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2015/10/1
Advisory Report


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18 BOIL WATER & 2 BLUE-GREEN ADVISORIES ISSUED, 6 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

2015/10/1 - It's back to school time! The boil water and do not consume advisories in Quebec schools that were removed while shcool was out, have been relisted, they are for non-municipal systems and are boil water advisories unless otherwise indicated: École Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomtion in Fugèreville, Pavillon CSLA in Poularies, École Les Hauteurs (do not consume), École Jean-Chapais in Saint-Denis (do not consume), École Centrale in Saint-Elzéar, École L'Avenir, École Saint-Nom-de-Marie in Sainte-Clotilde, Wakeham Adult Education Center in Gaspé (do not consume), École Saint-Joseph-Alban in Gaspé, École L'Assomption in Percé, école Saint-Nom-de-Marie in Lac-Sainte-Marie; there is a also a municipal boil water advisory in Normétal, no reasons were provided for any of these advisories.

In New Brunswick,which is being pounded by heavy rains there are 3 new BWAs in Doaktown , Riverside Albert and the Hanwell Mini Home Community, all due to increases in turbidity levels. In Saskatchewan there are 3 new precautionary advisories, in Climax (valve replacement), Coronach (portion, Line break/depressurization), Makwa (portion, water main break), Rabbit Lake Cameco (line break), Rowans Ravine Provincial Park (seasonal operations); an advisory was removed in Albertville.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, 2 advisories were lifted in Greensspond and Nain. In Ontario the Sudbury District Health Unit issued blue-green algae advisories for Lake Wolsey and Lake Tobacco, bringing the province's total lakes under blue-green to 14; advisories in Small Drinking Water Systems were removed for the Montreal Soaring Council in L'Orignal, Cameron's Point Campground in Summerstown and Casselman Town Hall





2015/9/30
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16 BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED, 17 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

2015/9/30 - Six new boil water advisories were issued in BC, for the Invermere RCMP Detachment (source water contamination), Schroeder Creek Water Society advisory upgraded from Water Quality to Boil Water (source water contamination), Warfield (construction/repairs/maintenance), Russet Bluff in Williams Lake (source water contamination), Nicola Lakeshore Estates in Merritt (source water contamination), High Country Tree Farm in Sorrento (inadequate treatment/disinfection); 7 advisories were lifted including a 4-year old water quality advisory for the District of Lillooet removed following the completion of a new water treatment facility, and Delta Grove/Clear Creek/ Honeymoon Bay WS in Cultus Lake, Bowron Lake Lodge and Cottonwood House Historic Site in Quesnel, Nicholson Elementary School, Evergreen Motel in Princeton, Copper Cove Properties in Celista.

In Saskatcehwan there are 5 new advisories, for Grandview Beach (seasonal low chlorine residual), McLean (portion, hydrant replacement), Outlook (portion, depressurization), Rosthern (portions, valve and water main repairs) and Weyakwin (portion, fire hydrant repair) advisories were removed in Broderick, Buffalo Narrows, Canora, Drake, St Brieux and Watrous South.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, there are 3 new BWAs, Happy Valley-Goose Bay (portion, maintenance/repairs), Georges Brook-Milton (maintenance/repairs) and Mary's Harbour (total coliforms); an advisory for another portion of Happy Valley-Goose Bay was lifted. In Québec, while most regions are removing seasonal advisories until next summer, Centre-du-Québec has issued a new one for Camping du Lac Louise in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford; the advisory for Halte du Lac-Témiscamingue in Saint-Édouard-de-Fabre has been removed.

In Ontario there is one new advisory for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Martintown (no reason given) and the advisory for a portion of Plantagenet was removed. In Manitoba, the advisories for the Sportsman Stop in Lockport and the Glen Eden Funeral Home in West St Paul were lifted.




2015/9/26
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7 BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED, 8 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

2015/9/26 - Three new municipal advisories were issued in Québec, in Bedford (water main break, manganese), Chute-aux-Outardes (no reason given) and Ragueneau (E.coli). In Ontario, thre is a new advisory for Windsor East (E.coli , total coliforms); advisories were lifted in Richmond and Boblo Island. In Saskatcehwan there are 2 new advisories in Wiseton (new pipeline connection) and Wollaston Lake (line break/depressurization); advisories were removed in Lashburn and for the Quill Lake Hutterite Colony.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, there is a new BWA in Channel-Port-aux-Basques (portion, maintenance/repairs); advisories were lifted in Mary's Harbour, Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Port au Port East and in New Brunswick, the advisory for the Parkside Estates in Lincoln was lifted.





2015/9/24
BWA of the day


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FORMER AMUSEMENT PARK ISLAND TOLD TO BOIL WATER

2015/9/24 - The Windsor Essex County Health Unit issued a boil water advisory for residents and users of the Amherstburg waterworks on Boblo Island, on Wednesday, September 23.

"We take samples all along the distribution system on the island," says Dwayne Grondin, Amherstburg, Manager of Environmental Services. "One sample was found to have a slight background count. There was no E.coli or coliforms detected. I suspect it was a procedural error where some dirt or dust was introduced into the sample."

According to Grondin, the lines did not need to be flushed as the chlorine levels in the system were adequate. The population of some 150 was notified via media messages. "We've sent new samples to the lab and I expect the advisory to be lifted within the next days."

Boblo Island was the site of an amusement park from 1898 until its closure on September 30, 1993. The island is a five-minute ferry ride from Amherstburg, Ontario, and 18 miles from Detroit. For 96 summer seasons, Boblo Island, often called Detroit's Coney Island, delighted millions of Detroiters who arrived by a romantic steamship sail to enjoy the amusement park, concerts and rides that soared above the Detroit River. Now the island is an upscale residential and resort community known as Boblo Island.





2015/9/24
Advisory Report


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1 BLUE-GREEN & 17 BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED, 6 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Alberta, there is a new blue-green algae advisory for Three Mile Bend in Red Deer City bringing the province's total number of affected lakes to 28. Blue-green algae re-occurs in the same water bodies from year to year but this is Red Deer's first known blue-green algae bloom.

In Nova Scotia, there are new boil water advisories in pubic individual water supplies, for the Library and Caisse Populaire de Clare in Meteghan, Consolidated School and Duncan MacMillan High School in Sheet Harbour, Shatford Memorial Elementary School in Hubbards, Oldfield Elementary School in Enfield, South Mountain Park Campground Well in Welton Landing, Shatford's By the Sea in Fox Point and the Quarterdeck Beachside Villas & Grill in Summerville Centre; advisories werelifted for Mabou, Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club in Eastern Passage, Lions Club in Musquodoboit Harbour and Lakes Campground & Restaurant in Lake Olaw

There are 2 new BWAs in Ontario in Plantagenet (portion, repairs) and Boblo Island ( adverse test result). In Saskatchewan there is a new advisory in Kelliher (portion, water main break). In Québec, one new municipal advisory was issued in Les Escoumins, no reason was provided. In Newfoundland and Labrador 3 advisories were issued earlier this month but only published this week; they include Trout River(inadequately treated water introduced into the system), Woody's Point (low chlorine residual) and Random Sound West (total coliforms). Two advisories were lifted in New Brusnwick, for the Crown & Currie Estates in Waasis and Mactaquac Provincial Park.





2015/9/23
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12 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 4 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Québec, there is 1 new municipal advisory in Saint-Sauveur due to a break in a major water main. In Newfoundland and Labrador there are 3 new advisories, in Burin (inadequately treated water introduced into the system), Corner Brook (portion, upgrades to distribution system) and Red Harbour (low chlorine residual). In Manitoba, there is 1 new advisory for the Hidden Valley Hutterite Colony public water system in Austin.

In BC, the recently lifted water quality advisory in Fernie has been re-issued due to turbidity; 4 advisories in small systems were lifted: Jimmie Creek Camp in Powell River, Martin Valley treatment plant in Ocean Falls (issued in 2011), Texada Quarry on Texada Island and Paradise Lake Co-op Resort in Merritt.

In Saskatchewan, 5 new advisories were issued in Albertville (water plant repairs), Archerwill (East side, depressurization), Battlefords Provincial Park (lack of minimum disinfection), Broderick (line break), Canora (portion, planned system maintenance) and St Brieux (portion, line break).







2015/9/22
Advisory Report


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13 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 5 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Saskatchewan, 5 new advisories were issued for Drake (portion, water main break), Eigth Mile Pipeline (inadequate disinfection residual), Greenwater Lake Provincial Park (water main break), Indian Head (portion, hydrant maintenance) and Lashburn (portion, hydrant replacement); advisories were lifted in Regina Beach and Lake Alma RM #8.

In Québec, there are 3 new advisories in municipal systems, in Saint-Tharcisius, Bonaventure and Montcalm (community hall), no reasons were provided for any of these. In Ontario, BWAs were issued in small drinking water systems (SDWS) for the Royal Canadian Legion in Finch and the General Store and residents located at 8173 Country Road 503 in Irondale.

In Newfoundland and Labrador there is a new advisory in Rocky Harbour due to the presence of total coliforms in the drinking weater system; advisories were removed in Corner Brook and Mount Moriah. In Manitoba, there are 2 new advisories in semi-public systems for École St. Joachim in La Broquerie (no reason given) and the Oakbank's Kids Corner (no reason given); the advisory in Powerview- Pine Falls was removed. In New Brunswick, a new advisory was issued for the Parkside Estates in Lincoln due to bacteria in the distribution system.





2015/9/19
Advisory Report


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12 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 23 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Québec, campgrounds are closing therefore many advisories in seasonal systems have been removed from the province's listing as they are every fall, unfortunately many of these will be re-issued next summer; they include Auberge sur Mer in Notre-Dame-du-Portage , Hôtel du Capitaine in Isle-aux-Coudres, Camping au Fil du Fleuve in Beaumont, Camping Belval in Saint-Malachie, Camping Lac Trouser in Bolton East, Camping Mont Scotch Hill in Danville, Au Jardin des Sages in Saint-François-Xavier-de-Brompton, Les Boisés in Les Cèdres, Camping au vieux foyer in Saint-Pie and Domaine Florent in Venise-en-Québec. Municipal advisories were also removed for the Saint-Augustin sector of Mirabel and in LaTrinité-des-Monts.





