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News Releases

August 16, 2018 – Okanagan Water Board Presses for Additional Federal Mussel Funding

February 2, 2018 – Okanagan Water Board Urges Ottawa for Commitment on Mussel Prevention

 

News Coverage

August 21, 2018 – More money needed for fight against mussels Kelowna Daily Courier

August 20, 2018 – Call to action on mussels Castanet

August 17, 2018 – Okanagan water board seeks mussels funding Vernon Morning Star

August 17, 2018 – Water Board Wants More From Feds Against Mussels Beach Radio Vernon

August 17, 2018 – WATCH: Concern over invasive mussels threat in the Okanagan Global Okanagan

August 17, 2018 – Water Basin wants more help to stop invasive mussels AM1150

August 7, 2018 – OLWQS now testing Osoyoos Lake for invasive mussels Osoyoos Times

August 6, 2018 – Ottawa to invest in mussel research, education Kelowna Daily Courier

July 25, 2018 – Grant boosts battle to keep invasive mussels out of Okanagan lakes KelownaCapNews

June 19, 2018 – Fight to keep potentially devastating invasive mussels out of Okanagan gains momentum InfoNews.ca

April 26, 2018 – False alarm for invasive mussels found on boat at Osoyoos border Kelowna Capital News

March 21, 2018 – Federal government hinting at mussel help Kelowna Capital News

March 13, 2018 – Tightening the defence against invasive mussels Kelowna Capital News

March 6, 2018 – Feds answer to mussel worry Castanet

February 20, 2018 – Feds respond to questions about actions on invasive mussels   OsoyoosTimes

February 7, 2018 – Water board pushes feds for action on mussels   Kelowna Daily Courier

February 6, 2018 – Feds seen as dragging feet on mussel threat   OsoyoosTimes

February 5, 2018 – Urgent need for federal action on mussels   SunCruiser Media

February 3, 2018 – Are mussels feds’ priority?   Castanet

February 2, 2018 – Okanagan Basin Water Board flexes muscle on mussel issue   Beach Radio 1075

News Coverage

November 24, 2017 – OBWB out front on mussel disaster prevention   Vernon Morning Star

November 8, 2017 – Invasive mussel warnings unheeded   Kelowna Capital News

November 3, 2017 – Just 1 in 1,500 boats found to have issue with mussels   Kelowna Daily Courier

September 29, 2017 – Municipal politicians push mussel message   Salmon Arm Observer

September 12, 2017 – Kilo, the mussel-sniffing German Shepherd, has made two interceptions in less than three months on the job   Osoyoos Times

August 25, 2017 – West Kelowna RCMP volunteers doing boat safety checks   InfoNews

August 17, 2017 – Inspections find 15 boats entering BC with adult invasive mussels, 117 boats quarantined   Osoyoos Times

August 17, 2017 – How Vernon RCMP volunteers are protecting us from a new threat – invasive mussels   InfoNews

August 16, 2017 – Water advocates say feds need to do more to prevent invasive mussels from moving into BC   CBC News

August 15, 2017 – Invasive mussels found on 15 boats entering B.C.   Kelowna Capital News

August 15, 2017 – Mussels headed our way   Castanet

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

August 3, 2017 – Report of invasive mussel on trailer in lake false alarm   Kelowna Daily Courier

August 3, 2017 – Combatting mussels spread   Castanet

August 2, 2017 – MP takes on invasive mussels   Vernon Morning Star

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 9, 2017 – Invasive mussels meeting   Salmon Arm Observer

June 9, 2017 – Feds to look at help prevent invasive mussels   Beach Radio Vernon

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

May 25, 2017 – Boaters urged to protect waters as mussels move closer to BC   Suncruiser

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

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

News Releases

August 19, 2015 – Mussel Inspection Training Turns Real When Infested Boat Shows Up

July 28, 2015 – Okanagan Basin Water Board Welcomes Formula 1 Racer in “Don\’t Move a Mussel” Campaign

July 10, 2015 – Okanagan Basin Water Board Commends New Mussel Funding, Recommends Further Action

June 4, 2015 – Water Board releases position statement refusing responsibility for mussel control

April 15, 2015 – OFFICIAL NEWS RELEASE: Okanagan filmmaker launches movie – Draws attention to menace of invasive mussels

March 31, 2015 – Provincial announcement on B.C. mussel defence efforts a “Good start”

News Coverage

September 9, 2015 – Op-Ed: Good, by not great   Vernon Morning Star

September 5, 2015 – Prevention best way to beat mussels, board told   Kelowna Daily Courier

September 4, 2015 – Mussel invasion costly   Castanet

August 21, 2015 – Mussels revealed on boat   Vernon Morning Star

August 17, 2015 – Zebra mussels found on boat in Kelowna   Kamloops Now

August 17, 2015 – Close call on mussels   Castanet

August 5, 2015 – Formula 1 boat racer joins Don’t Move A Mussel campaign   Lake Country Calendar

July 28, 2015 – Formula 1 tunnel boat race team joins fight against mussel infestation   InfoNews

