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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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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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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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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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Okanagan Water Board presses for additional federal mussel funding

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board welcomes the federal government’s recent funding announcement to address invasive mussels and is resending a prioritized list for more action, and requesting an in-person meeting. “We are gravely concerned about the impact

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OLWQS now testing Osoyoos Lake for invasive mussels

Osoyoos Times – August 7, 2018 The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) has started testing the lake for the larvae of invasive zebra and quagga mussels. The Osoyoos group is partnered in the testing of Okanagan lakes with the

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Ottawa to invest in mussel research, education

Kelowna Daily Courier – August 6, 2018 The federal government is providing hundreds of thousands of dollars for research and education into invasive mussels, Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr announced on Monday. Simon Fraser University in Burnaby will receive $100,000

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Fight to keep potentially devastating invasive mussels out of Okanagan gains momentum

InfoNews.ca – June 19, 2018 Progress is being made in the fight to keep invasive zebra and quagga mussels out of the Okanagan’s lakes. Okanagan Basin Water Board spokesperson Corinne Jackson says after years of making the request, the province

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False alarm for invasive mussels found on boat at Osoyoos border

Salmon Arm Observer – April 26, 2018 A mussel-fouled boat stopped at the Osoyoos border turned out to be a false alarm. The boat was stopped last weekend after several attached mussels were found, according to the Okanagan WaterWise Facebook

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