Blue-Green Algae Found in Lake Dore
The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has advised the Renfrew County and District Health Unit that test results from water samples taken from Lake Dore have confirmed the presence of blue-green algae.
Blue-green algae blooms are a natural seasonal phenomenon that may appear in lakes, rivers and ponds. Some species have the potential to produce toxins which may be harmful to people and animals. Read more...
For more information see the Blue-Green Algae tab of When your drinking water is not safe
Air Quality Health Index
The Air Quality Health Index or AQHI is a scale designed to help you understand what the air quality around you means to your health.
It is a health protection tool that is designed by health and environmental professionals to help you make decisions to protect your health by limiting short-term exposure to air pollution and adjusting your activity levels during increased air pollution. Read more...
Information about Wild Parsnip
Wild Parsnip is a toxic plant that is found in Renfrew County and District. Read more...
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