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Mechanical problems delay start of invasive milfoil harvest

Osoyoos Times – June 26, 2018 The summer milfoil harvesting program no sooner started up last week when one of the paddle wheels fell off the boat, bringing the operation to an abrupt halt. James Littley, the operations and grants

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Rising lake shuts down spring milfoil control early

Osoyoos Times – May 15, 2018 The milfoil control spring program came to an early finish last week because of rising lake levels. James Littley, who oversees the program for the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB), said the decision was

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New milfoil rototiller nears completion

Kelowna Capital News / Penticton Western News / Lake Country Calendar – February 15, 2018 A new milfoil rototiller machine being designed by a Kelowna firm is expected to be complete by April. MultiPower Products has been contracted by the

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New tiller joins milfoil fight

Castanet – February 11, 2018 A new, built-in-the-Okanagan rototiller will join the valley’s milfoil control fleet this year. The Okanagan Basin Water Board was updated this week on its construction, which should be complete by April. Built by Multi-Power Products

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New member of milfoil control fleet

Beach Radio Vernon – February 8, 2018 There is a new weapon in the battle to control the invasive milfoil weed in Okanagan lakes. The Okanagan Basin Water Board says a new rototiller, built by a Kelowna company, should be

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Gov to help clean up lake

Castanet – December 23, 2017 The provincial government reportedly agreed this week to take measures to protect Vaseux Lake in the South Okanagan. Norm Gaumont, chair of the Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association, said the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource

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Milfoil a growing concern this summer due to freezing, flooding

Kelowna, B.C. – After a cold winter and wet spring in the Okanagan, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is getting ready for a significant bloom of invasive milfoil in valley lakes this summer. “In a normal year, spring runoff

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Need some accountability

September 21, 2016 – Oliver Chronicle While the bass are exchanging high-fives amidst all that extra milfoil in Vaseux Lake, the same can’t be said about the residents. The lake is a real mess, overgrown with algae and weeds, which

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Vaseux Lake milfoil on water board’s radar

September 15, 2016 – Oliver Chronicle (This is the second of a two-part feature exploring the effects that the invasive seaweed known as milfoil is having on Vaseux Lake.) Milfoil’s unfavourable effects have been most evident in Vaseux Lake, but

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Vaseux Lake community aiming to rid waters of invasive milfoil

September 8, 2016 – Oliver Chronicle (Editor’s note: The following is the first in a two-part series on milfoil at Vaseux Lake. This week looks at suspicions that a sewage plant is significantly contributing towards a milfoil surplus. Part 2

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Milfoil treatment sought for lake in South Okanagan

September 1, 2016 – Kelowna Daily Courier An invasive plant species has taken root in another Valley lake, prompting a South Okanagan politician to ask it receive regular treatment from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. The south end of Vaseux

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Milfoil growing like a weed

April 20, 2016 – Castanet Bill Ferguson is fed up with the proliferation of noxious weeds around the front of his complex next to Gyro Beach on Watt Road. Ferguson says the nefarious Eurasian milfoil weed, abundant in parts of

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LETTERS: Thanks to OBWB for dealing with milfoil problem

March 16, 2016 – Kelowna Daily Courier Last year’s massive milfoil bloom was a real wake-up call for everyone who enjoys time on and about our pristine lake. Fortunately, Okanagan Waster Basin Board recognized this could quickly become a very

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Milfoil Control

February 15, 2016 – Kelowna Daily Courier

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Employment Opportunity – Milfoil Control and Transport Operator

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent teamwork skills to fill the position of Milfoil Control and Transport Operator, reporting to the Executive Director. This position involves operating aquatic weed control machines in

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