• N.S. pauses logging operations after discovery of at-risk lichen species
    Nova Scotiasays logging can't go ahead until the company conducts surveys in the forest and the government looks into the situation.
    Nov 29
  • Federal government commits $5.2M to shore up flood protections in Selkirk, Man.
    The money comes through the federal government's Disaster and Mitigation Adaptation Fund.
    Nov 28
  • Algae blooms part of nature, but can be harmful: Interior Health
    Interior Health says blue-green algae or cyanobacteria can produce several types of toxins that can be poisonous to people, pets or livestock.
    May 3
  • Province launches website to help identify algae blooms in B.C. lakes
    A water quality specialist says most algae blooms are harmless, but some produce toxins that can be dangerous to people, pets or livestock.
    May 12, 2021
  • More blue-green algae blooms in Alberta after record heat
    Recent scorching temperatures are contributing to more blue-green algae blooms in Alberta lakes, and one expert says Albertans may want to plan trips to the lake sooner.
    Jul 12, 2021
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  • Blue-green algae takes over many Alberta lakes as hot weather returns this week: ‘It smells like sewage’
    At Alberta's Garner Lake, a blue-green algae advisory has been in place since late June. It doesn't make people want to swim or spend much time on the water.
    Aug 30
  • Warning signs posted of algae bloom in Wood Lake, B.C.
    The public notices say lake users should not make contact with the algae bloom, but, if they do, to rise your body with clean water. Swimming is also discouraged.
    Jun 18
  • Saskatchewan government warns about blue-green algae
    The ministry said that direct contact with, or drinking the water can cause red skin, a sore throat, nausea, cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.
    Jul 8
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  • Blue-green algae warning in effect for areas of Wabamun Lake
    Anyone who comes into contact with or drinks water with blue-green algae may come down with several symptoms including rash and sore throat.
    Aug 7, 2020
  • Blue-green algae bloom on Wood Lake prompts health advisory from IHA
    Interior Health is advising people not to swim or bath in Wood Lake, nor to drink the water, along with keeping pets away.
    Jun 5, 2021
  • Abnormally high temps, heavy rains lead to unusual blue green algae conditions in N.B.
    There are no algae blooms visible along the river, which is very unusual for this time of year.
    Jul 27
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  • Woman’s puppy playdate ends with 3 dogs dead from toxic algae
    The dogs died just a few hours after swimming in a pond filled with blue-green algae, which can produce a powerful toxin.
    Aug 12, 2019
  • Pigeon Lake residents thrilled after feedlot expansion application denied by regulator
    The Natural Resources Conservation Board said the 4,000-head feedlot proposal is not an appropriate use of the land and would have unacceptable effects on the Pigeon Lake area.
    Aug 31
  • Feedlot owner wants review of decision to deny expansion near Pigeon Lake
    Greg Thalen of G&S Farms wants a regulatory board to review its decision to deny his request to expand his feedlot operation near a popular recreational lake south of Edmonton.
    Sep 26
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  • Boil-water notice in Penticton, B.C. to remain in place for weekend
    The boil-water notice was issued Wednesday following a water main break at Lakeside Road and Brantford Avenue.
    Dec 3
  • Alberta regulator won’t review decision to reject proposed Pigeon Lake feedlot
    An Alberta regulator says it won't review its decision to reject a proposed cattle feedlot near a popular recreational lake.
    Oct 6