2015/9/17
Advisory Report


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8 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 12 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Newfoundland and Labrador BWAs were issued for Dover and Hare Bay who share the same water source, due to total coliforms. A new portion of Corner Brook is under advisory due to continued work on the distribution system and advisories were lifted in Ferryland, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Kippens and Raleigh.

In Saskatchewan there are 3 new boil water advisories, in Brabant Lake (reservoir cleaning/maintenance), Kenaston (portion, water main repair) and Lebret (portion, valve replacement); 2 advisories were removed one in Odessa, the other for Ranch Ehrlo in Pilot Butte. In Manitoba, there are 2 new BWAs, in Birdshill Provincial Park (North and South sectors, no reason given) and Powerview-Pine Falls (no reason given); the advisory issued for Rennie Yard is now removed.

In British Columbia advisories were removed for the City of Fernie, White Pine Beach in Belcarra, Aldergrove Regional Park in Langley, White Lake Mobile Home Park, Heffley Creek Water Users, and Bromley Water Users Society in Princeton.





2015/9/16
Drinking Water

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THE CHALLENGE OF PROVIDING SAFE DRINKING WATER TO INTERIOR BC

Interior BC comprises over 80% of British Columbia's mainland. There are close to 2,000 small drinking water systems (SDWS) in the interior, more than in any other region in the province, and over 350 boil water advisories are in effect on any given day.

"Most of the advisories for small systems are due to lack of treatment, lack of operators and outdated equipment,"says Interior Environmental Health Technical Specialist, Robert Birtles.

"While SDWS only serve 20 per cent of the interior population some may deliver water to up to 500 people. Their owners are responsible for providing potable water but many don't have the appropriate infrastructure in place, haven't planned for maintenance, upgrades or system replacement costs and most are not sustainable over time."

Small water system owners in BC are on the whole a fierce bunch and many don't believe water treatment is needed in the first place, resent the pressure to upgrade their water systems and mostly having to pay for the upgrades themselves. According to Birtles, there is funding available 'occasionally' but the water system must have been acquired by a local governemnt system and funding depends on when grant opportunities come up through the Building Canada Fund.

"What is happening in BC is we have a classification called local government systems, which are run by regional districts or local towns, that have access to senior government funding and expertise to run water systems,"says Birtles. "To help their population, these local government systems have been creating by-laws around small water systems acquisition allowing water systems owners - usually a business or a water users community - to approach a regional or a local government to see if they can be acquired by them and no longer run their own system as well as have access to senior government funding for system improvements."

The process is slow and somewhat confusing. For example neither irrigation districts nor improvement districts which are classifications under local government systems are eligible for government funding.

Birtles firmly believes that the way forward is education. "The public has to realize that it costs money to deliver water to homes and that water suppliers don't charge enough for their services.

"Many systems owners are resistant to change but we continue to work with them to move them to the multi-barrier approach; caring for the source water, recognizing both the natural and anthropogenic hazards within a given watershed and creating a mitigation plan."





2015/9/15
Advisory Report


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11 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 12 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Québec there are 4 new water advisories in small drinking weater systems, they include two Do Not Consume advisories for Aqueduc Nord-Ouest in Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies and for Maison des Papillons in Saint-Georges and two boil water advisories for Halte des Belles-Amours in L'Islet and Camping Domaine Ensoleillé in Baie-Trinité; no reasons were given for any of these advisories. The advisories in Saint-Célestin and for the Camping Plage des Sources in Wickham were lifted.

In Saskatchewan there are two new boil water advisories, in Odessa (portion, valve replacement) and RM 228 Lacadena (well #2 and Luchsinger well, total coliforms); advisories were removed in Coronach, Elfros, Elstow, Mainprize Regional Park, St Isidore de Bellevue, and for Greenbryre Utility. In Newfoundland and Labrador 3 new boil water advisories were issued in Trout River (inadequately treated water was introduced into the system), Happy Valley-Goose Bay (portion, system upgrades) and St Anthony (portion, maintenance/repairs); the advisories in Harry's Harbour and Roddickton-Bide Arm were lifted.

In BC, 3 new advisories were issued for the Beaver Point Resort (adverse test results) in Burns Lake, Bull River Guest Ranch (source water contmination), Copper Cove Properties (source water contmination) in Celista and Noah's Ark Resort in Revelstoke (source water contamination). In Manitoba the advisory for Potenza Pizza in Grand Marais was removed and in Ontario the BWA in Glen Robertson was lifted.





2015/9/11
Advisory Report


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13 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 12 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Saskatchewan there are 4 new boil water advisories, they include Ile-a-la-Crosse (water main break), Simpson (emergency boil order, E.coli), Medstead (effective 9/12/15 reservoir cleaning), Ranch Ehrlo in Pilot Butte (effecive 9/12/15, maintenance); 4 advisories were lifted, in Lipton, Spiritwood, St Walburg and Strasbourg.

In Newfoundland and Labrador 2 advisories were issued in Glovertown (total coliforms) and Merritt's Harbour (E.coli) and 4 advisories were removed, in St Lunaire-Griquet (1 of 2 systems), Hearts Delight-Islington, Bay de Verde and, Happy Valley-Goose Bay. There are 4 new advisories in Québec in non-municipal water systems including for Domaine Aylmer in Stratford (no reason given), Auberge La Coudrière in Isle-aux-Coudres (no reason given), Villa de la Paix in Chertsey (no reason given) and Domaine du Lac MG in Napierville (no reason given).

In British Columbia there are 2 new water advisories for the Golden Arrow Mobile Home Park in Okanagan Falls (source water contamination) and Lake Okanagan Resort in Kelowna (inadequate monitoring of equipment or procedures); advisories were lifted for the Senden Agriculture Resource Centre in New Hazelton, the Beach Camp in Harrison Mills and Belcarra Park. There is 1 new BWA in Manitoba for the Grand Rapids School (no reason given) and the advisory in Ashern has been lifted.





2015/9/9
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19 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 21 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In British Columbia there are 6 new boil water advisories; the advisory for Aldergrove Lake Regional Park in Langley is on again after being lifted for a few days only, the other advisories include Will-O-Bend Golf & R.V (source water contamination) in Jaffray, Nicholson Elementary School (source water contamination), Fernie (turbidity), Adams Bay Resorts (source water contamination) in Adams Lake, Voykin Improvement District (no reason given) in Slocan; 3 advisories were removed for the Whitworth Horse Camp in Hope, Gillies Improvement District and Elkhaven in Denman Island.

In Nova Scotia, there are 7 new boil water advisories in public individual water supplies since the province's last report on September 2, they include In the Elms in Pugwash, MacLeod's Beach and Campsite in Dunvegan, Lakes Campsite & Restaurant in Lake Olaw, Ross Farm Museum in New Ross, Lakeview Dairy Bar in Harmony Mills, Ste Ann's Motel in South Heaven and Middle River School in Middle River; 4 advisories were removed for the Mountainview Estates well 2 in Lake Echo, Oceanstone Inn and cottages by the Sea in Indian Harbour, Camp Roderick Boy Scout Camp in Sunny Brae and Bras d'Or Lakes Campground in South Haven.

In Saskatchewan 2 new boil water advisories were issued for Greenbryre Utility (Do not use, possible contamination of distribution system) and Lac Pelletier Regional Park (portion, equipment failure); advisories were lifted in Bengough, Ceylon, Gravelbourg and Radisson. In Newfoundland and Labrador 3 advisories were issued in Saint-Lunaire-Griquet (total coliforms), Ferryland (total coliforms) and Happy Valley-Goose Bay (portion, maintenance/repairs); advisories were lifted in Humber Arm South, Wabush and a portion of Corner Brook.

There are no new advisories in Québec, but 4 advisories were removed in Saint-Éphrem-de-Beauce, Saint-Prime, Casse-Croûte R.D. in Saint-Côme-de-Linière, the Appalaches Lodge-Spa chalets in Saint-Paul-de-Montmigny and the Camping Lac Ha! Ha! and Camping Camp Accueil in Ferland-et-Boileau. In Manitoba there is one new BWA for Rennie Yard (no reason given); 1 advisory was removed for Cormorant South.





2015/9/5
Advisory Report


16 NEW BOIL WATER & 3 BLUE-GREEN ADVISORIES, 8 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

With only 4 provinces regularly reporting on blue-green algae blooms, Canada's total blue-green algal advisories has now reached 53. In Ontario there are 2 new blue-green advisories for Upper French River and Desbarats Lake, bringing the province's total to 13. In Alberta a new advisory for North Buck Lake brings that province's total to 26.





2015/9/3
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12 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES & 1 BLUE-GREEN WARNING, 4 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Ontario, the Sudbury District Health Unit has issued another blue-green algae advisory for McCharles Lake bringing the province's total lakes under blue-green to 11. In Saskatchewan 4 new boil water advisories and 1 do not conume advisory were issued, in Spiritwood (power outage/pressure loss), Rabbit Lake (reservoir cleaning), Tramping Lake (effective 9/4/15, maintenance) and Katepwa Prov. Park (do not consume, excessive disinfection levels)

Three new BWAs were issued in British Columbia for Widgeon Marsh Regional Park (no reason given) in Coquitlam , China Creek Marina (unacceptable bacteria levels) in Port Alberni and Cascade Cove Campground Well (updated, source water contamination) in Christina Lake. In Québec thera are 2 new BWAs in Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan (no reason given)and Saint-Séverin (no reason given); advisories were lifted for an unnamed system in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, and for École Jeunes Riverains in Saint-Anicet.

In Nova Scotia the boil water advisory that was lifted on August 26 in Baddeck has been re-issued due to elevated levels of bacteria. In Newfoundland and Labrador there are 2 new advisories, in Wabush (maintenance/repairs) and Corner Brook (portion, maintenance/repairs. In Happy Valley-Goose Bay the advisory was removed for a portion of the town. The advisory for Gods Lake Narrows in Manitoba was lifted.





2015/9/2
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VANCOUVER ISLAND ECOTOURISM DESTINATION UNDER BWA

The village of Tahsis on Vancouver Island was put under boil water advisory on September 1 when a break occurred in a 10" pipe in the South End of the village. "To repair the break we had to expose the pipe, so dirt or debris could have entered the system during the repair work," says Tahsis CAO Doug Chapman. "In such cases a boil water advisory has to be put in effect. It is up to the Health Unit to remove the advisory,"he says. "And three consecutive samples must be clean before it is lifted. We are sending samples today, tomorrow and Friday morning. Hopefully the Health Unit will lift the advisory Friday afternoon."

