need

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North Okanagan petition borrowing process approved for wastewater recovery centre

Vernon Morning Star – August 21, 2018  

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More money needed for fight against mussels

Kelowna Daily Courier – August 21, 2018

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Call to action on mussels

Castanet – August 20, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board is calling for more help to keep invasive mussels out of B.C. waters. “We are gravely concerned about the impact zebra and quagga mussels would have on the Okanagan and Western

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Water Board Wants More From Feds Against Mussels

Beach Radio Vernon – August 17, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board says it’s good news the federal government is putting more money towards keeping invasive mussels out of BC waters. But it’s also sending the government a prioritized list

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Water basin wants more help to stop invasive mussels

AM1150 – August 17, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board is requesting over $2 million from the federal government to protect the region against invasive mussel species. The feds recently announced $500 thousand in funding for research, and to help

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Concern over invasive mussel threat in the Okanagan

Global Okanagan – August 17, 2018 Some groups in Kelowna are concerned that not enough is being done to prevent the arrival and spread of invasive zebra and quagga mussels in the Okanagan. While invasive mussels have infested Canadian lakes

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Okanagan water board seeks mussels funding

Vernon Morning Star – August 17, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board supports the federal government’s recent funding announcement to address invasive mussels. The board has resent a prioritized list for more action and requested an in-person meeting. “We are

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