Due to staff scheduling the Renfrew office will be closed on October 1, 2014 from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.
BLUE-GREEN ALGAE FOUND - Algonquin Park
Ontario Parks advised the Health Unit on September 25, 2014 that algae blooms are present on both Dickson Lake and Lake Lavieille in Algonquin Park. A water sample taken from Dickson Lake tested positive for blue-green algae. Further samples are being obtained.
Ontario Parks has closed both of these lakes to overnight campers and advisories are being issued to canoeists who will be passing through these lakes. For further information on blue-green algae, please visit the following links:
BLUE-GREEN ALGAE FOUND - Muskrat Lake
The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has advised the Renfrew County and District Health Unit that test results of a water sample taken at Muskrat Lake on August 25, 2014 are positive for blue-green algae (cyanobacteria).
For more information and precautions, please see the following:
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