According to Chapman, the advisory affects about half of the village's population of 500 permanent residents as well as any visitors in the affected sectors; the population of Tahsis grows to 1500 during the summer months. The advisory was posted on the village's website and notices were hand-delivered to residents and businesses.

The Village of Tahsis sits at the end of Tahsis Inlet, a fjord-like finger of water extending 15 miles into the Vancouver Island interior. Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, the Village is a premier ecotourism destination. Cavers from all over the world come to explore the more than 50 kilometres of passages found so far in the mountains around town.





2015/9/2
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10 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 3 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In British Columbia there are 4 new boil water advisories; the on-again-off-again advisory for the Aldergrove Regional Park in Langley is on again due to inadequate disinfection or disinfectant residual, which is also the reason for the advisory in Belcarra Park; the Village of Tahsis is under advisory due to a water main break, and the advisory for White Lake Mobile Home Park has been updated from 2013, it was re-issued due to inadequate protection of the distribution system. The advisory for the Arctic Divide Inn and Motel in Dease Lake has been lifted.

In Saskatchewan, there are 2 new advisories, for a portion of Waldheim and Gravelbourg both due to planned system maintenance; 2 BWAs were removed, for the Baptiste Lake Lodge in La Ronge and the Caribou West Pipeline in Moose Jaw. In Newfoundland and Labrador, there are 3 new advisories in Hearts Delight-Islington (maintenance/repairs), St Pauls (maintenance/repairs) and St Lunaire-Griquet (total coliforms). In Ontario, the do not drink advisory for Whitson Lake is lifted.





2015/9/1
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7 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES & 1 BLUE-GREEN WARNING, 9 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Ontario, the Sudbury District Health Unit has issued an advisory due to a possible blue-green algal bloom at Laurentian University Beach on Lake Nepahwin; the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is testing water samples to confirm the presence of blue-green algae toxins. In Québec a major water main break in Vaudreuil-Dorion triggered a boil water advisory for a large sector of Dorion.

In Saskatchewan, there were 4 new advisories issued, in Radisson (power outage/depressurization), St Isidore de Bellevue (system depressurization), St Walburg (water main replacement) and for the Evraz Inc. facilities in Regina; 3 BWAs were removed, in Osage, Redberry Bible Camp and Viscount. In Newfoundland and Labrador, there is a new advisory in Kippens (maintenance/repairs); 2 advisories were removed in Pasadena and Burin.





2015/8/31
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27 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 30 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

The reason for the large number of water advisories today is that Nova Scotia has updated its list. The province does so one in a while, on a whim it seems. This time their update was 21 days after the previous one, consequently 12 of the BWAs listed were lifted before even being published; of the water advisories listed, 15 are new and 14 were lifted.

The new advisories in Nova Scotia include Ste. Anne's Anglican Youth Camp in West Dalhousie, Celtic Counry Market in Bras d'Or, Nelson's Park and Campground in Bayhead, Don Henderson Sportsplex in Brookfield, Girl Guide Camp Cumberland in Middleboro, Chez Jean Restaurant in Belliveau Cove, Salsman Provincial Park in Middle Country Harbour, Birchlee Estates in Harrietsfield, Mountainview Estates Well2 in Lake Echo, Sherwood Forest Camping Park in Coldbrook, Waterside Provincial Park, Roderick Boy Scout Camp in Sunnybrae, Old Court House in Barrington, Bras d'Or Lakes Campground in Baddeck, Dancing Moose Cafe in Birch Plain.

The 14 lifted advisories in Nova Scotia include Annapolis Royal Inn in Allains Creek, Mira Seniors & Pensioners Center in Marion Bridge, Malagash Mines Community Club, Harrietsfield Elementary School, Hants Shore Community Health Centre in Kempt Shore, Whale Cove Summer Village in Margaree Harbour, Gambo Abbey in Red River, Holmestead Cheese in Nicholsville, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Ross Creek, Needs Convenience Store in Berwick, Bonny Lea Farm in Windsor Road, Chester Basin Service Centre Ltd., The Anchorage in Deep Cove , Cape Breton Bible Camp in New Campbellton.

In Newfoundland and Labrador there are 4 new boil water advisories, in Isle-aux-Morts (maintenance/repairs), Humber Arm South (portion, maintenance/repairs), McIvers (low chlorine residual) and Happy Valley-Goose Bay (portion, maintenance); 3 advisories were removed in Makkovik, Burin and Corner Brook.

There are 3 new advisories in Saskatchewan ; Bengough (planned system maintenance), Coronach (maintenance) and Duck Lake (water main break); 5 advisories were removed in Leroy, Maymont, Maryfield, Paradise Hill, Perdue and Spy Hill. In Québec, 1 advisory was issued for the Hotel du Capitaine in Isle-aux-Coudres (no reason given), and 4 advisories were lifted for the Camping L'Ptit Paradis in Saint-Eugène-de-Guigues, La Pointe du Soleil Levant in Isle-aux-Coudres, la Maison du Homard (Lobster Shack) in Port-Daniel Gascons and the Motel Gaspé in Gaspé.

There is a Do Not Drink advisory in Ontario for Whitson Lake (unidentified oily substance in lake) and a boil water advisory in Windy Lake Provincial Park (no reason given). In New Brunswick advisories were lifted in Perth-Andover and Sain John. In Manitoba the advisory for the Lions Campground in Sandy Lake was removed.
In British Columbia, 2 advisories were issued; for the Glacier House Resort (inadequate disinfection/treatment) in Revelstoke and the Tyee Lake Lodge (inadequate disinfection/treatment) in Williams Lake; the advisory for the Aldergrove Regional Park in Langley was lifted.





2015/8/28
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18 NEW BOIL WATER & 5 BLUE-GREEN ADVISORIES, 9 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

Four new blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) warnings has been issued by Alberta Health Services for Skeleton Lake, Henderson Lake, Bullshead Reservoir and Chain Lakes Reservoir; this brings the total number of lakes under blue-green to 25 in the province. In Manitoba the blue-green advisory in Oak Lake has been expanded to include the beach as well as the marina; a new blue-green algae advisory was issued for Rock Lake Christian Enrichment Camp Beach.

There are 5 new boil water advisories in Saskatchewan, in Creelman (turbidity), Elfros (turbidity), Buffalo Narrows (power outage), Lake Alma/RM #8 (total coliforms) and RM 287 Rosetown Well (total coliforms); 4 advisories were lifted in Elstow, Meadow Lake, Oxbow, Rose Valley. In Newfoundland and Labrador, 6 new advisories were issued in Anchor Point (portion, total coliforms), Bay de Verde (maintenance/repairs), Pidgeon Cove- St Barbe ( total coliforms), Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou (total coliforms), Rigolet (total coliforms), Trinity (E.coli); advisories were removed in Irishtown-Summerside, Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Red Harbour.

In British Columbia, 4 new BWAs were issued for the Aldergrove Lake Regional Park (inadequate disinfection or disinfectant residual) in Langley, the Beach Camp Inn (equipment malfunction) in Harrison Mills and the Kettle River Provincial Park (construction /repairs / maintenance) in Rock Creek; advisories were lifted for the Chilliwack River Resort, and the Cedar Beach Ocean Lodge in Thetis Island. In Manitoba, there are 3 new advisories (BWA) in Gods Lake Narrow, Ashern, Sandy Lake Lions Club, no reasons were given for any of these.

In Québec, an advisory for L'Épiphanie Golf Club has been re-issued. In Nova Soctia the advisory for Porters Lake Prov. Park was lifted. In New-Brunswick there is a new advisory for Perth-Andover (water main break).





2015/8/26
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NOVA SCOTIA VILLAGE TOLD TO BOIL AT HEIGHT OF TOURIST SEASON

It is the height of the tourist season in Baddeck; and this year the season comes hard on the heels of a brutal winter where the Atlantic provinces were mercilessly pounded by snow and ice. The village sits at the start and end of the Cabot Trail loop, and tourism is key to its economy, So when the Nova Scotia Environment Department issued a Boil Water Advisory for the village of 769 people on August 20, it was not good news. If you got it.

While the town's residents and businesses were duly notified, few outside the community got the news firsthand. There was no mention of it on the provincial government advisory list, no press release was issued and the village`s phone remained unanswered for most of the following days.

"We update our advisories on Wednesdays," says Environment spokesperson, Heather Fairbairn. "But some people are on vacation and there have been delays. It's also a busy time for Baddeck as well with all the tourists flocking in."

According to Fairbairn, the advisory was issued due to elevated levels of total coliforms and E.coli bacteria in recent water samples. Two sets of new samples have now been taken and sent to the lab. The cause of the contamination remains unknown.

According to Water Today records, there have been no BWAs for the town of Baddeck since 2007, although advisories were issued for small individual water systems servicing motels, campgrounds and restaurants in the area over the years.

The village of Baddeck is situated on the northern shore of Bras d'Or Lake on Cape Breton Island. Baddeck has a history stretching back to early Mi'kmaq, French and British settlements. The village was also home to Alexander Graham Bell.





2015/8/26
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7 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES & 1 BLUE-GREEN ALERT, 8 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

Another blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) warning has been issued by Alberta Health Services for Hawrelak Park Lake in Edmonton where portions of an upcoming international triathlon are set to take place on September 5 and 6; this brings the total number of lakes under blue-green to 21 in the province. There are 3 new advisories in Québec, a Do Not Consume advisory in Montmagny (no reason given), and two BWAs in Saint-Éphrem-de-Beauce (no reason given) and Saint Prime (no reason given); 1 advisory for the Camping Plage Paris in Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard has ben lifted.

There are 2 new boil water advisories in Saskatchewan for Kenaston (power outage/depressurization) and Perdue (expanded to all village, planned valve repair); 4 advisories were removed in Canora, Gravelbourg, Kannata Valley and, Lumsden. In Newfoundland and Labrador, an advisory was lifted for a portion of Corner Brook and one was issued for another protion of Corner Brook due to updates to the water distribution system; the advisory in Irishtown-Summerside was also lifted. In Manitoba, 1 new advisory was issued for Gods Lake Narrows ( BWA- no reason given) and the advisory issued for Birdshill Provincial Park has been removed.





2015/8/25
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5 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES & 1 BLUE-GREEN ALERT, 3 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Newfoundland and Labrador the August 10, 2015 boil water advisory in Nain due to maintenance or repairs has been lifted and replaced by another one issued on August 24 due to the presence of total coliforms; a 28 year old advisory issued in 1987 for Pollards Point has been lifted.

