The Peak, Nov. 23, 2015 by Anthony Bianco: Getting a mosquito bite in the Metro Vancouver area just got more risky. Aedes japonicus, an invasive mosquito that can transmit several viral diseases, has been found for the first time in Western Canada, in Maple Ridge.
Mongabay.com, Nov. 20, 2015 by Amy McDermott: Invasive species are great hitchhikers. They float in the ballast of ships, lurk in luggage, stick to unwashed sports gear, and cling to the soles of hiking boots. Scientists focus on stopping them from spreading because, once a new species gets rooted, it is expensive to manage and nearly impossible to remove.
Saanich News, Nov. 19, 2015: Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary received a water stewardship award for work to restore the floodplain area around Swan Lake, to remove invasive species and restore native species.
Squamish Chief, Nov. 19, 2015, by Mike Chouinard: Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed are not welcome in Squamish. Knotweed, in particular, has presented a challenge in recent years as an invasive species.
Northeast News, Nov. 16, 2015 by Stacy Thomas: DAWSON CREEK – Former Peace River Regional District (PRRD) director Arthur Hadland was at the PRRD meeting Nov. 12 to advocate for a harder defence against what he says could be the downfall of the region’s agricultural economy: the encroachment of a weed called scentless chamomile.
Campbell River Mirror, Nov. 13, 2015: The Invasive Species Council calls it “a serious, smothering invasive” in southwestern B.C. Now you can put English ivy to good use and learn to weave it into a simple Christmas gift basket.
CBC News, Radio West, Nov. 12, 2015: Tea drinkers often enjoy chamomile tea for its relaxing properties, but in B.C.'s Peace Region, a noxious weed called scentless chamomile is proving anything but peaceful for farmers.
Global News, Nov. 8, 2015 by Justin McElroy: Drought conditions exacerbated Vancouver’s chafer beetle problem this summer, says the city’s park board chairman.
Globe and Mail, Nov. 6, 2015: A species of invasive, disease-carrying mosquito has been found in British Columbia — the first such discovery in Western Canada.
Phys.org, Nov. 6, 2015 by Andrew Merrington: Ocean acidification may well be helping invasive species of algae, jellyfish, crabs and shellfish to move to new areas of the planet with damaging consequences, according to the findings of a new report.