Zebra mussels stopped at Osoyoos border crossing

March 20, 2014

Penticton Western News – March 20, 2014

Another near-miss involving invasive mussels on a boat headed for B.C. underscores the need for senior governments to get moving on new laws to block unwanted visitors, said Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells.

Last week, a Canadian border guard at the Osoyoos crossing spotted what appeared to be zebra or quagga mussels on a boat being transported by a commercial hauler, who told officers the boat, which was on its way north from Texas, was going to be moored in Okanagan Lake.

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