In Nova Scotia, there are 2 new boil water advisories, for Baddeck (elevated bacteria in drinking water) and for Porters Lake Provincial Park because of a chlorinator malfunction; Nova Scotia has also issued its first blue-green algae warning of the summer for Torment Lake in the East Dalhousie, Kings County area. This lake was also under blue-green warning last summer. In New Brunswick 1 new BWA was issued in Saint John due to concerns about the water quality after flooding.

There are 2 new advisories in Saskatchewan, for St Brieux (portion, water main break), and the Caribou West Co-op Pipeline (planned maintenance/line flushing). In Manitoba, the advisory for the Otterburne Curling Club has been lifted.





2015/8/24
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6 NEW BOIL WATER & 2 BLUE-GREEN ADVISORIES, 4 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

Alberta Health Services has issued 2 new blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) warnings for McGregor Lake in the Calgary Zone, and Steele Lake in Cross Lake Provincial Park. There are now 20 lakes in Alberta under blue-green algae advisory.

In Manitoba, Birdshill Provincial Park North and South are under boil water advisory (no reason given) in Oakbank; the advisory for Brochet has been lifted. Two new provincal parks are under boil water advisory in Ontario: Windy Lake Provincial Park and Mikisew Provincial Park; the advisory in Restoule Provincial Park was lifted.







2015/8/22
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13 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 4 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are 5 new boil water advisories in Newfoundland and Labrador in Corner Brook (portion, distribution system repairs), Burin (inadequately treated water was introduced into the system), Red Harbour (total coliforms), Pasadena (maintenance/repairs) and Happy Valley-Goose Bay (inadequately treated water was introduced into the system); 2 advisories were removed, in Natuashish and Steady Brook.

In Saskatchewan 4 new advisories were issued in Osage (elevated turbidity), Oxbrow (water main break/depressurization), Rose Valley (portion, water main break) and Spy Hill (hydrant installation); 2 advisories were removed in Cochin and Spiritwood.
In British Columbia there are 4 new advisories for Woodbury Village (water quality advisory, inadequate disinfection/treatment), Sunny Shore Fishing (inadequate treatment/disinfection), Miller's Sunshine Valley Estates (source water contamination), Peachland Trepanier and Deep Creeks users (water quality advisory, no reason given).





2015/8/21
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4 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES & 2 BLUE-GREEN ALERTS, 12 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

Alberta Health Services has issued 2 new blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) alerts in the North Zone for Moonshine Lake in Mooshine Lake Provincial Park; and in the South Zone for Reesor Lake in Cypress Hills Provincial Park. This brings the province's total lakes under advisory to 18. In Ontario, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has cancelled the blue-green advisory at Hillman Marsh Beach as lab results have confirmed an acceptable level of microcystins at the beach.

In Québec, 1 new advisory was issued for an unnamed non-municipal water system in Pont-Rouge (no reason or details given); 5 advisories in non-municipal systems were lifted; they include the Sûreté du Québec office in Dunham, Le Belvédère in La Pêche, Domaine Dynastie in Lac Simon, an unnamed system in Namur, and Golf Héritage in Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix. The boil water advisory in Stephenville was removed in Newfoundland and Labrador.

In Saskatchewan, there are 3 new boil water advisories for Viscount (portion, water main repairs), Indian Head (portion water main break), Waseca (upgraded to Emergency Boil Water Order due to the presence of E.coli); 5 BWAs were lifted in Benson, Wilcox, Caronport, Lebret, and for Camp Monahan in Fort Qu'Appelle.





2015/8/20
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6 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 4 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There 4 new advisories in Saskatchewan, for Canora (portion, depressurization), Cochin seasonal line North of Lehman Creek (depressurization), Minowukaw Beach Campground (depressurization) in Candle Lake, Perdue (portion, planned system maintenance); 2 advisories were lifted in Lanigan and Lintlaw.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, in Raleigh (well #4, disinfection system is off due ot maintenance or mechanical failure); the advisory in Happy Valley-Goose Bay has been lifted. In Québec, 1 advisory was lifted for Place Sortie 48 (no reason given) in Sainte-Brigide-d'Iberville. In Ontario, the advisory for Ridgeview Cottages, a Small Drinking Water System (SDWS) in Roseneath was rescinded.





2015/8/19
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4 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 0 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There is 1 new advisory in Québec, it affects a portion of Shawinigan, the municipality put out a press release but no reason for the BWA was provided. The village of Maryfield in Saskatchewan is under boil water advisory due to a water main repair.

In Newfoundland and Labrador a boil water advisory issued on July 27 for Trinity Bay North has now been posted on the province's list of water advisories; it affects Melrose, Port Union, Catalina and Little Catalina as all communities share the same water source and system; it was caused by low chlorine residuals in the distributon system. A portion of Norris Point is also under BWA due to maintenance or repairs. In Manitoba, the advisory for the Waldheim Hutterite Colony in Elie was lifted.





2015/8/18
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10 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES & 1 NEW BLUE-GREEN ALERT, 9 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There is a new blue-green algae alert in New Brunswick for Wheaton Lake; this brings the province's total to 8. In Newfoundland and Labrador, there are 2 new boil water advisories; the on-again-off-again advisory in Happy Valley-Goose Bay was removed on Friday(8/14), and re-issued on Sunday (8/16) for the same reason: inadequately treated water was introduced into the system due to fire flows, flushing operations, interconnections, minor power outage or other pressure loss; in Port au Port East, the advisory was issued because of low chlorine residual in the system.

There are 4 new advisories in Saskatchewan, they include Caribou Creek Lodge Well (E.coli), Cochin (portion, depressurization), Meadow Lake (portion, water main repairs), Pilger (high turbidity); 3 advisories were removed in Biggar, North Battleford, and for the Tawaw Cabins in Dorintosh.

In British Columbia there are 4 new advisories, for Birch Lake Fishing Camp (inadequate disinfection/treatment) in Bridge Lake, Cedar Beach Ocean Lodge (does not meet water quality standards) in Thetis Island, Wynndel Irrigation District (equipment failure), and Creston Dyking (equipment failure). In Québec, 3 advisories were removed. The 10-year old advisory that affected Hatley and North Hatley has finally been removed as the new treatment plant, schedules to be operational in Decembe 2014, is now up and running and initial water sample came back clear; the advisory for the community centre in Saint-Sylvestre has also been lifted.





2015/8/15
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19 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES & 1 NEW BLUE-GREEN ALERT, 17 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are 8 new advisories in Saskatchewan, they include Lebret (Emergency Boil Water Advisory, E.coli), Caronport (portion, water main repair), Coppersands (power outage), Kannata Valley (portion, depressurization), Waseca (planned power outage), Wilcox (unacceptable turbidity), East Saskatchewan Beach Park Cistern (Emergency Boil Water Order, E.coli), Rockin Beach Regional Park (total coliforms); 6 advisories were removed in Buchanan, Frenchman Butte, Spiritwood, Sunset View Beach, Unity and Evraz Canada in Regina.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, 5 new adviories were issued, in Garnish (inadequately treated water introduced into the system), Pilley's Island (maintenance/repairs), Natuashish (total coliforms), Steady Brook (Inadequately treated water was introduced into the system ), Stephenville (portion, maintenance/repairs); 7 advisories were lifted in Fermeuse, Fortune, Grand Bank, Long Harbour, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Point May and St Lawrence.

In British Columbia there are 5 new advisories, for Senden Agriculture Resource Centre (total coliforms) in New Hazelton Heffley Creek (inadequate treatment/disinfection), Cedars Campground (inadequate protection of reservoir) in Malakwa, Evergreen Motel in Princeton and Carmanah Prov. Park (water does not meet DWPR standard) in Cowichan Valley; 2 advisories were remvoed for Golden Ears Provincial Park- North Beach Handpump. In Ontario, 3 advisories were rescinded in East Linton, Foleyet and Finch.

In New Brusnwick, the City of Moncton has closed the Irishtown Nature Park reservoir to recreational use, due to the presence of a potentially toxic algae.





2015/8/13
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7 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 4 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are 3 new BWAs in Manitoba, all in semi-public water systems, they include the Hutterite Colony in Miami, the Whiteshell Keswick Fellowship Lodge in Whiteshell Provincial Park and the Sportsman's Stop in Lockport. In Québec, 1 advisory was issued for La Pointe du Soleil Levant (no reason given) a non-municipal system in l'Isle-aux-Coudres; 1 advisory was removed in Beaumont for the Dépanneur L'Étape 2007.

In Saskatchewan, 1 boil water advisory was issued for a portion of Unity due to a line break; 3 advisories were lifted, in Elstow, Katepwa Beach well #2 and Kelfield RM 349. In Newfoundland and Labrador there are 3 new advisories; a chlorine leak at the Corner Brook water treatment plant triggered a BWA for both Corner Brook and Massey Drive; in Keels the advisory is due to low chlorine residual in the system.

There are 3 new BWAs in Manitoba, all in semi-public water systems, they include the Hutterite Colony in Miami, the Whiteshell Keswick Fellowship Lodge in Whiteshell Provincial Park and the Sportsman's Stop in Lockport. In Québec, 1 advisory was issued for La Pointe du Soleil Levant (no reason given) a non-municipal system in l'Isle-aux-Coudres; 1 advisory was removed in Beaumont for the Dépanneur L'Étape 2007.





2015/8/12
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6 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES & 2 BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ALERTS, 10 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

Alberta Health Services has issued 2 new blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) warnings for Pine Lake and Jackfish Lake; this brings the province's total cyanobacteria warnings to 16 for this summer. All of the current blue-green alerts are recurring in the same lakes with the exception of Jackfish Lake, which appears for the first time this year.

There is a new boil water advisory in Nunavut, for Iqaluit; it affects only a portion of the city but as there are several leaks int the system in this sector the water has been shut off for over four days. In Saskatchewan, there are 3 new advisories in Big River (portion, water main break), Coronach (maintenance work) and North Battleford (water treatment plant process error).

In Ontario a new advisory was issued in Foleyet due to loss of pressure in the system; 2 advisories were removed in Hilton Beach and for the Chimo Youth and Family Services-Sprucehill Residence in Minden.

