Goldfish

Resident expresses concerns about invasive species in the North Okanagan

With the national news about the release of goldfish into Alberta lakes, we have the same problem here, including Otter Lake and other lakes.

Why are pet stores still allowed to sell invasive species? It seems that a good place to start control is with the importers.

The same applies to purple loosestrife, scourge of Otter Lake and other waterways. It’s very expensive to eradicate these pests and this will be repeated by our weak-kneed politicians with quagga and zebra mussles.

Public awareness is a good start.

John Robert Eaton

Spallumcheen