Fecal bacteria leads to advisories at multiple Alberta lakes, including Wabamun and Pigeon

Alberta Health Services has issued a series of advisories at central and northern lakes in the province due to “elevated levels of fecal bacteria currently present in the water.” On Saturday, AHS said that it was advising the public not…

Water warning after pet dies from suspected blue-green algae exposure in Alberta

An Alberta family is sending out a warning to watch the water and your pets. Over the weekend their dog Daisy died after swimming in Moose Lake and they suspect blue-green algae is to blame. As Kendra Slugoski explains, AHS…

‘Odd spring’ leads to later start of blue-green algae season: Alberta researcher

There is one benefit to the cooler spring Alberta experienced this year: a later start to the blue-green algae season in the province. There are fewer than usual blue-green algae health advisories in place right now in Alberta compared to…

Water quality advisories in place for several central, northern Alberta lakes

With parts of central and northern Alberta seeing sunny summer weather again, many people will be looking for a body of water to jump in and cool off. However, swimmers should take note that Alberta Health Services has multiple water…