In British Columbia, 8 advisories in small systems were removed from our maps, they include Balfour, Walhachin, and the Poupore Improvement District in Castlegar, Robson School, Will-O-Bend Golf & R.V. in Jaffray, Hanson Park in Cherryville, Seton House of Prayer in Kelowna and the Panorama Ranch Strata in Salmon Arm.





2015/8/11
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12 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 4 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are four new advisories in small drinking systems in British Columbia, for Linnaea Farm (E.coli) in Cortes Island, Kootenay Water Users (inadequate disinfection/treatment) in Kootenay Bay, Ed Hill Water Users Community (inadequate disinfection/treatment) in Crawford Bay and White Saddle Ranch Country Inn (no reason given) in Bluff Lake.



In Saskatchewan, 4 advisories were issued in Benson (ozone generators failure), Buchanan (low chlorine residual), Smiley (line break/depressurization) and Ceylon (equipment failure or damage). In Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 advisory was issued for Nain (maintenance/repairs); 3 advisories were rmoved, in St Lewis, Labrador City and Churchill Falls. One new advisory was issued in Manitoba for the semi-public water system in the Waldheim Hutterite Colony (no reason given) in Elie; the advisory in Pine Dock was lifted.

In Québec, two small drinking systems were put under BWA: Village des Sources (no reason given) in Rimouski, Brome County Agricultural Society (no reason given) in Brome.





2015/8/10
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FRENCHMAN BUTTE REPLACING PIPES ONE BWA AT A TIME

A boil water advisory was issued for Frenchman Butte on Monday, August 10; it was the Hamlet's seventh since the beginning of 2015.

"It's a very small hamlet, the distribution system serves about 58 people," says administrator Bryson," So whenever there is a a line break or a maintenance issue, the whole system has to be shut down. But breaks and power outages also give us the opportunity to fix a portion of the distribution system. The Hamlet has a water treatment plant but most of the pipes are brass or copper and 30 to 40 years old."

According to Bryson, Frenchman Butte Hamlet - along with the Village of Paradise Hill and the Town of St. Walburg - is part of the Rural Municipality of Frenchman Butte, which has a lot to do with why is had the funds to build a treatment plant; the RM funded it through the federal government's gas tax program.

The Rural Municipality of Frenchman Butte is one of the largest municipalities in the Province of Saskatchewan having a geographical area of about 1,928.32 square kilometers. Located 45 km northeast of Lloydminster, it is named after a Frenchman who was killed there by Indians in the 19th century. It is not known how or why this man was murdered. This was also the site of the Battle of Frenchman's Butte between Major-General Thomas Bland Strange and Cree Chief Big Bear. The site of the battle was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1929.





2015/8/10
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3 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 2 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Ontario a new advisory was issued in East Linton due to adverse test results; 1 advisory was removed in Missinaibi Provincial Park. In British Columbia, the advisory for the Golden Ears Provincial Park was expanded to included both the Gold Creek Handpump and the North Beach Handpump water systems.

In Saskatchewan, the on-again-off-again BWA in Frenchman Butte was re-issued due to a depressurization of the system; the advisory in Leroy was lifted.





2015/8/8
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8 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 10 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In British Columiba, 4 advisories were issued in small driking water systems, including Newkey's Place (source water contamination) in Crawford Bay, Craig's Mobile Home Park (no reason given) in Ta Ta Creek, Kicking Horse Rest Area (no reason given) in Golden and Bromley Water Users Society (no reason given) in Princeton.

In Newfoundland Labrador, 2 new advisories were issued, in St. Lawrence (maintenance or mechanical failure) and Kippens (inadequately treated water introduced into the system); 1 advisory was removed in Lourdes. In Saskatchewan, 2 new advisories were issued including a series of precautionary drinking water advisories for portions of Lanigan, effective August 10 to 14 (hydrant repairs), and in Snowden (portion, depressurization); 8 advisories were lifted in Aquadeo, Cut Knife, Frenchman Butte, Guernsey, Kamsack, Meadow Lake, Nipawin Regional Park and Pasquia Regional Park. In Manitoba the advisory in William Lake was removed.





2015/8/7
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10 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 0 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are 4 new boil water advisories in BC, for the Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge (unacceptable levels of microbiological contamination), Paradise Lake Co-op Resort (inadequate disinfection/treatment) near Merritt, Weeping Willow Mobile Home Park (no reason given) in Oliver, and Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park (equipment failure).

In Newfoundland Labrador, 3 new advisories were issued in Hickmans Harbour-Robinson Bight (total coliforms), Belleoram (no free chlorine residual) and Millertown (maintenance/repairs). There is 1 new advisory in New Brunswick, in Fredericton (construction work/loss of pressure). In Saskatchewan, 2 new advisories were issued in Elstow (power outage) and for the Evraz Canada company (power outage) in Regina.





2015/8/6
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18 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 3 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

Most of today's new advisories are in Nova Scotia in public individual water supplies, there are 11 across the province, for the Fire Department in Albert Bridge, Malagash Mines Community Club in Malagash, Hants Shore Community Health Centre in Kemp Shore, Holmestead Cheese Sales in Nicholsville, Ross Creek Centre of the Arts in Canning, Parkdale/Maplewood Community Hall in Maplewood, Scotia Glenn Camp in Sutherlands River, Cape Breton Bible Camp in New Campbellton, Jumping Mouse Eco-Camping in Bay St. Lawrence, Annapolis Royal Inn in Allains Creek and the Bras d'Or Lakes Campground in Baddeck Inlet; no reasons were given for any of these advisories; 2 advisories were removed for the Shore Club in Hubbards and The Anchorage in Deep Cove.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, 2 new advisories were issued in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (portion, inadequately treated water introduced into the system) and Churchill Falls (disinfection system off due to maintenance /mechanical failure); 1 advisory was removed in Port Saunders. One advisory was issued in Québec for a portion of Rouyn-Noranda (work on distribution system); 1 advisory was removed in Lévis.
In New Brunswick there is 1 new advisory in Alma (increased levels of turbidity). In British Columbia, 1 new advisoy was issued for the Cheekye Ranch Water System No.1 (insufficient treatment) in Brackendale. In Manitoba 1 advisory was issued in Pine Dock. In Saskatchwewan there is 1 new advisory in Viscount (portion, water main repairs).





2015/8/5
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31 REPORTED BLUE-GREEN ADVISORIES IN CANADA: SUMMER 2015

The latest blue-green or cyanobacteria warning in Canada was in Alberta for Lac La Nonne located about one hour northwest of Edmonton. There are 13 lakes in Alberta under blue-green advisory so far this summer, last year the province toalled 36. Up until this year, when blue-green algae advisories were issued, Alberta Health Services warned swimmers and boaters to stay off the lake completely.

This year, the warnings are a bit different; to mitigate the harm done to business and tourism, the warnings now state:
"Please note that areas of lakes in which the blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom is NOT visible can still be used for recreational purposes, even while this Blue-green Algae (Cyanobacteria) Advisory is in place.

In Manitoba the latest blue-green advisory was for West Grand Beach in Grand Beach Provincial Park; this brings the province's total to 4.

In Ontario, the 6 reported blue-green warnings are mostly in the Sudbury region. In New-Brunswick six alerts have been posted, all of these are located in the same lakes as in the 3 previous years with the exception of Washademoak Lake. Most of the blue-green blooms across Canada are recurrent from one year to the other.

Many provinces do not report blue-green alerts on their websites. British Columiba issued one of the few we have noticed on July 31, for Horse Lake near 100 Mile House, advising people to exercise caution but stating that at this time the algae blooms does not contain any toxins. Québec which was one of the first provinces to report blue-green, no longer does so. The province now publishes a yearly assessment the last of which was in 2013; it indicates that blue-green blooms are not only recurring but spreading as the years go by. The major concentration of blue-green blooms occur in the regions south and north of Montreal.





2015/8/5
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5 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 3 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

Newfoundland and Labrador issued 3 advisories, the first two affect Gander Bay South and Salvage where the E. coli bacteria detected in initial samples is considered extensive, and where both water systems have other known problems. The third BWA was issued for a sector of Corner Brook due to the ongoing waterworks upgrades in the city; 1 advisory was lifted in McIvers.

There is 1 new advisory in Ontario for Hilton Beach due to unspecified water quality issues. In Saskatchewan, 1 advisory was put in place for Sunset View Beach due to the lack of minimum water treatment. In Québec, the advisory for the Village des Jeunes in Saint-Côme was removed. In Manitoba, a 4-year old BWA was rescinded fot the Caddy Lake Girl Guide Camp in Alexander.





2015/8/4
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3 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 3 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There is 1 new boil water advisory in Newfoundland and Labrador in Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights (low chlorine residual in system). In Saskatchewan 2 new advisories were issued, in Leroy (planned system maintenance) and Welwyn (pump failure); 3 advisories were lifted in Dorintosh, Fox Valley, Limerick.





2015/8/3
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5 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 8 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are 3 new boil water advisories in Saskatchewan, in Aquadeo (damaged well components), Guernsey (Line break/loss of pressure) and Frenchman Butte (treatment/distribution equipment failure); 2 advisories were lifted in Nokomis and Cut Knife. In Québec, 1 new advisory was issued in Lévis (portion, no reason given); 2 advisories were lifted in Gatineau and L'Assomtion.

In Ontario, 2 advisories were lifted in Finch and for the Martintown Community Centre. In Manitoba the advisory in Red Rock was lifted. In New Brunswick, the partial advisory for Saint John was removed.





2015/8/1
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25 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 12 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are 9 new boil water advisories in British Columbia, for the Elkhaven (E.coli, total coliforms) in Denman Island, Triton Docks (source water contamination) in Scotch Creek, Maydean Mobile Home Park (inadequate treatment/disinfection), Valley Mobile Park (inadequate treatment/disinfection), Panorama Ranch Strata (equipment failure) in Salmon Arm, Mara Sands (inadequate treatment/disinfection) in Mara, Winfield Okanagan Center (turbidity) in Lake Country, Rampart Rest Area (inadequate Disinfection/treatment) and El Camino Improvement District (source water contamination) in Cranbrook.

