Vancouver Sun, June 25, 2015, by Randy Shore: Dozens of non-native invasive plants and animals are established in British Columbia, arriving on the wind, in nursery plants, soil and on improperly cleaned boats. Invasives are more than a nuisance, costing millions in crop losses, ruined infrastructure and threatening natural biodiversity, according to the Invasive Species Council of B.C.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 24, 2015—Quesnel: The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has committed an additional $2.25 million over the next three years to reduce the spread of invasive species in B.C.
KelownaNow, June 24, 2015 by Cassandra Jeffery: The spread of invasive plants will be nipped in the bud thanks to a $2.25 million investment from the provincial government.
It may be pretty but the leafy, green Japanese plant knotweed is targeted for elimination in Nanaimo
Nanaimo Daily News, June 18, 2015, by Darrell Bellaart: It may be pretty but the leafy, green Japanese plant knotweed is targeted for elimination in Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach.
Infonews.ca, June 18, 2015, by Adam Proskiw—KELOWNA: Conservation officers in Kelowna decontaminated a boat June 18th which came to the Okanagan from an Ontario lake known to be infested with invasive mussels.
Environmental Defence Statement, June 18, 2015—Toronto, ON: Environmental Defence applauds the Government of Canada for new regulations that would protect Canadian waters from dangerous aquatic invasive species like Asian carp and zebra mussels.
Kelowna Capital News, June 20, 2015: Just as tourists start to flood into the Okanagan for the start of beach season, the invasive aquatic weed, Eurasian Watermilfoil has decided to make an early appearance in valley lakes.
KelownaNow/World News, June 21, 2015, by Stacy Penner: A new study declares that a mass extinction is already in the works. The researchers behind a new study are calling for action to conserve threatened species, populations, and habitat, but they warn that the opportunity is already closing.
Government of Canada News Release, June 17, 2015—Ottawa: The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced that new regulations to strengthen the prevention of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Canadian waters have come into force.
Kelowna Now, June 16, 2015 by Cassandra Jeffery: A pesky and invasive aquatic weed has decided to set up camp a little early in Okanagan waters, causing a plethora of problems for beach goers and aquatic life alike.