Inspection station frustration

April 15, 2016 – Castanet

Confusion over where an invasive mussel inspection station will be set up is causing problems in Osoyoos.

According to David Karn with the Ministry of Environment, a recent announcement that one of the eight inspection station would be located in Penticton, and not at the border, caused concern over boats entering from the U.S. and heading either east or west away from the possible Penticton station.

“There has been some confusion over the base office locations for the inspection crews and the actual location of the inspection stations,” said Karn. “In the case of the Penticton-based crew, the inspection station is being operated near the Osoyoos border crossing.  We are not publishing the exact locations of the inspection stations as this is a compliance monitoring program.”

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