July 28, 2015 – Fighting tiny mussels   Castanet

July 15, 2015 – Board demands more action over mussels   Vernon Morning Star

July 15, 2015 – OBWB wants mussel inspection stations   Kelowna Capital News

July 15, 2015 – Ok Water Board wants five inspection stations to look for invasive mussels   Lake Country Calendar

July 13, 2015 – Roving inspections still not the right answer – water board   Kelowna Daily Courier

July 13, 2015 – Water board pleased with government action but more needed on invasive mussels   Kelowna Capital News

July 12, 2015 – Op-Ed – Victoria ignoring risks to waters   Vernon Morning Star

July 12, 2015 – Tougher stance on mussels   Vernon Morning Star

July 11, 2015 – Okanagan Water Board pleased with new mussel funding, but wants full protection   Kelowna Now

June 26, 2015 – Mussel war extends to border   Kelowna Daily Courier – Okanagan Sunday

June 18, 2015 – Okanagan-bound boat caught and decontaminated for possible invasive mussel threat   InfoTel News

June 17, 2015 – New mussel regs applauded by Okanagan Water Board   Kelowna Now

June 11, 2015 – Boat checks for invasive mussels now underway   Kelowna Daily Courier

June 10, 2015 – Water board won’t pay if mussels invade   Lake Country Calendar

June 9, 2015 – Water board warns not enough done to curb invaders   Penticton Western News

June 8, 2015 – Invasive mussel species a threat to BC   Lethbridge Herald

June 7, 2015 – Okanagan Water Board Refuses Responsibility for Mussel Control   Kelowna Now

June 7, 2015 – Calls mount for B.C. to take stronger action against invasive mussels   Globe and Mail

June 6, 2015 – Not weak on mussels   Castanet

June 6, 2015 – Inspection catches dead invasive mussels in B.C.   Global News

June 6, 2015 – B.C. arrives late to war on mussels   Penticton Herald – Okanagan Sunday

June 5, 2015 – Invasive mussels threaten B.C.   BC CTV News

June 5, 2015 – Water board won’t pay if BC doesn’t stop invasive species at borders   Kelowna Capital News

June 5, 2015 – Okanagan Water Board taking every possible step to prevent invasive species spread   NYC Today

June 5, 2015 – Board flexes its mussels   Castanet

June 4, 2015 – Water Board wants permanent inspection stations for invasive mussels   Global News

June 4, 2015 – Water board calls on province to take action on invasive mussels   InfoNews

June 4, 2015 – Water Board calls for action, not words, from senior governments on invasive mussels   Lake Country Calendar

May 29, 2015 – Don’t expect local taxpayers to pay for mussel invasion, OBWB warns province   Peachland View

May 27, 2015 – RBC funds local awareness program on mussels   Osoyoos Times

May 21, 2015 – Financial muscle for mussel awareness program   InfoNews

May 9, 2015 – Okanagan Basin Water Board demands more action on invasive mussels   InfoNews

April 27, 2015 – Short film reveals threat mussels pose to local lakes   Kelowna Daily Courier

April 24, 2015 – Mussels with wings; the new front in the battle against invasive species   InfoNews

April 23, 2015 – Six-minute film shows threat posed by invasive mussels   Peachland View

April 22, 2015 – Short film highlights invasive mussel threat to B.C.’s waterways   Osoyoos Times

April 22, 2015 – Mussel invasion documented   Lake Country Calendar

April 17, 2015 – Hostile mussels   Kelowna Capital News

April 17, 2015 – Film highlights mussels threat   Vernon Morning Star

April 16, 2015 – Mussel Threat – the video   Castanet

April 16, 2015 – Filmmaker hopes Okanagan mussel threat documentary will create ‘groundswell of public pressure   InfoNews

April 15, 2015 – Local film flexes its mussel   Penticton Herald

April 13, 2015 – Provincial funding for invasive mussel control a good start   InfoNews

April 7, 2015 – Province aims to protect Okanagan waterways Penticton Western News

April 6, 2015 – Op-ed: BC needs border inspection   Castanet

April 5, 2015 – Provincial mussels strategy draws criticism   VernonAMStar

April 3, 2015 – More cash to battle invasive mussels   Westside Weekly

April 2, 2015 – Op-Ed: We must all stop mussels   Kelowna Daily Courier

April 1, 2015 – Taking aim at invasive mussels   Kelowna Capital News

April 1, 2015 – Boaters will get to know their local inspectors   Kelowna Daily Courier

March 31, 2015 – Invasive species battle gains muscle   Vernon Morning Star

March 31, 2015 – $1.3M to fight mussels   Castanet

February 25, 2015 – We need a mussel strategy   Castanet

February 22, 2015 – Op-Ed: Victoria must take action on mussels   Vernon Morning Star

February 22, 2015 – Demands escalate to stop mussel invasion   Vernon Morning Star

News Releases

August 8, 2014 – Water Board Asks Senior Government “Why So Slow To Act On Mussels” – Requests Meeting

June 4, 2014 – Water Board Launches Campaign – Urges Okanagan Residents to Press for Action on Zebra Mussels

March 19, 2014 – Zebra/Quagga Mussel-Infested Boat Found at Osoyoos Border Crossing

