Officials unprepared when mussel-infested boat arrived at Osoyoos border crossing

Osoyoos Times – October 15, 2014

When a boat contaminated with invasive quagga mussels crossed into B.C. at Osoyoos in March, border officials told the province they had no legislative authority to detain it or send it back to the United States.

That information is contained in provincial government documents made public last week that show neither federal nor provincial officials were fully prepared to handle such a situation.

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