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September 29, 2017 – Okanagan Water Board brings mussel-prevention proposal to B.C. Environment Minister at UBCM

June 09, 2017 – Okanagan Water Board meeting in Ottawa looks for federal commitment on mussels

March 30, 2017 – Okanagan Water Board applauds BC mussel prevention program expansion

February 20, 2017 – With B.C. budget announcement on the way – Okanagan pushes province to make invasive mussels a priority

December 15, 2016 – Okanagan renews call for stronger mussel defence with key Pacific Northwest ally, Montanta, now infested

August 10, 2016 – Okanagan Water Board expands successful Don’t Move A Mussel campaign to strengthen mussel defence

June 10, 2016 - Inspection stats show stronger mussel defence needed

March 30, 2016 - Okanagan Water Board Welcomes Provincial Effort to Protect BC From Invasive Mussels

February 12, 2016 - Okanagan Water Board Sends Letter of Support for BC Proposal to Control Invasive Mussels in 2016

January 11, 2016 - Urgent need to prevent invasive mussels from entering Pacific Northwest

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August 15, 2017 - Mussels headed our way Castanet

August 15, 2017 - Five boats heading to the Okanagan caught with invasive mussels InfoNews

June 14, 2017 - Editorial: Avoiding invasive mussels Summerland Review

June 13, 2017 - OBWB calls on feds to step up efforts to stop mussels Osoyoos Times

June 6, 2017 - Water board preparing for mussels Summerland Review

May 18, 2017 - Don't Move a Mussel - Boaters urged to protects waters as mussels move closer to B.C. Suncruiser Magazine

May 11, 2017 - Flexing federal mussels Castanet

April 6, 2017 - More to do in fight against invasive mussels says Water Board Kelowna Capital News

March 30, 2017 - Dog to sniff out mussels Castanet

February 28, 2017 - Budget leaves mussel plan unclear Kiss FM Vernon

February 21, 2017 - Okanagan Basin Water Board pushes province to make invasive mussels a priority InfoNews Kelowna

February 21, 2017 - Invasive mussels spotted closer to the Okanagan Kelowna Capital News

February 8, 2017 - Province can do better to fight mussel invasion, water board says InfoNews Kelowna

December 21, 2016 - Invasive mussels getting through US inspections Salmon Arm Observer

December 19, 2016 - Mussels in Montana prompt Okanagan Basin Water Board to renew calls for stronger prevention by feds and province AM1150

December 15, 2016 - Westward expansion of invasive mussels creeps closer to the Okanagan Global Okanagan


November 13, 2016 - Okanagan Water Board says Pacific NW perimeter defence against invasive mussels breached Radio NL

August 11, 2016 - Residents urged to ‘Have the Talk’ about invasive mussels Osoyoos Times

August 10, 2016 - Water board seeks public help to stop invasive mussels Global News

August 10, 2016 - Don’t Move a Mussel Castanet


August 10, 2016 - Mussel campaign expands 107.5 Kiss FM Vernon

August 10, 2016 - Time for ‘the talk’ about invasive mussels in BC lakes, says Okanagan Basin Water Board Kelowna Capital News

July 8, 2016 - Mussel findings raise concern Vernon Morning Star

July 8, 2016 - Editorial: Mussels require greater response Vernon Morning Star

July 5, 2016 - Water Board pushes for longer hours for mussel inspection stations Global Okanagan


June 10, 2016 - Okanagan water board - Not enough being done to stop mussels Kelowna Capital News

April 6, 2016 - Province steps up mussel interception, but non-government sector pays the bill Osoyoos Times

March 30, 2016 - Eight permanent mussel inspection stations being set up in BC Global Okanagan

March 30, 2016 - Province to establish permanent inspection stations against invasive mussels Osoyoos Times

February 12, 2016 - Okanagan Board supports inspection stations to stop spread of invasive mussels Vancouver Sun

January 20, 2016 - OBWB appeals to new federal government for help to keep invasive mussels out of Pacific NW Osoyoos Times

January 17, 2016 - Water board urges MPs to join mussel fight Kelowna Daily Courier

January 17, 2016 - Board asks Ottawa to flex muscles on mussels Vernon Morning Star

January 15, 2016 - Feds urged to flex mussels Castanet

January 15, 2016 - Okanagan water board wants federal Liberals to pony up for invasive mussel fight InfoTel News

January 14, 2016 - Government Urged to Do More in the Fight Against Invasive Mussels Kelowna Now

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