February 6, 2014 – Water Board calls on senior governments to get serious on zebra mussel threat to Okanagan

News Coverage

December 19, 2014 – Federal government announces regs on aquatic invasive species   Peachland View

December 15, 2014 – Op-Ed Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan: New measures now proposed to fight aquatic invasive species   Kelowna Daily Courier

December 12, 2014 – Letter to the Editor: Invasive mussels a ‘whole new category of super-pests’   Kelowna Capital News

December 12, 2014 – New rules fight mussels   Vernon Morning Star

December 11, 2014 – New rules to combat invasive mussels   Salmon Arm Observer

October 15, 2014 – Officials unprepared when mussel-infested boat arrived at Osoyoos border crossing   Osoyoos Times

October 15, 2014 – Atamanenko urges feds to move faster on regulations to stop invasive mussels   Osoyoos Times

October 9, 2014 – Toxic mussels caught at the border   Vancouver 24 hrs

October 9, 2014 – Mussel-infested boat prompted official row at Osoyoos border crossing   Penticton Western News

September 27, 2014 – OBWB talk to Steve Thomson about zebra mussel threat at UBCM   InfoTel News

September 24, 2014 – Okanagan reps to meet with province about invasive mussel threat   Osoyoos Times

September 19, 2014 – CLSS encourages letter campaign to province   BoundarySentinel.com

September 5, 2014 – BC begins mussel inspections   Castanet

August 27, 2014 – Province, feds’ inaction on invasive mussels frustrates local water officials   Osoyoos Times

August 19, 2014 – Mussels control   Global Okanagan

August 13, 2014 – Water board demands meeting, support in fight against mussels   Kelowna Daily Courier

August 10, 2014 – Okanagan monitoring mussels   Castanet

August 8, 2014 – Water board wants quicker action against invasive mussels   Kelowna Capital News

August 8, 2014 – Mussel monitoring launched at harbour   Vernon Morning Star

August 6, 2014 – Regional district looking for mussels   Kelowna Daily Courier

July 22, 2014 – Province, feds working to hold back mussel invasion   Cranbrook Daily Townsmen

June 22, 2014 – Talks muscled with minister   Vernon Morning Star

June 20, 2014 – Okanagan: Skepticism voiced over mussel eradication in Lake Winnipeg   Kelowna Capital News

June 11, 2014 – OBWB turns up heat for senior governments to act on mussel threat   Osoyoos Times

June 8, 2014 – Okanagan Basin Water Board Calls for Action   Kelowna Now

April 9, 2014 – BEYOND THE HEADLINES: Flex your mussels   The Morning Star

April 2, 2014 – Officials targeted over mussel risk   The Morning Star

March 27, 2014 – Invasive quagga mussels stopped at border by alert CBSA officer   The Osoyoos Times

March 21, 2014 – Mussel menace averted   The Daily Courier

March 21, 2014 – EDITORIAL – Mussel scare a wake-up call   Vernon Morning Star

March 21, 2014 – Our lakes at risk   BC CTV News

March 20, 2014 – Zebra mussels stopped at Osoyoos border crossing   Penticton Western News

March 20, 2014 – Invaside mussels spotted at border   The Daily Courier

March 20, 2014 – Okanagan waterways spared devastating mussel infestation thanks to one careful look   The Vancouver Sun

March 20, 2014 – Agents catch Zebra mussels at Osoyoos border   CBC Radio Daybreak South

March 19, 2014 – Invasive mussels stopped from entering the Okanagan   The Morning Star

March 19, 2014 – Mussels almost make their way into Okanagan Lake   Global Okanagan News

News Releases

March 28, 2013 – Public meeting called to address zebra mussel threat to Okanagan waters

News Coverage

August 14, 2013 – Enderby joins the battle over invasive mussels   Vernon Morning Star

July 21, 2013 – Region mussels up infestation protection   Vernon Morning Star

July 21, 2013 – Op-ed:Mussel threat can’t be ignored   Vernon Morning Star

April 9, 2013 – Osoyoos Mayor Says Mussels Are Too Dangerous to Ignore and Expects More Meetings   AM 1150, EZ Rock Summerland

April 4, 2013 – Public meeting in Osoyoos on Threat of Problem Mussels in Okanagan Waters   AM1150, EZ Rock

April 3, 2013 – Demand grows for zebra mussel inspections   Vernon Morning Star

April 2, 2013 – Okanagan at risk of invasion   Penticton Western News

April 1, 2013 – Washington Gazette-Tribune   Public meeting called to address zebra mussel threat to area waters

March 31, 2013 – Mussel Warning   Global Okanagan News

March 29, 2013 – Invisible Invaders heading to Okanagan   Kelowna Capital News

March 13, 2013 – Invasive mussels would ‘devastate’ Okanagan lakes, Wells warns   Osoyoos Times

March 8, 2013 – Biologist to speak about lake threat   Kelowna Daily Courier

March 8, 2013 – Zebra mussels could threaten Okanagan lakes   AM1150, SunFM and EZRock

February 2, 2013 – Op-ed: Mussels require immediate action   Vernon Morning Star