In Newfoundland and Labrador 4 new advisories were issued, in Fermeuse (total coliforms), Pouch Cove (no chlorine residual in system), Corner Brook (portion, system upgrades) and Irishtown-Summerside (E.coli); 4 advisoires were removed, in Ferryland, Jackson's Arm, St Anthony and a portion of Corner Brook. There are 8 new advisories in Saskatchewan, in Craik (update of 2010 BWA, unacceptable turbidity), Cut Knife (portion, line break/depressurization), Gravelbourg (planned system maintenance), and for the Valley Centre Cabin Rentals (total Coliforms) in Fort Qu'Appelle, the Whitesand Camp (total coliforms) and Whitesand Regional Park (E.coli) in Theodore;

There are 5 new advisories in Québec, in Gatineau (portion, fire hydrant break), L'Assomption (portion, no reason given), Club de Golf Héritage (re-issued, no reason given) in L'Épiphanie, Servantes de Notre-Dame (no reason given) in Lac-au-Saumon, and Les Boisés Domaine Lucerne (no reason given) in Les Cèdres; 1 advisory was removed in Saint-Honoré. In Manitoba, there are 2 new advisories in Red Rock and William Lake (no reasons given); 1 advisory was removed in Manitou.

In Ontario 1 new advisory was issued in Finch (portion, no reason given); the Do Not Consume advisory in South Glengarry was removed after the Coast Guard successfully removed a partially submerged, and capsized tugboat from the St Lawrence river without spilling diesel and other chemicals into the river.





2015/7/30
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10 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES & 2 BLUE-GREEN ALERTs ISSUED, 3 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

Alberta Health Services issued its 12th blue-green (cyanobacteria) warning of the summer for Paddle River Dam Reservoir. In Britsih Columbia, there are 4 new boil water advisories, for White Pine Beach (equipment malfunction) in Belcarra, Gillies Bay Improvement District (insufficient treatment) in Texada Island, Wycliffe Mobile Home Park (source water contamination) in Cranbrook and Del Oro Community system (equipment failure) in Kamloops; 1 Water Quality Advisory was issued for West Bay Beach Resort in Westbank.

In New Brunswick 1 advisory was issued for a portion of Saint John due to valve break which resulted in a water shut-off. In Newfounland and Labrador, there are 2 new advisories in Hawke's Bay (total coliforms) and Labrador City (portion, no free chlorine in system); 1 advisory was lifted in Roddickton-Bide Arm. In Manitoba 1 advisory was issued for the Watchorn Provincial Park (no reason given) in Moosehorn; the advisory for the Village of St Claude was removed.

In Ontario 1 advisory was issued in Brighton due a water main break and 1 blue-green warning was posted for Murdock River by the Sudbury Health Unit. In Québec, there is 1 new advisory for the Village des Jeunes in Saint-Côme. In Saskatchewan the advisory for the Interlake Regional Water Utility was lifted.





2015/7/29
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CROSS-CONNECTION RISK TRIGGERS BWA IN SASKATCHEWAN TOWN

On July 27, the Nipawin office of the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency issued a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory to the town of Midale, due to a Cross connection incident with backflow issue either suspected or confirmed.

"There was a break in the raw water line near the treatment plant, that risked mixing the raw water with the treated water," says Midale Assistant Administrator Ashley Langford. "The break has since been fixed and water samples were sent to the lab in Regina. Once we get two clear results, the advisory will be lifted. Water samples usually take about a week to process.

According to Langford, the advisory affects all residents of Midale, or some 560 people. They were advised by radio or phone calls.

Midale - Where "Oil, Grain and Recreation Meet" - is located on Highway 39, midway between the cities of Weyburn and Estevan, and 60 kilometres southeast of Regina. On July 5, 1937, during the great depression (and drought), the highest temperature ever recorded in Canada at 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) was recorded in Midale. This temperature was also recorded that same day in Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan (64 kilometres northwest). Wikipedia





2015/7/29
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7 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED, 1 ADVISORY REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Saskatchewan, there are 4 new advisories, in Elstow (system depressurization), Kamsack (portion, Water main break), Kipabiskau Regional Park (power outage/loss of pressure), Limerick (system depressurization). In Québec, 1 advisory was issued for the Camping Fort Inverness in the town of the same name; 1 do not consume advisory was lifted for the Maison des Papillons daycare in Saint-Georges. In Newfoundland, work on the water system in Corner Brook continues and the current BWA was expanded to include more streets; an advisory was also issued for a portion of Jackson's Arm (e.coli).





2015/7/28
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SMALL NEWFOUNDLAND WATER SYSTEM TURNED OFF DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS

On July 20, the operator of a small water system in Lamaline, NL turned off the chlorination system due to the lack of funds to operate it.

Town clerk Barb King says, "Yes, that's sort of what happened, the system needed a lot of repairs." Affected residents were told to boil by radio or direct phone calls but they also "have the option to get water from the local store that has a dispenser for large containers".

There is also hope on the horizon as Lamaline received a $375,000 provincial fund to update their potable water system to an advanced drinking system.

According to a governemnt document,
"Advanced drinking water systems are small-scale water treatment systems which pump and treat water from the municipal supply, store the treated water and allow residents to manually collect the water from a small shelter. These small scale water treatment plants with a low operation and maintenance cost are a viable and sustainable option for remote communities. Communities with a population of 500 or less are encouraged to consider this option for addressing water quality issues."

According to Barb, the system is expected to be operational some time in September. Located on the southern coast of Newfoundland, Lamaline sits righ at sea level. Asked if the town folks had noticed a rise in the sea level, King says" Oh yes, somewhat, we just wish it washes back out".





2015/7/28
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14 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED, 6 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Saskatchewan, there are 7 new advisories, in Bell Plaine (depressurization of the system), Dorintosh (potential treated water reservoir contamination), Lumsden (North of the Qu'Appelle River only, planned system maintenance), McLean (potential treated water reservoir contamination), Rosthern (portion, water main construction project), Midale (Cross connection with backflow suspected or confirmed), and for the M & N Resort in Waterhen Lake; 1 advisory was removed in Gravelbourg.

In Ontario, a Do Not Consume advisory was issued in South Glengarry for all residents whose private water system or small drinking water system draws water from the St. Lawrence River between Glen Walter and South Lancaster, due to a couple of tugboat accidents that spilled fuel oil into the river.

In Newfoundland and Labrador 1 advisory was issued in Jackson's Arm (portion, E.coli). In British Columbia, 4 new advisories were issued for small water systems; they include the Elkview Coal Plant Water System (Inadequate Disinfection/Treatment) in Sparwood, the Mule Deer Campground Water System (no reason given) in Manning Park, the Winfield Okanagan Center Water System (Inadequate Disinfection/Treatment) in Lake Country, and the Downing Provincial Park (Construction /Repairs / Maintenance) on Downing Lake; 2 water quality advisories were lifted in Killiney Beach and Westshore and a boil water advisory for the Bell 2 Lodge in Meziadin Lake.

In Québec, 3 advisories were issued in Berthierville (e.coli), Saint-Honoré (line break caused by lightning) and Saint-Célestin (no reason given). In Manitoba 2 advisories were removed in Rennie and Kernested Division.





2015/7/25
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7 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED, 7 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Manitoba, there are 2 new advisories, in Manitou (no reason given) and Cormorant South (no reason given); 1 advisory was lifted for the Sportsman Stop in Lockport. There is 1 new advisory in Québec, in Saint-André-d'Argenteuil (no reason given).

In Newfoundland and Labrador 1 advisory was issued in Ferryland (total coliforms). In British Columbia, 2 new advisories were issued in Walhacin (equipment failure) and for the Cinnabar Creek Water Utilities (Inadequate Disinfection/Treatment) in Kelowna. In Saskatchewan, there is 1 new advisory in Harris (line malfunction,depressurization); 6 advisories were removed in Big River, Paddockwood, Radisson, Rosthern, Unity, and for the Clearwater Lake Regional Park.





2015/7/24
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18 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES & 1 BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ALERT ISSUED, 13 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Nunavut, there is 1 new advisory for Whale Cove (unacceptable levels of total coliforms). There are 4 new boil water advisories in Nova Scotia in public individual water systems; they include the Shore Club in Hubbards, the Gampo Alley Buddhist Monastery in Red River, South Mountain Park in Welton Landing and The Anchorage at Deep Cove. No reasons were provided for any of these; 2 advisories were removed for the Castle Rock Inn in Ingonish and the Bras d'Or Lakes Campground in Baddeck.

In Québec, 2 new advisories were issued, one municipal in Sainte-Brigide-d'Hiberville (no reason given) an the other for a small system, the Aire de service in Baie-de-Maskinongé; 1 advidsory was removed for the École Saint-Nom-de-Marie in Lac Sainte-Marie. In Newfoundland and Labrador 3 advisories were issued, in Corner Brook (distribution system upgrades), Lourdes and West Bay Centre (maintenance or mechanical failure - both communities get water from same source); and 2 advisories were removed in Steady Brook and Coner Brook (portion). In Saskatchewan, there are 2 new advisories in Biggar (portion, water main repairs) and Spiritwood (portion, water main repairs); 6 advisories were lifted in Cut Knife, Humboldt, Kerrobert, Naicam, Oxbow and for the Ranger Lake Bible camp near Saskatoon.

In British Columbia, 4 new advisories were issued for the Delta Grove/Clear Creek/ Honeymoon Bay water systems in Cultus Lake (unacceptable levels of microbiological contamination), Catalyst Paper (E.coli) in Powell River, Camp Koolaree (equipment failure) in Nelson and the Owaissi Anglican Camp (Inadequate Disinfection/Treatment) in Kelowna.

In Manitoba there is a new blue-green algae warning for West Grand Beach in Grand Beach Provincial Park; 1 boil water advisory was also issued in William Lake (no reason given) and 2 advisories were lifted in Pine Dock and for the Gem Lake Wilderness Camp in Nopiming Provincial Park.





2015/7/23
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12 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED, 7 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are 3 new boil water advisories in Nova Scotia in public individual water systems; they include Western Kings Arena in Kingston, Bonny Lea Farm in Windsor Road, and the Service Centre in Chester Basin. No reasons were provided for any of these; 4 advisories were removed for the Foyer Celeste in Meteghan, New Horizons Senior Club in Margaree, Hearthstone in Port Hastings and the Waterville Airport Co-op in Cambridge.

