EDMONTON — With summer weather now here many Albertans will be itching to head out on the water, and the province is asking people to check their boats for an invasive species of mussels that has the power to drastically change Alberta’s lakes.
There was a close call this past May long weekend, when the mussels were found on a boat bound for one of the province’s most popular lakes. The boat, originally from Ontario, was headed to Sylvan Lake in central Alberta on Sunday night when it was stopped at a watercraft inspection station meant to prevent the spread of zebra and quagga mussels.
The province said the boat owner was co-operative during the inspection, and the boat will be decontaminated by specially trained Transport Officers at no cost to the owner.
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