Province to establish permanent inspection stations against invasive mussels

March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 – Osoyoos Times

B.C. will be establishing eight permanent inspection stations at entry points into the province in an effort to stop the spread of invasive mussels.

Premier Christy Clark made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. It had been expected.

In recent years, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has been lobbying the government to establish such station. Although it welcomed the introduction of mobile inspection and decontamination units, which were in use last summer, OBWB continued to argue that permanent inspection stations were necessary.

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