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Posted Friday, September 22, 2017

WARNING ABOUT POTENTIAL FOR BLUE-GREEN ALGAE OUTBREAK IN EAGLE LAKE
TOWNSHIP OF MACHAR, ON - Blue-green algae bacteria has been spotted in Eagle Lake in two locations – in Angus Bay (N45.82021 W-79.50844) and in Mikisew Provincial Park (N45.80696 W-79.49131).  The bacteria bloom has not yet occurred; but with the current weather conditions it could.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) will not collect another sample from this lake again...
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Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Health Unit advises that there is a bloom of blue-green algae in Bernard Lake in the Township of Strong. The geographic location of the sample is 45.760068, -79.396497. Residents and visitors near these areas need to take the following safety measures:
If you use a private water system, do not use water from the lake for drinking, cooking and bathing. Boiling the water or using home water treatment devices will NOT destroy the toxins.
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Posted Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Health Unit advises that there is a bloom of blue-green algae in Sturgeon Bay, in the township of the Archipelago. The bloom is in the North East corner of Sturgeon Bay (between Bonnie Island and Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park). Residents and visitors near these areas need to take the following safety measures:
If you use a private water system, do not use water from the lake for drinking, cooking and bathing. Boiling the water or using home water treatment devices will...
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Posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Parry Sound, ON –There has recently been much discussion about discarded needles in public places. The public is concerned, and looking for information on how to properly dispose of used needles.
“At the Town of Parry Sound, we care deeply about the public’s safe enjoyment of all our open spaces,” says Mayor Jamie McGarvey. “We want to assure the public that there has not been an increase in sharps found in Parry Sound, and that our beaches and parks are safe.”
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Posted Friday, August 18, 2017

The Health Unit advises that a bloom of blue-green algae has been detected in Callander Bay on Lake Nipissing. The geographic location of the sample is lat 46.207704, long -79.387460. The bloom may expand and move to affect the entire bay depending on the weather and natural flow of the water body.  The municipal water supply is not affected as the plant is equipped to remove the toxin. The water treatment plant has a routine toxin monitoring program in place and it has been successful. Read More...

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