Opinion: B.C. deserves more support to fight invasive species

VANCOUVER PROVINCE An opinion piece written by Todd Doherty, MP for Cariboo-Prince George and shadow minister for Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard; Mel Arnold is MP for North Okanagan-Shuswap and deputy shadow minister for Fisheries and Oceans and...

OLWQS receives funding from FortisBC

Judit Horvath, community and indigenous liaison at FortisBC dropped by the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society’s pontoon boat to present the society with a $3,000 cheque that will be used for the purchase of new water measurement equipment. “FortisBC was impressed with...

Feds jump in to fund invasive mussels research in B.C.

Feds jump in to fund invasive mussels research in B.C. Funding to help combat zebra and quagga mussels Speaking at Penticton’s B.C. Day festivities, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about the federal government’s new funding for research and education about...

Grant Awarded to Monitor Okanagan Lakes for Invasive Mussels

SUMMERLAND, BC - Protection of Okanagan waterways from the threat of invasive mussels received a financial boost this summer. The Okanagan and Similkameen invasive species Society (OASISS) received a grant from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation for $17,500 to...

Local funding helps fight mussels in Osoyoos Lake

Funding helps fight mussels Colton Davies - Jul 25, 2018 / 2:16 pm | Story: 232282 Photo: OASISS OASISS Aquatics Crew Lead, James Olson, sampling for invasive mussels at Kalamalka Lake. A local group working to keep invasive mussels out of the Okanagan has received a...

Consumers interested in maintaining water quality in Okanagan

It was very encouraging to see so much public dialogue among several environmentally-focused groups at Gyro Park following the Osoyoos Cherry Fiesta parade. OASISS, (Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society); OBWB (Okanagan Basin Water Board) and their "Don't...