In Québec, 2 new advisories were issued for small systems, the Cabane à Pierre in Frampton (no reason given), and Au Jardin des Sages in Saint-François-Xavier-de-Brompton (no reason given); 1 advisory was removed in Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard. In Saskatchewan, there are 3 new advisories, in Outlook (portion, depressurization), Unity (expanded, depressurization), and for the Quill Lake Hutterite Colony (total coliforms); 1 advisory was removed for Jacobsen Bay Outfitters in Christopher Lake. In Ontario, 2 new advisories were issued for the Town Hall in Casselman and the Cottingham Water System in Omemee (no reasons given). There is 1 new advisory in Manitoba in the Village of St Claude (no reason given); 1 advisory was removed for the Children of the World Learning Centre in Ste Anne. In BC, there is 1 new advisory for Fintry Utilities (inadequate disinfection/treatment) in Kelowna.





2015/7/22
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11 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED, 5 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are 4 new boil water advisories in Newfoundland and Labrador, in Lewin's Cove and Burin (low chlorine residuals), in Terrenceville (maintenance/repairs) and in Lamaline where the operator of a small system that serves 79 people has shut down the chlorination system due to the lack of operating funds; 2 advisories were removed, in Lamaline (2011 BWA) and in Keels.

In British Columbia, 3 new advisories were issued, one boil water advisory for Margaret Patchwork in Langley and two Water Quality Advisories for Killiney Beach and Westshore in Central Okanagan where an ongoing power outage needed to safely fight the Shelter Cove fire, may have compromised the quality of the water. In Saskatchewan, there are 4 new advisories, for the Battleford Trail Pipeline (maintenance on service line connection), in Gravelbourg (portion, planned system maintenance), Rosthern (expanded, water main connection project) and Unity (line break/depressurization). In Ontario, 3 advisories were rescinded for the Glengarry Celtic Hall of Fame in Williamstown, the Vankleek Hill Livestock Exchange and the Green Valley Community Centre.





2015/7/21
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16 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED, 5 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are 9 new boil water advisories in Saskatchewan, in Big River (portion, water main repairs), Cochin seasonal line (power outage/depressurization), High Country Estates (power outage/depressurization), Interlake Regional Utility (power outage/depressurization), Meota (portion, power outage), Radisson (power outage), Unity (depressurization), Ranger Lake Bible Camp (inadequate chlorination) near Saskatoon, Kelfield RM 349 (lack of chlorination in system); 1 advisory was removed for the Sandy Beach Campground in Pierceland.

In British Columbia, 2 new advisories were issued for Brown's Bay Resort (inadequate disinfection) in Campbell River and Syringa Provincial Park (no reason given) in Castelgar. In Ontario, 2 advisories were issued for the Kawartha Trading Post (no reason given) in Rosedale and for Chimo Youth and Family Services-Sprucehill Residence (no reason given) in Minden. There is 1 new advisory in Newfoundland and Labrador in Makkovik (total coliforms); 2 advisories were lifted in Renews-Cappahayden, Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

In Québec, 1 new advisory was issued in Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard (loss of pressure while filling secondary reservoir). In Manitoba, there is 1 new advisory in Pine Dock (no reson given); 1 advisory was removed for the Northern Store in Oxford House. In New Brunswick, the advisory in Beresford was lifted.





2015/7/18
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10 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES & 1 BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ALERT ISSUED, 12 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are 5 new boil water advisories in British COlumbia, they include the Koffee Kettle Cafe (Unacceptable levels of microbiological contamination ) in Agassiz, the Poupore Improvement District (maintenance/repairs) in Castelgar, the Storbo Road Water Users Society (source water contamination) in Slocan, the Willow Shores Resort (inadequate treatment/disinfection) in Mara, and the View Point RV Park & Cottages (inadequate treatment/disinfection) in Salmon Arms; 2 advisories were removed for the Beach Camp in Harrison Mills and the Escott Bay Resort in Anahim Lake.

In Saskatchewan 4 new advisories were issued in Caronport (portion, depressurization), Cut Knife (reduced, portion only, depressurization), Fox Valley (line break/loss of pressure), and Lac Vert (no reason given); 4 advisories were removed in Arlington Beach, Beechy, Holdfast and Rose Valley. In Québec, 1 advisory was issued in Beauharnois (portion, repairs) and two were removed for L'Oie blanche sur Mer in L'Islet, and Camping Lac Georges in Val-Alain. In Newfoundland and Labrador, 5 advisories were lifted in Ramea, Corner Brook (portion), Labrador City, St. Lunaire-Griquet, and Pidgeon Cove-St Barbe. In Ontario, 1 advisory was lifted for the Cornwall Motor Speedway in Long Sault. There is 1 new blue-green algae warning in Alberta for Lac Ste-Anne.





2015/7/17
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VANDALISM TRIGGERS DO NOT CONSUME ADVISORY IN BEECHY, SK

On July 15, the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency issued a DO NOT DRINK advisory for the village of Beechy. "It's no big deal," says village administrator Mel Hanke. "just a small act of vandalism, the lid was left open at the plant, but we have to follow provincial protocol."

Hanke says it affects all of the 243 residents of Beechy. As for who the perpetrators might be" you'd have to ask the RCMP for that information", she says.

According to Saskatchewan Water Agency spokesperson, Patrick Boyle, "It was a break-in, vandals broke the lock to the water treatment plant. We suspect it was teenagers because a group of them was seen in the vicinity, but we are not sure. In any event the reservoir was drained and water samples sent to the lab. We can't take any chances."

Beechy is located in southwest Saskatchewan, in the Coteau Hills area of the province. One of the area's main atttractions are the scenic giant sandcastles that have formed in southwest Beechy, due to many years of wind and rain erosion and from the subterranean collapse. The biggest event in Beechy is the Beechy Western Days rodeo, first held in 1968.





2015/7/17
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2 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES, 1 BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ALERT ISSUED, 8 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

British Columbia issued 2 new boil water advisories, for the Dolphin's North Lodge in Skeena-Queen Charlotte and the Spallumcheen Golf Club Water System in Vernon. In New Brunswick, there is 1 new blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) warning for Grand Lake near Fredericton.

In Saskatchewan, 4 advisories were lifted in Gravelbourg, Kerrobert (portion), Middle Lake and for the Sask Landing Regional Pipeline Zone N7. In Québec, 3 advisories were removed in Sayabec, Chambly, and for the Forêt Montmorency in Lac Jacques-Cartier. In Ontario, 1 advisory was rescinded for the Butter Falls Resort in Algonquin Highlands.





2015/7/16
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9 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED, 2 BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ALERTS, 3 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

British Columbia issued 4 boil water advisories, for the Williamsburg Water System in Chilliwakc (unacceptable levels of microbiological contamination), the Rosebery Highlands Water System (inadequate protection of reservoir) in New Denver, the Covert Irrigation District (no reason given) in Grand Forks, and the Mountain Shores Resort Water System (construction, repairs/maintenance) in Boswell.

In Manitoba, there are 2 new advisories for the Community Centre and RV Park in Grand Marais, the Northern Store in Oxford House, and Rennie Yard. There are 2 new advisories in Saskatchewan, in Beechy (Do Not Drink, possible contmination with unknown substance), and Humboldt (unplanned depressurization); 1 advisory was lifted in Togo. In New Brunswick, 1 new advisory was issued for Beresford (water main break); 1 advisory was removed for the Riverview Estates in Moncton. 1 advisory was removed in Québec for a Low Rental Housing complex in La Corne.

Alberta Health issued 1 new blue-green alert for Lac La Biche in the northern zone. The city of Regina issued a blue-green warning for the Lakewood's retention pond.





2015/7/15
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7 NEW BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ALERTS, 4 BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED, 3 ADVISORIES REMOVED

New Brunswick issued 4 blue-green alerts including three annually recurring ones for Chamcook Lake, Lake Baker and Lake Utopia and a new one for Lake Harvey. In Manitoba, there are 3 new blue-green alerts including 2 annually recurring ones for Oak Lake (marina) and Dauphin Lake (Christensen Beach ) and a new one for Lake Wahtopanah also called Rivers Reservoir.

In Newfoundland and Labrador there are 3 new boil water advisories in Mary's Harbour (no free chlorine residual in system), Ramea (maintenance/repairs), Rushoon (no free chlorine residual in system). In Saskatchewan 2 new advisories were issued in Kerrobert (portion, hydrant replacement), Unity (portion, line break); 1 advisory was removed in Greenstreet. In Québec, there is 1 new preventive advisory in Chambly (portion, work on distribution system). In BC, 3 advisories were removed from our maps for the Crescent Beach Resort 2 in Nelson, the Homstead RV Park in Sicamous, and the Gateway Water System in Buffalo Creek.





2015/7/14
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8 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED 3 ADVISORIES REMOVED AND 3 BLUE-GREEN ALERTS TODAY IN CANADA

In Québec, 1 new advisory was issued in Alma due to a major breakdown at the filtration plant; 3 advisories were removed, for the Parc J Gamelin in Drummondville, the Chutes Sainte-Agathe in Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière and the Club de Golf des Cèdres in Granby.

There are 4 new advisories in Saskatchewan, in Dysart (portion, line break), Clearwater Lake Regional Park (low chlorine in system), Gravelbourg (portion, curb stop repair), Nokomis (planned maintenance/turbidity) and a portion of Rosthern (water main replacement project). In Ontario, 2 advisories were issued, one for Sleeping Giant Provincial Park (pump repairs) and one for the Cornwall Motor Speedway in Long Sault; 3 blue-green advisories were also issued in Ontario by the Sudbury District Health Unit for Clear Lake, Ramsey Lake and Richard Lake, bringing the province's total to four. In New Brunswick there is 1 new advisory for the Peterson Communities in New Maryland. In Newfoundland and Labrador, another portion of Corner Brook was put under advisory due to work on the water distribution system.





2015/7/11
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6 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED 7 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Newfoundland and Labrador, 2 new advisories were issued, in Trinity (partial, total coliforms) and Labrador City (partial, maintenance/repairs); 2 advisories were removed, in Cox's Cove (portion) and Kippens.

There are 2 new advisories in British Columbia, for the Beach Camp water system in Harrington Hills (unacceptable levels of microbiological contamination) and the Escott Bay Resort system (postive E.coli result) in Anahim Lake; 1 advisory was lifted for the Birkenhead Resorts in Pemberton. In Saskatchewan, 1 advisory was issued in Cut Knife (depressurization) and 1 advisory removed for the Poplar Beach Campground Owners in Wakaw Lake. In Québec, 1 advisory was issued in Sayabec (no reason given) and 1 advisory removed in Bois-des-Filion. 2 advisories were rescinded in Ontario for the Kingsview Estates in Rosedale and the Wahoo Resort in Kawartha Lakes





2015/7/10
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9 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED 8 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

In Nova Scotia, 3 new advisories were issued for Public Individual Water Supplies, they include the Hearthstone in Port Hastings, Mr. Chicken in Cheticamp and the Waterville Aiport Co-op in Cambridge, no reasons were given for any of these; 4 advisories were removed for the Don Henderson Sportsplex in Brookfield, Hubbards Beach Campground & Cottages, Cabot Shores/Indian Brook Adventures, and the Down North Cook House in South Harbour.

