Osoyoos mayor takes on leadership of Okanagan Basin Water Board

By Vanessa Broadbent Osoyoos Times   Keeping with tradition, another Osoyoos mayor will serve as chair of the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB). Like her predecessors Stu Wells and John Slater, mayor Sue McKortoff is taking on the position for 2019. “I’m looking...

Vernon filmmaker spreads anti-mussel message

A Vernon filmmaker has released a five-minute movie calling for greater protection of Okanagan lakes from zebra and quagga mussels. A visual highlight of “Splash Mob — Protecting Our Freshwater” is an overhead shot of nearly 200 watercraft arrayed in a big circle on...

OLWQS Pontoon Boat receives final cleanup for 2018

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society's pontoon boat that conducts a number of tests on lake water while also hunting for Zebra and Quagga mussels received its final cleanup for 2018. The wash 'n shine crew included (l-r) Captain Birgit Arnstein and deck hands Clem...

Be inspired to keep Osoyoos Lake mussel free

KUDOS to the Osoyoos Rotary Club for inviting us to speak about what the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) is doing to protect and keep Osoyoos Lake beautiful.   We love your inspirational logo and appreciated the opportunity to share our messages....

The BC Mussel Defence Program is making impressive strides.

How good is your BC Invasive Species IQ? TRUE OR FALSE? Since 2015, the number of active invasive species stations in BC has gone from "roving" to 12? TRUE!   TRUE OR FALSE? Since 2015, the number of auxiliary inspectors has skyrocketed from 10 to 64? TRUE!...