There are 5 new advisories in Saskatchewan, in Paynton (portion, water main repair), Reciprocity RM 32 (Emergency Boil Water Order due to E.coli), Togo (water main repairs/depressurization), for the Bethany Pioneer Village in Middle Lake (line break/depressurization) and Sandy Beach Campground in Pierceland (prolonged power outage); 4 advisories were lifted in Hafford, Jackfish Lake, Meota and for the Greig Campground in Meadow Lake Provincial Park. In British Columbia, there is 1 new advisory for the Okanagan Landing Utilities in Vernon due to equipment failure.





2015/7/9
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5 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED 4 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are 3 new advisories for Small Drinking Water Systems (SDWS) in Ontario, they include the Glengarry Celtic Hall of Fame in Williamstown, the Martintown Community Centre and the Green Valley Community Centre. In Québec, there is also 1 new advisory in a non-municipal private system in Ascot Corner (no reason or details given; owner names are not provided for privacy reasons in Québec). In Newfoundland and Labrador 1 new advisory was issue for a portion of Happy Valley-Goose Bay (inadequately treated water was introduced into the system); 2 advisories were removed for two other portions of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. In Saskatchewan 2 advisories were lifted in Cochin and Rosthern. In New Brunswick, 1 advisory was removed for the Salmon Rock Subdivision in Grand Bay-Westfield.





2015/7/8
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SAINT-RÉMI CITIZENS FED UP WITH BOILING WATER, QC

8,000 residents in Saint-Rémi, a community 47 km south of Montreal, have been without potable water for five months, and they are none too happy.

"We pay taxes after all. And we can't even drink our own tap water", says one unnamed resident.

It was on February 7 of this year that the advisory was issued after bacteria was found in the water of one of the town's well. Five months later the situation is far from resolved and it is expected to last a few more weeks or even months.

The trouble is Saint-Rémi is one of the few remaining Quebec towns to distribute untreated well water to its citizens and the Québec Ministry of Environment wants a long-term solution to be found before lifting the advisory.

The town's management is meeting with representatives of the Ministry this week to propose a short-term solution which would involve by-passing the well which had been contaminated in February. Whether this solution is accepted or not, it is expected that Saint-Rémi will have to buckle down and install a water treatment plant in the near future.





2015/7/8
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7 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED 5 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are 3 new advisories in Québec, in Drummondville (do not consume, water main break), Lévis, Redempteur sector (major water main break) and the Village alpin 'Le Valinouet" (no reason given) in Saint-David-de-Falardeau, an advisory that was lifted just a few days ago.

There are 2 new advisories in Newfoundland and Labrador, in Corner Brook (portion, distribution system repairs) and Fortune (portion, maintenance/repairs). In Ontario, 1 new advisory was issued for the Kingview Estates (no reason given) in Rosedale. In Saskatchewan, 1 new advisory was issued for a portion of Spiritwood (valve replacement) and 2 advisories were removed, in Air Ronge and Yellow Grass. 2 advisories were removed in New Brunswick for the Hanwell Communities in Fredericton and the Village of Alma. In BC, one advisory was removed for the Jones Lake Cabins in Yale.





2015/7/7
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5 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED 5 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are 3 new advisories in Saskatchewan, in Rosthern (portion, water main break), Hafford (power outage)and Wilcox (power outage); 1 advisory was removed in Nokomis.

In Manitoba 1 advisory was issued for Pine Dock (no reason given); and 1 advisory was removed for The Gardens in Altona. In Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 advisory was removed in Irishtown Summerside. In Ontario, 1 advisory was issued for the Papanack Snack Bar (no reason given) in Wendover. In British Columbia, 2 advisories were removed in Fernie and for the Fun Farm in Maple Ridge.





2015/7/4
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METRO VANCOUVER TOUGHENS WATER RESTRICTIONS

Metro Vancouver has imposed stage 2 water use restrictions throughout the regional district to conserve drinking water in view of declining reservoir levels. The stored water supply in the regional district's reservoirs is down to 79 per cent of their capacity as of June 28.

That number has declined rapidly to record low levels for this time of year as a result of weeks of hot, dry weather and the quick melt of a declining snowpack.

The biggest impact on Metro Vancouver residents will be on limiting lawn sprinkling to once a week. Even-numbered residential addresses may sprinkle lawns from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Monday; odd-numbered addresses can sprinkle from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Thursday. Golf courses can water fairways once a week.





2015/7/4
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8 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED 19 ADVISORIES REMOVED AND 1 BLUE-GREEN ALERT TODAY IN CANADA

There are 4 new advisories in Saskatchewan in Jackfish Lake (power outage/depressurization), Meota (power outage/depressurization), Meeting Lake Regional Park (loss of chlorination/high turbidity), Poplar Park Camground owners (depressurization) in Wakaw Lake; 1 advisory was removed for a portion of Kerrobert.

In British Columbia, there are 2 new advisories for the Edgewater Hilltop Par 3 Water System (no reason given) and Lakeshore Waterworks (source water contamination) in Okanagan Falls. In Newfoundland and Labrador 2 advisories were issued for Happy Valley-Goose Bay (power outage).

In Québec, 4 advisories were removed in Frelisburg, Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover, Saint-Paul-de-Montminy (hotel), and for the Motel Gaspé. 2 advisories were removed in Ontario for the Northern Eagle Campers Association in Minden, and the Cruise Cottage in Presqu'ile Provincial Park.
Alberta Health has issued 1 new advisoy for blue-green algae in Clear Lake near Wainwright, bringing the total of blue-green (cyanobacteria) advisoies to 8 in Alberta.





2015/7/3
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14 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED 19 ADVISORIES REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

Nova Scotia publishes its advisories for public individual water supplies once every three weeks or so, which explains the high numbers of advisories issued and removed today. There are 9 new advisories in Nova Scotia: Ste. Anne's Anglican Youth Camp in Annapolis Royal, Kennetcook Pizza & Variety, Mira Seniors & Pensioners Center in Marion Bridge, Don Henderson Sportsplex in Brookfield, Whale Cove Summer Village in Margaree Harbour, Normaway Inn in Margaree Valley, The Haze Restaurant in Scots Bay, Kings Regional Rehab Centre in Cambridge and the Castle Rock Inn in Ingonish; no reasons were provided for any of these; 12 advisories were removed in Nova Scotia: Fletchers Lake Apartments, Gulf Shore Camping, Mersey River Chalets in Maitland, Scotia Pine Campground in Hilden, Office Depot in Riverside, Bev's Country Diner in Upper Stewiacke, Enfield Estates, Smiley's Provincial Park, Look Off Campground in Arlington, South Mountain Park Camping in Welton Landing, KC restaurant in Western Shore and Bay Vista in Barrington Passage.

There are 4 new advisories in Saskatchewan, in Cochin (Seasonal line, line break), Kerrobert (portion, water main break), Yellow Grass (maintenance, depressurization), RM 252 Arm River (total coliforms); 2 advisories were removed in Rosthern and Spiritwood. In Newfoundland and Labrador, 2 advisories were issued in Bellburns (E.coli), Kippens (maintenance/repairs) and 3 were removed in Chance Cove, Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Roddickton-Bide Arm. There is 1 new advisory in Québec for the École du Grand Héron (no reason given) in Sainte-Sophie.

There is 1 new advisory in BC for Beaumont Park (low chlorine residuals, bacteria in samples) in Fraser Lake and a reminder of the Water Quality Advisory in Ellison due to turbidity. In Ontario, there is a new advisory in Restoule Provincial Park and advisories were removed in 3 parks: Halfway Lake Provincial Park, Killarney Provincial Park, Quetico Provincial Park and Wakami Lake Provincial Park. In New Brunswick there is 1 new advisory in Alma (E.coli).





2015/7/2
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CROSS-CONTAMINATION REPORTS DON'T SIT WELL WITH SASKATCHEWAN VILLAGE

There's something afoot in in the northern village of Paddockwood. Nobody wants to talk much about the Emergency Boil Water Order (EBWO) that was issued in on June 26. The Saskatchewan Public Health Inspector would rather not be mentioned by name. "I am not too sure about the details of what happened. Our role is mainly to make sure the population is notified that there is a boil water advisory." he says.

The mayor's wife alludes to defamatory lies, adding "Do I have to talk to you? No? Then I am going to leave you now I'm busy with my grandkids".

According to SaskH2o, the order was due to the risk of contamination, namely the risk of sewage cross-contamination in the public water supply. Rumor has it that damages to one or several water lines were not fully repaired and that there was a possible cross-connection between the sewage line and the drinking water line.

"It's all a malicious attack on the village," says town clerk Joan Carriere. " There was a line break during excavation work, it was fixed, we've sent the samples to the lab and they are clean, and as soon as we get the official letter from the province, the advisory will be lifted."

Carriere says there are 168 people in Paddockwood and all were affected by the advisory.

The RM of Paddockwood is located approximately 40 kms north of Prince Albert, SK on the edge of the Northern Provincial Forest. Its Boundaries extend from Prince Albert National Park on the west to the Hamlet of Foxford on the East.





2015/7/1
Advisory Report


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7 NEW BOIL WATER ADVISORIES ISSUED 1 ADVISORY REMOVED TODAY IN CANADA

There are 5 new advisories in Newfoundland and Labrador in Cox's Cove ((no free chlorine in system), Irishtown-Summerside (maintenance or repairs), McIvers (no free chlorine in system), Mount Moriah (disinfection system is off due to maintenance or mechanical failure), Steady Brook (no free chlorine in system).

There is 1 new advisory in BC in Balfour (inadequate disinfection/treatment); 1 new advisory in Manitoba for the Sportsman Stop (no reason given) in Lockport; and 1 new advisory in Saskatchewan in Greenstreet (line break or depressurization); 1 advsiory was also removed in Saskatchewan in Cochin.




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